Monday, December 31, 2012

Birthday Party invites and altered Starbucks bottles!

Hello everyone!

Today I wanna share some birthday party invites I made a couple weeks ago for Anna's 18th Birthday party!! Yeah...18, I'm still in denial! LOL

Anyhow, I had the 12x12 Primas "Nature's Garden" paper collection I wanted to use. I LOVED side A of the collection. Side B was a little too purple and gray for me, although the images were exquisite! :) 
Thanks Jodie Lee for the awesome design! It's a favorite for sure!!  So I used this collection for the 12 invites and also used -3- 12x12 sheets I punched a border design on them for the cake and present table was so pretty!

I recycled 4 glass Starbucks bottles. I saved about 8 of them, but used 4 and they worked great for small flower arrangements on the cake table!

Let me apologize that I don't have the video tutorial for these, I really wish I could have had one but this was during the time when I had no internet and had 2 laptops in the shop and I was stressed. When I finally had some connection I did a search on Pinterest and found an awesome picture of a card that totally inspired me!!! AHHH, you guys, this lady is so talented, her name is Anne and her blog is mesmerizing! 
You must visit her at "Anne's Paper Fun" she is a 
designer for Wild Orchid Crafts Blog design team! 
Her work is amazing! Thanks Anne!

Here's the video:

Here's the invites: 

I made pink ones to give out to the girls and green ones for the boys...and 1 of the green ones was for me...

I decided to make pockets for tags that had the party info on it...
They slip right out...
You flip it over and the info is on the other side...
I almost didn't use the butterflies!!! I'm glad I did though!
I think they totally finish off the invites!
3 layers!!!! I LOVE!!
A little butterfly in the corner so it's not too plain....I think it works!:)

The bottles!! I used light green burlap to stamp a swirl on it
....ah, so sweet!
A butterfly I painted white with gesso and tied on the 
neck with some cool hemp cord!
There's a bottle behind the basket...I bought it at Joann's and did a white wash on it to shabby it up, then wrapped some gathered streamer paper with lace and added a burlap flower I made! This paper looked great on the table and fit the little decor I had...just so shabby! 

A closer look at the basket:

Products I used:
*Prima's "Nature Garden" paper collection
*Lace from my listing "Lace #NR-0011"
(what you see wrapped around my basket)
*Patsy's Seam Binding at "Prairie Bird Boutique"
*White card stock, my stash
*Flowers and flat back pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
*"Vintage Photo" distress ink
*Martha Stewart punches:
"Floral Vine Deep Edge" and "Deco Fan" edge punch
"Classic"  and the 3 in 1 "Classic" butterfly punch
*Spellbinders Shapeabilities die "Fleur De Lis Accents"
*Glimmer Mist "Old Lace"
*Lindy's Stamp Gang "Royal Crimson Fire"
*Basket from Joann's at 50% off
*Burlap flower made by me, sold here
*Cheese Cloth, my stash
*Paper doilies, my stash

I'll be sharing the birthday card in the next post which I also used the "Nature Garden" paper collection to make it. I'll also share the gift I made for her. She said she really loved that made me happy! :)

I appreciate you stopping by to see what I made. I hope it inspires you to create for a party or gathering!



  1. WAUW Jules, these are awesome, and you did an outstanding job on these things here. You could have used another great idea I found and used here before christmas too. It was some small holders that held a napkin and the cutlery, and they turned out really great for christmas eve, and the idea would be awesome for a party too. Will have to try that this year too LOL.
    I just loved your invites and vases and is exited to see all the rest you made for her party too soon. I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthdayparty and was really pleased with all your amazing work for her.
    Stunning work as always hun, let´s see some more of that you talented lady.

    1. Hey Maryann! Thanks so much for your comment, you're so sweet! :) xoxo

  2. OMG Jules you did an amazing job. Everything looks wonderful. The invitations are awesome. Love all your projects. Can't wait to see what you do next. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and prosperous new year! Hugs. Cyndie

    1. Thanks Cyndie! I had fun doing this for her... on budget, I think it turned out well:) Thanks for stopping in! xo

  3. Love your work. Everything turned out wonderfully!

    New follower and I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic designs.

    Hope your had a wonderful Christmas and New Year

    Happy Crafting

    1. aww...Tracie, thank you so much for stopping in and following my blog.....this is such a gift to me to see new people coming over to check out my work:) Happy New Year to you!! Have a great 2013! :) xo, Jules


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