Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dr. Suess

My daughter's very good friend, Sondra, is having a baby - her first one!  We are all excited and happy for her ... and I am the one making the invitations.  Kate wants a Dr. Suess theme.  Try and find paper.  I don't think they make it.  I have looked everywhere!  So the next best thing was to purchase (used) books and cut out the pages.  That was SO hard for me to do.  I have always taught my daughters to take care of their books, but here I go and cut these up.  The first cut was the hardest.  (Isn't that song?  Oh, wait, the word is the deepest.)  Anyway, here's the "dummy" card...
The card is a panel that folds into 3 parts.  The ribbon slides off so the card can be fully extended.  The words are printed on vellum and then adhered over the design, making the design "muted."  I used my 5" Xyron and it was slick!  Each card is unique since each page of the books are unique.  I used Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg.   
They turned out very cute and are definitely one-of-a-kind invites.  I hope Sondra likes them.

2 comments:

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh I'm sure she'll love these invites, Jean. They are just darling!!!

Lois said...

Beautiful! Jean you did an awesome job on the invitations!