Party Like an ALL STAR!

Birthday, Birthday Party, Girl, Invitations

Yup, my little one is a pre-teen! And she collects shoes (just like her Mama) so why not celebrate with her favorite – CONVERSE!


The event was kicked into “go mode” with a custom Converse style shoe invitation – complete with shoe box. I wanted the shoe to be interactive so I designed the tongue to lift up, like a real shoe would when it’s unlaced, and printed the party information on the underside. It was interesting hearing from the girls, and even my own daughter, that lacing the shoe back up wasn’t something they knew how to do. So I provided a life lesson with the invitation as well – hmmm – who knew!

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We delivered the invitations to each of the recipients as we feared the shoe box would have been damaged being sent via USPS. Not to mention it was fun getting the girls reactions to them (and helping them to lace it back up 🙂

Each box had a customized barcode tag with the girls names and unique numbers about the birthday girl. The little “priceless” tag was even perforated like a real label. LOVE paying attention details!

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For the party, I decorated a simple table as the girls would be eating and crafting together there. The cake was the centerpiece and not one of my proudest baking moments but the girls loved it. (Note to self – always make your own frosting from scratch – don’t try to doctor a store bought – unless you know what you are doing!)


Each guest received a custom made shoe box that had a mini converse shoe on a key chain and a mini white converse shoe key chain that they would decorate later. Their were compartments for each to take home a cupcake, gum, shoe sucker and other treats. The designs and colors were all repeated from the invitation only on a larger scale. Custom water bottle wraps, custom straw flags, and custom napkin wraps added to the simple table scape.

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Each guest also received an initial chipboard letter that they then decorated. It was so great to see the girls use their creativity and create little works of art.

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The guests signed the canvas pieces creating an art piece and keepsake for the birthday girl to hang in her room.


Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!




Birthday, Girl, Invitations, Nail Polish, Purse, Spa

Little girls love to play dress up and pretend to be all “grown up”. How much fun to have a spa themed party for a little girl’s birthday and they can do just that!

These were made for a special little sweetie who is turning six. The invitation is a nail polish bottle that when you remove the top, reveals the party information inside. It even has a little “brush” to mimic a real nail polish bottle. I normally use a standard envelope for this invitation but since they were being hand delivered – well I had to make a little purse for each to go inside of. And we added each little girl’s name on a tag that hung from the purse. A-DOR-A-BLE!!!

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Batman, Birthday, Boy

I know it’s cliche to say, but where has the time gone? We were planning a Tiffany inspired baby shower the last I remember and yet I find I’ve just completed First Birthday decor for the baby we were showering! Yikes!

Maxx is one! BatMaxx that is! My beautiful friend asked if I’d help with some items for the special event and I couldn’t resist! Batman was the theme but BatMaxx was the star! This event took place in New York, so I wasn’t able to see it in person all put together, but thought I’d share the images I did receive.






I madthe birthday banner for the dessert table by cutting out buildings to replicate a city scape and added the lettering on top of 3d foam dots. Maxx’s name is made from classic comic book coversand the letters atop of foam dots again. The custom cupcake wrappers were complete with cape and personalized toppers. Maxx’s mom and grandma made Maxx’s name from comic book paper covering paper mâché letters; so clever!

Custom water bottlewraps and candy bar wrappers added decor to each place setting.


The custom “I am 1” banner was perfect for photos of Maxx and his cake. And a personalized, wipeable splash mat to catch the mess below.





I made the sign as a gift from Maxx’s grandma. Lots of paint and sanding and stain to give it the “aged” look. I thought it turned out pretty neat.


Take Flight!

Airplane, Baby, Baby Shower, Birthday, Boy, Girl, Invitations

Up! Up! And AWAY!!! This airplane invitation comes complete with twirling propeller and banner. The banner tucks into a pocket inside the plane. Guests pull out the banner to reveal the party information. This is a fun, unique, and interactive invitation. The plane measures approximately 8 1/2″ long x 5 1/2″ tall. The banner itself is 7″ long x 2 wide. Please note that paper and text color can be changed to fit your specific needs. This is a great party theme for boys or girls.

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Baby, Baby Shower, Birthday, Girl, Ladybug

Love this Little Ladybug for your next event! Great for a baby shower invitation, birth announcement or bug birthday party theme.

Each bug is constructed with heavy-weight, textured and printed cardstock. Twist the wings to reveal the invitation/announcement information. This Ladybug is full of three dimensional details and sure to bring a smile to your recipients face. The piece measures approximately 6” wide by 8” tall.

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Cowboy or Cowgirl Boot

Birthday, Boy, Cowboy, Girl, Invitations

Giddy Up, Cowboy and get ready for a Great Time! This cowboy boot invitation will set the mood for your western themed party. The guest of honor’s age is represented by the number on the star and the invite information will be customized just for you. Twist the top boot to reveal the party details inside. Inking, sanding, layered paper and pen details make this invitation very detailed and unique.

Cowboy theme

Cowboy theme

details, hand stitching with pen

details, hand stitching with pen

invite info

invite info

Rock Star

Baby Shower, Birthday, Boy, Girl, Invitations, Rock Star, Sleepover, Sweet 16

Rock On! These unique, rock and roll theme invitations will be a hit!

Each is made with glitter papers, heavy-weight card stock, and lots of details. Clear string is used to replicate actual guitar strings. Lots of gems and glitz on this very unique, very intricate, very rockin’ invitation. A pocket on the back holds the heart that includes the party information. Each invitation is approximately 8″ x 8″ and comes with a square envelope.

Rock Star!

Rock Star!

The invite is printed on a removable piece that inserts into the back

The invite is printed on a removable piece that inserts into the back



pocket in the back

pocket in the back

lots of guitars!

lots of guitars!

Play Ball!

Baby, Baby Shower, Baseball, Birthday, Boy, Invitations

Calling all baseball fans! It’s time to Play Ball!  This is a great interactive invitation for a baseball themed birthday party or baby shower.  The front features hand stitched accents and sanded edges to give the glove an authentic look. Turn it over to reveal the pocket holding a double sided ball. One side is a standard ball image, the other has the printed party information. A fun and interactive invitation for fans of all ages. Each measures approximately 6 1/2″ tall x 7″ wide and comes with a white envelope.

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Back, pocket holds ball

Back, pocket holds ball

Ball has invite information

Ball has invite information