The challenge this week at Dustin Pike is Anything But a Card so I decided to join in this week with my birthday party package that I made for a commission sale. I made the banner, cupcake sticks, goodie bag tags, food labels and the invitations.
Funny story about this project (bear with me!) I got an email from a lady who loved my dragon card (see bottom picture) and wanted to know if I would make a dragon themed birthday party package for her 4 year old son. I jumped right on it, for sure, because HOW FUN!!! It was something I'd never done before and totally wanted to try it! SO, I said yes, figured out a price for it all, and we went ahead with it. Only problem was, I was leaving for my vacation in Australia in 2 weeks. She didn't need the stuff until October so I wasn't worried, I could do it when I got home. Then, I found out she lived in Australia & I was bummed because there would be NO way I could get it all done & in the mail before I left so she'd have it in time (& not pay an arm & a leg for shipping!) After chatting with her, I discovered she lived in Melbourne & that was our first stop on our trip. All she needed right away was the invitations so I decided to make those first and take them with me & meet up with her. SO crazy how it happened like that, but it worked out PERFECTLY! We met up on our 3rd night in Melbourne, she got the invitations & I got extra Aussie $$ to spend! Wheeeee!!! THANKFULLY I packed the invitations in my carry on as Qantas lost our luggage for 3 days! Phew!!! I shipped the rest of the items to her in August & her son had a GREAT party!!!!
Here is the whole works!!!
(the dragons on the banner represent things that the birthday boy likes to do!)
Goodie Bag tags:
And the invitations:
The invitations had vellum in the doorway, and opened up like a drawbridge with the party information inside. The card that was the inspiration for this party package is this one:
Here are a few pictures that were sent to me of the party, which ALL had a great time! I especially love how she took the invitation & had it blown up into a poster & then she painted it (I hope that wasn't a copyright thing!! GULP!!)
How fun eh??
So, I am entering this into the Dustin Pike, ANYTHING BUT A CARD challenge!! Wish me luck!!!