Birthday Cards

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wedding Invitation

After trying to decide what to do for the invitation, my daughter chose this tri-fold card. Although this is my sample, the other cards went home with her on Sunday. I did not use the Cricut for this card which is different for me.

The main card is cut @ 6.25, x 9.25. This was to fit in a folder that I had with the birds on it. I had to "dress" the folder and change the plates to put it thought the Cuttlebug. It worked fine on the sample of printer paper but then when I put the glitter paper in, the lines had torn the paper. In this photo, you cannot tell but it is a glitter paper and was hard to print because it was so thick but I finally got it through the printer.

The flower was a Spellbinders Nestabilities flower which cuts and embosses. I could cut the scraps that I trimmed from the 12" x 12" paper that was trimmed to go into my printer. A stone was added to the center of the card.

Added a ribbon and a separate bow

I was not sure how well the glitter card stock would stick together to each other so I did cut an extra flower and pasted it on the inside of the card.

Also embossed the flap of the envelope.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shower cookies

Cookies from the shower: This first set are the cookies that I took home and took the wrappings off to take the pictures.

Palm tree

The flamingo

The sun

The guys bathing suit and there was also a bikini but did not get a picture of that as well as several other cookies.

This grouping of cookies were made just for the bride and groom. their initials in the color for the wedding, key and hearts, dress, and tux all were presented in a white satin basket. All the cookies done here were done by the grooms mother. In larger baskets, the closeup of the cookies that were decorated, with frosting and sugars in a tropical theme to match the decorations.

Orange flip flop.

The sun.

All the cookies were decorated differently and wrapped with ribbon . Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of all
because they had disappeared very fast. Great job Lynda!

She will also be doing the wedding cake.


Friday, June 24, 2011


Even the bride had helped with the decorations. These are the napkins that she designed. It was made also with a Lei that was cut apart. Taking a piece of ribbon, she threaded the flower through and tied it to the napkin. A basket with the napkins ready for the guests with a added ribbon to the bottom of the basket

Close up of more of the cupcakes. These were vanilla with coconut on top.

Chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting which were my favorites.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Right before the shower, I had gotten a craft idea from Martha Stewart. She put flowers on a mini light set so that is what you see in the background. I bought extra Leis and took them apart and glued them to the lights. Hard to tell that they were on in this picture. Everyone had gotten a lei when the arrived.

Cookies in the baskets for the guest made by the grooms mother.
Yum, the bakery table all done by the grooms mother. Only a few calories and all so good.

Instead of a cake, she made three different types of cupcakes.

I made the cupcake wrappers in three colors, the one shown are raspberry cupcakes with a raspberry on top. Trying to the size for the wrappers was not as easy as it should have been. Tried several sizes first but not all cupcakes are created equal. I cut the flowers @1.5" to match the rest of the decorations. there was one light purple cut and then two of the darker purple with a toothpick in between with one flower being reversed.

The groom holding the Leis under the banner that was featured in another post. It was one of the windiest days and cooler than what it had been earlier in the week but at least the sun was shinning that day.