Monday, June 11, 2007

I'm surrounded by flip-flops


I have to say that the HOURS and I literally mean hours I spent working on these invitations melted away last night when my niece had a huge smile on her face and said.. "I LOVE THEM"... She's having a combination end of year/ birthday party and it's officially boy/girl. So I was under strict instructions to make sure that the boy's were masculine and the girls were girly girl.. If your looking for a template.. Here's one for ya..

So here's what I came up with... The base card for the boy's invitation's were made from brocade blue, brilliant blue, only orange (see below picture) and tempting turquoise. There's a mix of Stampin Up and Non-Stampin Up Designer papers. I then embossed different circle designs on each of the designer papers in either dark brown or white embossing powders (needed to stay masculine.. wink ;) wink:)). To make the thongs I used Taupe, Blue Bird or Turquoise Stampin Up grosgrain ribbon. Give the ribbon a little twist before you adhere it to the back of the paper (using a glue dot). That'll give it that 'genuine' flip flop look. The Small and Large tag punches were used to punch out the tags and each were stamped with "Your Invited" (as if they didn't know this was an invitation... But the boss requested it so that's what I did.. LOL) using the snap stamps I purchased from Ellen's Store. (Love'm).. Around the sole I hand wrote.. Splish.... Splash.. and then the inside reads.. It's XXX'S Birthday Bash... (Date, Time, Place, RSVP)..

Now the 'girlie girl's'... These are pretty much the same, just a little more foo foo with a little extra bling thrown in for good measures.. The designer paper's are all florals or polka dots and embossed with flowers or butterflies in light pink or white embossing powder. Turquoise, apricot, celery and apple green grosgrain ribbons were all used for the thongs.. And of course a prima flower with either stickes 'diamonds' or a jewel dot was added to the center of the flower.. The tags were either a matching tag sheet I purchased with the designer paper or again punched out using the Small and Large tag punches. Hope ya'll enjoy these...

Side note... Originally the little stinker was allowed to invite 20-22 people.. I made 34 invites just in case... My sis emailed me today to stay the little devil took them "ALL" to school today to pass them out and were taking bets as to whether or not she hands out all 34.. My guess is 'yes' cause that's exactly what her mother would have done.. That darn apple falling off that tree again.. LOL.. Oh to be 12 again !!!

8 comments:

Nancy said...

These are amazing! What a great Auntie you are!!

Angie Z. said...

Oh how fun and festive are these! I love making these for the summer months! Great choice in papers, ribbons and flowers! You did a wonderful job!
~Angie

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious. These are adorable. Do you have them in my size? Linda

Kristi Stockman (SCS-kls1973) said...

Wow! These are awesome- GREAT for a summer party. I can totally see this for a 4th of July pool party type deal!! What a wonderful job you did- your niece is very lucky!

Elaine said...

those are so darn cute!!! WOW!!!

Michelle said...

These little flip flops are so CUTE!

Nancy Grant said...

Oh so cute and clever! I want one!!
:-)

Gina Wrona said...

Awesome!

You rock sistah!

I printed your template link to try them out, someday.

((hugs))
Gina