Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tea Party Invites and kids crafting

Miss B is having a tea and swim party this year so we got to make some invitations today!  I cut the tea cup from the A Child's Year Cricut cartridge and then we stuck them to solid cardstock leaving the middle of the cup open so we could slide the "tea bag" card with the information inside.  I didn't want to make a trip to the scrapbook store so we used what I had, so they are all a little different but we love them!
It's way too hot to do anything outside except swim, so the kids have been getting creative- I went through my paper stash and collected scraps for them. Miss B wanted me to show the cards she made:
I especially like the "Be Happy" cards, how true, "be happy and you will have a better life!"  And the pop-ups too!
Miss G created some masterpieces on the Doodle Pro to share:

10 comments:

Widge said...

Absolutely gorgeous invitations!! And how cute are those be happy cards!!!!

Shauna said...

Those invites are so cute! Are you so proud your daughters are following in your scrapbooking foosteps! Miss B is good! Way better than me for sure.

Tami Allred said...

fun, fun, fun!

Suzonne said...

SO Cute!! I love it all!

Franchesca said...

I loved the tea cup idea and would like to try to make it for my daughter's tea party coming up! i was wondering where can i get the design? thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas..

KatieJ said...

Hi Franchesca, thanks for your compliments, I don't see anything in your blogger profile to reach you so hopefully you check back here! I used the Cricut Cartridge: A Child's Year to cut the tea cup, but you could also do an image search for a design and then print, cut out and use it for a pattern. There is a kitchen font on www.dafont.com that has a good tea cup, you could enlarge it to the size you need. Hope that helps, good luck!

String of Beads said...

Thanks so much for this post. I am doing a little 'Tea Party' for my 6 year olds birthday in a few weeks, and used the teacup idea for her invitations.
Turned out brilliantly, and best thing was that I had everything already in my craft stash, so didn't have to buy anything extra!
Happy to email you a photo if you'd like to see....

Megan E Kelly said...

I love these invitations. I'm trying to have them made for my daughters second birthday that's coming up. However, when I search for the cartridge "a child's year," I have 2 issues. 1, it's extremely expensive now that it's rare, which wouldn't be such a problem except for issue 2, that when I search through the images for the cartridge, I fail to see a tea cup. I just want to make sure that that is the correct cartridge.

KatieJ said...

Thanks Megan- the cartridge is A Child's Year- it is one of the best ones! Each "key" has several different features including monogram,(in a sacallop oval or a balloon!) icon, card, tag, font and shadow, and the tea cup is one of the icon cuts. I hope this helps and you are able to find the cartridge for a decent price!

KatieJ said...

I found the handbook for the cartridge online: http://us.cricut.com/res/handbooks/AChildsYear.pdf
if you scroll down to page 79 you'll see all the icons!