Gavin's birthday is quickly approaching. It's really hard to believe that he's going to be three! This birthday is really exciting for us all because this is the first year he is really understanding that we're having a party just for him. The only things he's requested for his birthday are a dinosaur cake and a party hat! Easy, huh? It actually worked out perfectly for me w/the dinosaur theme because I had some CTMH dinosaur stamps that I was hoping to get to use on his invites. (This is my third year making his invitations and I have to say that each year they get better and better :) Last night on eBay we found some cute dinosaur party hats so we're good to go! Well, we do have some other details...the cake, the presents, and mailing the invites so that the family actually knows when and were to show up :)
To make the invitation I used a template from a Weekly Inklings, it's the weekly newsletter for Split Coast Stampers. I didn't add all the embellishments they had on the example because it hid the cute dinosaur patterned paper I used. But if you'd like to see more examples of this type of card go to the gallery at www.splitcoaststampers.com and search for criss cross cards, you should be able to see a few there. And I have an email w/the instructions that I can send to you if you'd like me to, just shoot me an email.
I didn't do anything too fancy on the invite. All the stamped images on it are heat embossed. And I did stamp the envelopes to coordinate with the invitation. You'll have to pardon the sort of unclear pictures. I packed up our wireless router to send to NC w/Jason and along w/that I sent our printer cord! That means I also can't scan anything. Although my scanning abilities aren't that great, I can get a better scan of a card than I can a picture.