October 26, 2010

She's a Real Cupcake

So the Granddaughter is turning 14 on Friday. Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future.

Over the years, we have hosted all kinds of sleepover parties for her ... birthday, halloween costume parties, school's out pool parties. She asked if we could do it again for her 14th and she wanted to hand-make invitations. Cupcake invitations.

We got out the scrapbooking supplies and I drew a template for a large cupcake ...


We cut a 12" square piece of purple (currently her favorite color) card stock in half, then folded it in half with the fold to the left side so it was 6" square, held the cupcake template against the card and cut around it. Also made a separate template for the frosting portion and cut a single piece from some glittery card stock. Then we used a circle punch to make a cherry.


We changed our minds about the solid pink cherry and used a cute pink patterned paper instead. Did the same thing for the little tag on the front that reads Celebrate and used a corner punch on it.


We measured out a piece of patterned paper for the invitation wording inside, rounded the corners and ran them through the printer ...


They turned out so cute!


And if that's not enough cuteness for you ...


Louie and Miles can't wait for the party ... all those giggling girls to cuddle with and snacks ... there will be snacks!

8 comments:

Tightwad Mom said...

I love those cupcake invitations. What a genius idea! Sounds like it will be a fabulous party (and I'm sure your "boys" will enjoy it,too)!

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

so adorable! I love crafty projects that involve cake.. and icing.. and a sugar rush. The party will be so fun!

lisaschaos said...

Oh the pups will have so much fun with the girls! I'm sure your granddaughter is going to have a blast! LOVE the invitations! great job girls! :0)

Baby Sister said...

Those are adorable invitations!! The dog is pretty cute too. ;)

Loren said...

Oh my Goodness!!! They are D.A.R.L.I.N.G!!!!!!! & so r your babies:)

I"m sure you will have soooo much fun!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Have you ever heard of the game where they have to find the bubble gum on a paper flate full of whipped cream & be the 1st to blow a bubble ?? without using their hands? only using their face,mouth etc?? It is tooo funny! & since u have a pool where they can wash off so you might be interested? we did this one yr w/ Jennas sleepover & they still talk about it today!!

have fun & happy birthday to your sweet girl!

Lori said...

Tons of cuteness!! And what a very sweet grandmother! Homemade invites are no "cup"cake walk:)

E. said...

Those invitations are great. I have this idea of making my own cards and am impressed by craft type people who can produce cool things like that.

One day it might be me. :)

jayayceeblog said...

@ Loren - Thanks so much for the sleepover game suggestion. I told the granddaughter about it and she is raring to go! We are so going to try the bubble gum and whipped cream game. Thanks again!!!