I was a little short on time a few weeks ago when I really needed to send out my daughter's birthday party invitations. So I ordered some from here:
I sent her a digital photo file, the party info, the colour scheme and the theme, and this is what she came up with:
I LOVE them. So does my little lady. I took the digital file of the card to my local photo printing place and quickly whipped off ten 4x6 cards of the image. It wasn't until I got home that I realized that in printing them in that size, the bottom edge of party information was cut off and hard to read. So back to the store I went to print them in 5x7 size. That worked out much better!
But now I had 10 of these mis-prints. They were still pretty cute. What could I use them for?? PARTY DECORATIONS!! YES!!
I had been collecting rainbow scrapbooking papers to use in the party decor. This paper had rainbow plaid on one side and red with white polka-dots on the other. Using an edge punch, I cut a pretty edging to cover the words on the the mis-print photos.
The red ruffle pops nicely on the rainbow card.
Good start, eh??
To go in between the photo pennants, I cut some rainbow plaid pennants of the same size and decorated them with some dotty stripes. I used some red lipstick coloured ink to jazz up the edges - but they still didn't look done.
How about some hearts? No, not just hearts. Hearts with rainbows and hearts with polka dots!!
There we go. Now the plaid pennants are almost as pretty as the pictures of my little lady!!
To string them together, I punched holes in the corners and strung them together with red yarn.
My daughter gave this party decoration a "thumbs-up" when she got home from school. She can't wait to see what I come up with next for her RAINBOW PARTY!!