Cute & Simple (Friday)
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Cute & Simple: Painted Invites

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!

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