Party time for my first born is just around the corner and I have been crafting yet another masterpiece. I got this idea by flipping through a summer camp catalog for art classes. Since my little Picasso is asking for a painting/art party for her 6th year, I stuck with the theme as I created these pretty simple invites.
Here’s what I did:
- Purchased inexpensive plastic artist’s pallets at Michaels
- Found card stock in the colors of the rainbow (Thank you, Roy G. Biv)
- Punched them out with a paper punch found in the scrapbooking supplies
- Hand-lettered all of the party information on the punched out “paint” chips
- Secured them into the pallet with hot glue (no other adhesive seemed to work–I tried)
- I slipped the invitations into clear cellophane bags, sprinkled some swirled confetti inside (looks sort of like paint), added a paintbrush (packs of 12 sold for $1!) and tied it together with some coordinating ribbon.
Sure, it took a little time. I started about 6 weeks ago and worked on them a little here, a little there. I found this project sort of a nice break from other more intense projects (aka, writing a non-fiction book on a complex speech disorder!). Next up–creating goody bags. Oh, wait–that will be my treat for getting through some revisions. Everything in perspective, right?
Happy Friday and Happy Crafting!