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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Luau Party Invites

Lil'Gal has a birthday coming up next month.  She'll be eight.  She's excited to be eight.  She's tired of being seven.  We are doing a luau themed party this year since it will be HOT in May.  It's already HOT and I LOVE IT!  I heart *South Texas*.  I heart summer and sunshine and everything warm and bright!

We are going to grill something for her friends and for family, burgers and hot dogs or something simple.  And, I've booked one of those super big, inflatable water slides so the kids can wear themselves out. :-D  Sounds like total fun, right?

So, this is what I am working on. I'll be working on this for a few days. Reason 1, the beach scene is a three paper layered scene. Reason 2, I have to cut the palm trees out individually (using my Sizzix, not by hand, LOL!) and I need about 28 of them; the same goes for the B-B-Q pit.

I quickly learned I need to start with the sky. ;-P

Above it looks pretty good.  But when I added the palm tree and B-B-Q pit it didn't look exactly like I had visioned it.  It needs some pop.  I attached the palm tree with foamie squares to give it some dimension. (I heart foamies).   The B-B-Q pit had to go through the Xyron because the legs are so fine.

Maybe if I outline the edge of the palm leaf with a dark green ink and the trunk in brown it would stand out better.  Some ribbon along the edge might be nice.

For the inside I purchased a bright yellow vellum paper to print the party information on and I'll attach it with brads or tie ribbon through.  I haven't decided that part yet.  Just working on the beach scene.

What do you think?



Knight said...

Lookin good so far!

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Thanks Knight!

Now that I think about it, if I outlined the edge of the sand it would pop out from the water and sky. And, then I could do the palm. I think that would bring out the look I'm thinking.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, it is so cute!! You are so crafty. Please please PLEASE share the finished product before you mail them off!


Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Thanks Audra. I'll totally post the completed project :-D

Scrapendipity said...

Can't wait to see the finished one! This is fabulous! :)


Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Thanks Shar. :-) Not as intricate as your cards but I do have to make 28, LOL!

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

I'm excited to design her cake!!!

Alice said...

I'm craving a Strawberry Daiquiri just looking at them! Are you going to have some at the party?? ;-) Love the cards. They are looking great!

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Maybe I can do daiquiris for those stragglers left over after all the kids activities (which would be late afternoon). I'm thinking daiquiris at 10:am at a kids party might be frowned on... :-P LOL!

But come 3:pm after all the screaming fun and hoopla? Mama might need an icy cold beverage. he he he!

kcinnova said...

VERY CUTE!! And waaay to much work for me. But I'd be happy to join you for a daiquiri. I think any time after 11:30am is good.