1st Birthday invitations

Miss P is turning one this summer!  I’ve saved each of my children’s 1st Birthday invitations.  I’m not much of a saver, but those handmade invitations are very dear to me, and I wanted to continue the tradition with Miss P.

I went to Hobby Lobby with a few ideas in my head, but when I got to the paper craft aisles I felt completely overwhelmed!  So many pretty options but nothing was jumping out at me.  I wanted them to be sweet and lovely but simple too.

I was so close to leaving empty-handed when I came across this packet of papers.  I loved them!  I stood in the middle of the aisle staring at those papers trying to come up with a good way to use them, when inspiration struck… they would make perfect envelopes!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I opened the package, not only did it have full sheets of beautifully patterned paper, but there where sheets of small tags that could be cut apart.  They were supposed to be used as gift tags but I decided they would make perfect address labels.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI downloaded and printed off this free envelope pattern, and spent a blissful hour cutting, folding, and assembling party envelopes.

Party envelopes I couldn’t be more pleased with the way they turned out!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI like that each invitation will be a little different.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe address labels are one of my favorite parts of the envelope!

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This little striped envelope is so sweet, but I wish I would have been more careful about lining up the stripes with the envelope template.  It makes the envelope look a little slanted and not quite squared up.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor the actual invitation I decided to keep it very simple.  Just a pretty shade of pink, a playful font, and a boarder of white lace sewn to the bottom.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1st Birthday invitations OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used a little strip of washi tape to seal the back of the envelope.

Naturally I want to make a million more of these darling envelopes in ALL shapes and sizes, because… hello! you can’t have too many pretty envelopes!!

PS- if you’re interested in making your own envelopes there are lots of free downloadable templates on the web.  A quick search on Pinterest will give you lots of great templates!

5 thoughts on “1st Birthday invitations

  1. Shanda

    I have made envelopes by using an old envelope for a templet, just carefully take it apart and trace around. This was a very good idea for the invitations, April! I love those papers!

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  2. Aliya

    These are so perfect. I want to make a million of them. Making envelopes from scrapbook paper is such a rewarding little craft.

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