Thursday, November 14, 2013

Almost Six.

My oldest, Ellie, will be six in less than a month. This birthday is bittersweet because it seems as if we're letting go of every trace of baby and toddler that's left and entering a new little girl zone. While this is mostly a happy thing, every now and then I catch a glimpse of the baby-that-used-to-be, and I feel a little tug in my heart. She asked for a craft party this year (atta girl!), so we made these fun invites and passed them out to her friends.

To hint at the party theme, I wanted to add a handmade element to the invite. A hand lettered invite was what I really wanted, but alas, these had to be conceptualized and made in one day.

If real lettering is out of the question, why not use some fake-it lettering? I chose two hand lettered fonts for the invite design, and printed the larger words with faint outlines only. I then filled them in with a metallic gold pen by hand. It was hard to capture the effect in pictures, but I really liked how it turned out.

I had leftover pom-poms from a crafting party, and they decided that they needed to be a part of this too. I attached them to glassine envelopes with mini-glue dots. So fun, right?