Thursday, February 19, 2009

Princess Birthday Invitations

I have really enjoyed my little invitation business, especially when I get to see project come full circle. It started with her shabby couture birth announcements in black and pink, then her baptism invitations in pink and cream, and now it's princess birthday invitations.

Isabella's mommy said she needed some first birthday invites in a princess theme...except the princess should not be too princessy or "white trash." Come on, we all know the look we're NOT going for here right?! She sent me this picture of a bedding set that she liked and asked for something similar in an invitation.

I knew exactly the look she was going for, I just wasn't sure that I would be able to find it. I scoured the web for princess themes and imagine my surprise when I found this paper by Imaginsce called Back By Midnight!

I couldn't believe my luck, it's like the two were made for each other! I headed into the big city to pick up my slightly glittered but perfectly princess paper and other supplies. I wanted the paper the be the focal point so I kept it simple by matting it with pear colored card stock and set it atop a shimmery rose scallop flat card. Light brown inking around the edges and some pink rhinestones in each corner completed the look.
The flip side of the invitation contains all the the party details printed on creamy card stock, complimentary to the creamy background on the front. Rhinestones are again used to anchor the wording to the scallop card.
The shimmery rose scallop card was accompanied by a matching envelope. An envelope I just couldn't leave plain! It was mentioned that little frog princes might be used at the party so when I spotted this little stamp, I thought it would be perfectly suited on envelope seals.

Avery makes some full sheet sized labels that were perfect for this project. They come in white so I simply created a green color in Word to match the invites, and printed it out on the sheets. Then, using my Nestibilities dies, I cut out scallop squares, stamped them with my frog prince, then inked the edges with a soft brown. Very simple and convenient!

These invitations fit the theme like a glass slipper!


PaintinfarmMom said...

Wow! How cute!

DEK said...

Can you find out from Isabella's mom where she found the sheets from. My daughter would love to have it!


Jill F Miller said...

The bedding can be found at Pottery Barn Kids...but its on sale so get it before its gone!

karla burke said...

what beautiful invitations. I am looking for 1st birthday invites for my daughter with a princess theme and these would be perfect. Would you be able to make similar invites or would you know where I can get similar invites and the price? Thank you so much in advance.

Jill F. Miller said...

Please contact me at if you'd like to have invitations custom designed just for you!

Jamilyn said...

I love the invitations, you did such a great job on them! The paper is adorable. Just wondering what font you used on them, it is so cute. Thank you

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