In the "olden" days I came up with the theme for her parties but those tides have turned. I am not sure how she comes up with her ideas. Sometimes they reflect her current passion and other times it appears as if she just grabbed a random thought. That is what she did this year; grab a random thought.
They say an invitation sets the stage for the party. I truly hope that is the case. The Short Chic is madly in love with the Eiffel Tower and wants an entire party focused on it. Finding the right invitation was difficult. I personally did not want the words "Ooh la la" anywhere on the invitations so that eliminated most of the printables and store purchased invitations. I made the decision to make my own.
To create the invitation I used pink 5x7 cards, black cardstock, white cardstock, and pink cardstock. I also used black/white stripped ribbon, an Eiffel Tower stamp, black embossing powder, black ink, and pearl embellishments. I also used my Sizzix Texture Boutique and a polka dot embossing sheet.
Many of the supplies I used I actually had on hand. I can't even begin to recall when or where I purchased the pearl embellishments but I am happy that I have finally found a home for them. I love the overall look. I think it sets the exact stage I would hope to set for her birthday party. It is all about the Eiffel Tower.
I used a party invitation stamp on the inside and then hand wrote the details of the party.
As I was creating the invitation, I had two different ideas that I just could not pull into one card. Then I realized I did not have to combine all of my ideas. I could make a separate coordinating thank you card.
The party is still a few weeks away. I am looking forward to bringing you more details. Now that the invitations are completed, we can move on to other details!