Tuesday, September 8, 2009

tackle it tuesday - digging into fun!!

Today's Tuesday Tackle (say that 5 times fast!) is not housework...I think you all deserve a break from witnessing the mess that ensues in our house at times. Although I did clear off our bedroom dresser (again!) and have kept it clear for a week now!

Instead, I was able to tackle something fun! Austin will be turning 2 years old in just 21 days!! I mailed out the invites to his construction party over the weekend for his party coming up in a few weeks. I must say that I loved making these invitations! I know it might look a bit complicated, but I did it in stages, so it didn't feel overwhelming to me at all. I enjoyed it...even coloring in all the details...all 12 invitations. Remember folks, this is FUN for me!!

I don't want to fool you into thinking that I came up with this idea all on my own because I didn't. I got my inspiration from here. If you followed that link, you can see why I was madly in love with the invitation and I just had to work my magic to create it. So, the minute I saw it, I just KNEW that I had to track down the Stampin' Up! Little Trucks stamp set. I searched all over and found it on Ebay selling for at least $30. It's a retired set and apparently very rare. But my good friend Kim just so happened to have a friend who was willing to give it to her and then Kim let me borrow it. You don't know how ecstatic I was to find this out!! (If you don't know this about me...once I have my mind set on something, it's hard to change it!)

This particular card is called a criss-cross card and the tutorial can be found here (which demonstrates the technique using Christmas themed supplies...it's SUPER CUTE!!)

So, here's my tackle...





I actually came up with the wording of the invite after taking bits and pieces off of other construction themed invites I had seen around the web and putting them together into one.


Of course, I have tackled other things to get ready for the party, but I can't show you just yet. It will be a surprise! My biggest complaint about this invitation creating process is that I couldn't do more! I must say that when it's party time, I wish our house was a wee bit larger, so I could have more guests on the invite list! We're going to be combining family and friends this year again. Maybe next year we'll just have all of his little buddies over and do a family party separately.

So, that's my tackle...what's yours?

20 comments:

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That is so cute! Great job!

Michelle said...

I love love how you did the Birthday invites very creative .Great Tackle.

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is adorable!!! My SIL makes cards and I am so jealous of how cool they are - I just cannot make them come out like that.

Bonnie said...

The invites are AWESOME..good job. I am a stampin up consultant..well..kind of..I'm my best customer. I could sit and make cards for hours too.

Karen said...

Very cute!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That invite is too cute! We did a construction party a few years ago and the kiddos loved it.

Michelle said...

That invite is adorable!! I can't wait for baby to be born because I LOVE to plan a party and can imagine I will love the whole birthday planning process lol!

Tracey said...

Those are absolutely precious! Can't wait to see how the whole party turns out!!

Susie said...

What a fun tackle:-)

Kelli said...

Those are great! I'm so excited you got the stamp (I can be the same way when I set my mind to something.) I'll be done with Jamison's invites tomorrow and then I'll take pictures. It's so much fun!

Shelley @ My Treasure Hunt said...

That is super cute! I love the wording!

Rhonda said...

Heidi I love it! That is just adorable and love the wording too! Cannot wait to see the rest of the party!

Do you plan on going back into teaching someday? It looks like I will be in the classroom next week for 10 weeks if not before. Say a prayer for me.

Lauren said...

So cute!! After 4 years of princesses and butterflies, I can't wait to throw some little boy parties!!

Miller Racing Family said...

What totally cute invites. I can't wait to see the rest of the party details.

He & Me + 3 said...

Ok you are so doing some for me. I love these. Super cute.

Missy said...

These are great, Heidi! I remember this set! Too cute. Can't wait to see the rest of the party details.

I'm actually sharing my daughter's invites today.

Jerri said...

I love the invitation. Very cute!

Sarah Ondracek said...

Now that is an invitation I wouldn't throw away once the party is over!!!

Carol Kennon said...

Love the invitations! Super cute. Looks like it's gonna be a great party.

Candice said...

The invites are precious!!!

 
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