September 20, 2010

Jordan's Love Bug Birthday Invitations

It's about time for Jordan's birthday and she wanted to make her own invitations. She chose the card below for her inspiration. Jordan made the cards all by herself. I think she did a great job!
She decided to use Papertrey's Enjoy the Ride stamp set for her birthday cards. No particular birthday theme, just cute invitations. It all started with these cute die cut love bugs. The cars are so easy to cut out with the Enjoy the Ride die. Raspberry Rhinestones were used for the tail lights. All the patterned paper for the invites is from Cosmo Cricket.
Next up, Jordan picked out some Cherry Limeade Carnival Tickets and die cut some striped patterned paper using the scalloped border dies from Papertrey.
Here she is working away, enjoying every minute.
One of my favorite parts of Jordan's invites is the sentiment she stamped on the carnival tickets. The sentiment reads *it's my party* and is from Birthday Bash Sentiments. Once the cards were ready to assemble, Jordan thought the cards needed a little extra oomph. I suggested she use the Large White Metal Rim Tags to give the love bugs a little more focal point. She covered them with more patterned paper and it worked out great.
Next it was time to assemble the invites. So bright and cheery, I just love them. What sweet little fingers too.
Jordan stamped *birthday girl* on the license plate of the love bugs. Love. She also created some party tickets using Buttered Popcorn Carnival Tickets, some flower die cutes and green rhinestones. The tickets will be slipped into the invitation with instructions to bring the ticket to the birthday party. Upon arrival, the guests will present the ticket to redeem a door prize. Such a cute idea...now to whip up some fun door prizes.
And here are the finished invites. Jordan worked the next night and created adorable matching envelopes. I can't wait for her friends to get their invites!
Don't you think Jordan did an amazing job? Of course she used my sample, but her execution and eye for detail is astounding for an almost 12 year old. Proud mama moment for sure. A little mini Mishie.

49 comments:

Celestial Charms said...

Your daughter did a beautiful job on her invitations. I love the color scheme.
Maureen

Anonymous said...

Those are adorable!! She did an awesome job and I love the colors and the car! Happy soon to be birthday!!
:0)Natalie

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

Wow Jordan...fabulous job of your own invites! I love all the colors you used for it and such precision on placing the car on the tag! Great job!

Cathy Weber said...

Jordan did a fabulous job on her invites. She has surely inherited your creativity. Happy Birthday Jordan. Great job on the invitations.

Noomiy said...

wow! she has got a talent! :) great job!

Eveline said...

She's done a great job.
Eveline.

kim.mom said...

She did an AMAZING job!!!!!

Alyssa B said...

too cute for shizzle?

Kim G said...

Cute, cute, cute cards!! Very good job!

Karen said...

I can't believe she made those cards! What a great job she did, even if she did use your card for inspiration. Amazing! She's going to be something!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jordan you can design (and make) invites for me anytime> These are gorgeous
Jean

dolcreations said...

These are awesome Jordan! I just love the layout of your card and I love that punch buggie! Fantastic idea with the personalized licence plate!

cashemere said...

Awesome cards. I love it!
Kisses from Brazil
D├ębora

JeanFB said...

Jordan did a fabulous job - LOOOOOOVE the invites! And the little party ticket idea is so cute! :)

Becky Halfhill said...

Total cuteness!!! Both the little invitations and especially Jordan!! She really is a mini Mishy! Thanks for the inspiration Jordan.

see mary stamp said...

These invitations are adorable. Very well executed indeed!

Heather Jensen said...

She did a wonderful job Michelle. I am sure those girls will love this idea. Tell her Happy Birthday!

milkshake007 said...

Jordan.....You did an amazing job on your birthday invites!! Love what you created!
Have a splendid time at your party and Happy Birthday!!

Kristie said...

Good job Jordan! I do believe that I see another "Mish" in the making. She does a great job, just like her mama. I love seeing you and your girls "playing" together. Happy early Birthday Jordan I can't wait to see the pictures of it on your moms blog!

Stacy said...

OH so Bright and so CHEERY. L-O-V-E them!!! I am so Inspired Jordan, thank you for sharing your artsiness! Have an amazing birthday. What kinda cake are you designing? YUM!

