Saturday, January 10, 2009

the invites...

i just finished delivering the invites & i really do love how they turned out!  Becks was so excited to give them to all his little friends.  he would hide them behind his back until they got to the door & then tell them what it was as if they couldn't see it with their own two eyes.  
i have included a template of the paper i made for the scroll.  you are more than welcome to use it for your pirate event.  i used a free font from here called freebooter.  i really liked the look of it with the theme.  i also added the dashed line throughout the text after i printed one, then copied them onto the aged parchment.  i followed by burning the edges of them before i rolled them up, tied them with red ribbon & placed them in the bottles i got here.  before i put the scroll in, i put a little sand & some mini shells that i got at the craft store.  i finished them off with a little skull tag that i made & a tag with each child's name that i also burned the edge of.  i tied them on with a little piece of twine.(i really had to tone it down, since i am all about glitter & tulle.  Definitely not very piratey!)

{the finished product}


{here's a closer look for ya}


{here is a printable sheet of the skull tags i made}


{i used the same font for the names as the scroll}


{here is the template for the scroll.  just download it to your computer, add your text & print}


{this is not our real address... so don't try to look us up:)}


{i just used a sharpie to add the dashed line.}

18 comments:

K. Crisler said...

You are amazing!

Kaerlig said...

These invites were over the top! Awesome. Can't wait to find out what you do at the actual party.

Lyndsie said...

i love it brit!! i'm sure it's going to be SUCH a fun party!! good luck with everything you busy girl!! :)

Andrea C. said...

The invites are so cute and Connor cannot wait for the party - what lucky kids you have - to have such a good creative mom. I'm so impressed!!!

*Kelly* said...

So when I'm ready to have kids can I just rent you out for their parties? Seriously, you are so talented and I still remember all the amazing foods and treats you used to bring into Red Robin!
Kelly

Marostica said...

SO Cute, makes me want to be you! You are so great at what you do. What lucky kids you have.

Marie said...

So, you are AmAzInG!! Wow...so cute! Marie

Brooke said...

Perfection, of course! :) These "ARRRRRRR" awesome! (Sorry, couldn't resist!) I cannot wait to see pictures of the whole party. What FUN.

Dkole said...

Shut the freakin front door. You are amazing.

Katie said...

Ellie took one look at it and said WOW, these are really good inbatations, she is a weally good tier (she liked how you tied the ribbon). Even a 4 year old can tell you are amazing.

Ash said...

Owen has asked me like 10 times a day, since you dropped it off, if it is time for Beckhams party...

Jen said...

The cutest invites EVER! Which doesn't surprise me, your such an overachiever! So so so so sad that Aubrey won't be able to make it. If we hadn't spent a butt load of moo-la on ski school we would be there! Can't wait to see pictures of the party. Happy Birthday Beckham!

Whitney said...

What cute invitations. I hope the party goes well. Beckham is so cute! Tell him Happy Birthday from us!

Lindsay said...

I will make sure to tell them. Howie and Lar don't have a name yet. But I will post pictures and let ya know what they decide.

Kipn n' Sarah said...

You never quit amazing me that is for sure, your kids are SO LUCKY that is all I can say, O and all their friends too! It is super nice that you share all this with us too and make it available for us to make possible. You rock!

Sha said...

Yep, it's official. I thought that birthday's couldn't get any more creative than the one you threw for Avi, but I am already proven wrong with this awesome invite. Keep us updated on the rest of party, okay?!

Crystal said...

These look fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing the printables!

Maria Fernanda Newman said...

I LOVED IT.. Thanks for this great idea and for sharing the printable.! You made my invitations :)