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Saturday, November 14

Walking In A Winter ONE-derland! + free download!


ETA: You can now see pictures from the party, and get another free download for use in your goody bags.

The theme for Lucy’s first birthday party came to me when browsing Michael’s back in September: Winter ONE-derland! I think the combination of snow, pretty shades of blue, and cute arctic animals will make for a great party. And before you can have a party you have to have party invitations!
I made these invitations myself. I did them {including the polar bear illustration} in a vector program. Then I had them printed as 4x6 photos {which I’m having a little trouble finding envelopes for, but hopefully Staples will have them}. It only cost $1.90 plus tax to have 10 invites printed at Walmart. I just uploaded my file to their online photo center and they did the rest.
But I wanted to make the invitations extra special so I decided to give them the glitter of fresh snow with glitter glue pens from Michael’s!
polar bear free invitation birthday party diy craft tutorial
polar bear free invitation birthday party diy craft tutorial
I used silver and blue to match the letters which fade from white to blue.
polar bear free invitation birthday party diy craft tutorialpolar bear free invitation birthday party diy craft tutorial You like?
Aaaaand…just because I’m awesome, and generous, and “ONE-derful” {and humble, apparently} I’m giving you a blank version that you can download for your own party {assuming you have a winter baby who’s turning one}. To download a .png invitation {for use in programs such as Photoshop} just click the picture below, then right click and save as. To download a vector file {for use in programs such as Inkscape or Illustrator} click here. You’ll also need to go to kevinandamanda.com and download the “Teacher’s Pet Font” {free}.
ETA: I didn't end up finding the right sized envelopes {they can be ordered online but I didn't have time for that}. What I ended up doing is buying blue envelopes and trimming the blue border off the invites. If you use these invites you could either order envelopes online, trim the blue border off, or have them printed with a white border and trim that off.
ETA: If you want to have a party for a kiddo that won't be turning one, or if you just want to have a winter party for the fun of it, you can get free invitations with "Winter Wonderland" instead of "Winter ONE-derland" by visiting this post.

free invitation birthday party diy craft tutorial polar bear
You’re welcome! :)

11 Stubborn Stains:

KK said...

Those are awesome! I'm always impressed with craftiness, I have none!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Those, my friend, are ADORABLE. And Cameron *is* a winter baby ... but "Winter Two-derland" just doesn't have the same ring to it. ;)

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

those are SO CUTE!!!! great job.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooo!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! Very very cool invites!!!! I can't wait to see how everything turns out. You are quite the crafty mama!!!!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Adorable !!!

joyfully gray said...

I love them!!! So awesome, mamma!!!! Lucy is SOOOO lucky :)

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Rita, I could send you a version that says "Winter Wonderland" instead if you'd like.

parentingBYdummies said...

So cute! I have a winter baby that's turning 2 got any ideas? Me neither. Luckily I have until January, but you know if I don't get it done before Christmas he'll be enjoying his cake at Ruby Tuesday with his brothers. Hmmmmm, that could work!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I've added a "Winter Wonderland" version for all you mamas with winter babies turning ages other then one. The link is in the post now. :)

emily said...

I just saw this post, and it is perfect timing! My baby girl turns 1 in January, and my husband and I were just discussing party ideas. I LOVE this one! FYI, you can buy 4x6 envelopes at Walmart! They are in a purple box, and I found them after searching everywhere. They are very reasonably priced and are perfect for 4x6 invitations. My mom will love that you included a download... she always makes my invitations. Thank you for the cute idea!!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I'm glad it was helpful! And congrats on the upcoming birthday!

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