After spending several hours meticulously designing, tracing, and cutting the individual pieces of Sophia’s owl invitations, I’m ready to admit that a circut machine may heave saved me a tremendous amount of time. Thankfully, I was able to recruit the help of my DH, my brother, and my crafty MIL. Without their help, surely I would still be trimming and gluing away into the wee hours of the morning. It’s crunch time, which means that I must ease up on my quest for perfection. So, here they are, 25 darling little owl invitations. All handcrafted with love for my darling daughter.
So, here is the first look at my cute little owl invitations for Sophia’s 1st birthday party. I must say they are a lot of work. I drew the body, wings, nose, and the layer behind the eyes. Each piece was cut by hand. I don’t own a cricut machine or anything like that. I find that I can be more creative when I do it all by hand. Sure it takes a lot longer to do a project but, it certainly avoids that cookie cutter look. I am able to give it my own special touch. I used a punch for the circles of the eyes. The eyes are flat backed rhinestone gems and rhinestone brads that I purchased on eBay. I love the paper I used ( the blossom song stack from DCWV, and TC Cottage Garden, by K&Company). I’m a sucker for pretty paper. Especially floral patterned and glittery paper. Alright, time to go tend to my daughter. She is at my knee, looking for attention. She melts my heart when she looks at me and says “Mama! Mama!”, then tightly through s her arms around me. It’s the best feeling!