Hand Made Party invites 

My husband was worried, and rightfully so, when I announced that I wanted to hand made the invitations for our sons 1st Birthday party.  The concern was that I rarely finish anything :). 
It got worse when I started cutting out and glue together a dozen tiny trucks and excavators but I got it done just in time with a few extras for decorating the house with.
I wanted something special for him and he like trucks, just trucks, not chuck the truck or whatever.  I do t encourage him to watch tv so he doesn’t know who or wat that all is.  So most of the store bought theme items were out of the question.

So pleased with the results.

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2013 Christmas cards

xmas-card2013 Every year I hand mark my Christmas cards, some years I spend more time on it than others to be honest.  This year I wanted to include a family photo.  We had gotten married the years before and I just thought it would be nice for people to see us as a family.  We didn’t have anyone to take it so I got my tri-pod out and had my dad ‘supervise’ the shot.  We must have taken 30 shots just to get this one.

The cards themselves were a little more complicated than probably needed to be.  I used black card stock, accept for the ‘snow’, and acrylic paints.  There were four main pieces on the front that had to be cut out and glued together.  All in all they took about a week to create start to finish and I made them in stages to allow for paint/glue to dry.

In the end everyone seemed to love them, they turned out great I am so happy with them but as I say every year I need to start the process sooner and plan to make more that I usually do.  I tend to forget people and have to rush at the end.

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