Romaine said...

These are so awesome! She obviously has some of her momma's talent and eye for colour and accents! ;0)

♥Wendi said...

Oh my, JOrdan certainly has her mom's artistic talents. Wow! Please tell her that I am soooooo impressed! Her card is adorable. I ♥ the colors she used. Keep up the great work Jordan!

Deb Zaremba said...

Jordan did an amazing job on her cards! They are just beautiful! Happy Birthday Jordan. You are a very talented artist.

Katie Skiff said...

She did a great job!! She is really taking after her crafty mom!! great job Jordan!!

patriciad said...

What a great job. Cuter than cute.

shelly K said...

Super cute!! Always fun to see your kiddos creating!! and bonus when it turns out so good!!

Peechy said...

Well done Jordan!! such pretty and bright invites. Great to see young uns crafting. Mish, you are right to be proud, Jordan's work can rival an adult!! way good for 12 years old.

Anne said...

Jordan, your birthday invitations are so cute! You're so creative! I love the ticket you put inside the card for a door prize. That's very clever and something I might try for my next party! Thanks for sharing!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Love these birthday invites Jordan! The colors are so bright and fun and I just love the big circle behind the bug! And the door prize tickets are so cute and creative with the little flower punchies! Awesome job!

Anne said...

Great job, Jordan! Your birthday invites and tickets are awesome!!

Katie said...

Happy birthday to Jordan! What awesome invites! Her friends will love them!

Kim H. said...

Her cards are beautiful! What a great job! I have already saved her card to my computer so I can use it for inspiration later! :) Happy Birthday!!!

diane mcvey said...

Those are absolutely to die for! Jordan did an AMAZING job on them! I would LOVE to get an invitation like that...her friends are sure to LOVE them! HOW CUTE! Big hugs to her, and a Happy Birthday, too! :D

Sharli said...

Yay Jordan!!! What beautiful invitations - I'm LOVIN' your LOVE BUG! Are those ruby headlights? Outta this world!

(Hope your Birthday is the best!)

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, I thought she was older! Great job kiddo!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a great job! Love these girlie cards. I will forward my address so that I get invited - ha! The party is sure to be a hit. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

She did an AWESOME job! I love the retro look. Perfect for a teen bd party!

Sue Ann said...

She is a " Mini Me" for sure......... FANTASTIC INVITES!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow Jordan!! Those turned out so super cute!! The idea to bring the ticket for door prizes is superb! Have a fun birthday :O)

{eleise} said...

LOVE THESE! You are so talented!

Steph Zerbe said...

Awesome invites Jordan! They are gorgeous!

Suzanne Klein said...

she is amazing just like her mom. what a fun party

Melissa said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet Mish....those card are mini masterpieces.
Hope she has a wonderful birthday.
Melis

Lynn said...

how adorable! isn't it fun to have your daughter share your love of papercrafting? My daughter would also put together papers and patterns that I wouldn't dream of and it would look so cute, just like your daughter's creations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, your daughter made invitations as beautiful but who would do not have a teacher like you, i am a great admirer of your work find your blog was one of the coolest things that happened to me, sorry if my English is not very good, I'm from mexico and very little English, but I hope it is enough to say you inspired me to continue learning about the fine art of making cards. brenda.

Debbie Nelson said...

Jordan, those are the most adorable invitations I have ever seen...I am partial to the bug...that is what I drive LOL! Like Mother, like daughter, for sure...I know that all your friends were thrilled to get this invitation...

Jodi said...

Michelle~I'm a regular lurker to your blog. I really love all the color in your cards, tags and gift ideas. The most appealing thing for me to see is when you have all of the bits and pieces that you'll be using for a project laying out for us to see. Especially when they are separated out into little tart tins, glass bowls, etc. So very eye catching and appealing! Thank you!

LMcBurney said...

Jordan, you did an amazing job on your cards and you inspired me!

Kitty said...

Jordan-these are so awesome! You have a good eye for color and detail! I would love to be 12 or 13 again and receive one of these! Follow your dream!!!

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