Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dustin Pike challenge

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!)

Cupcake sticks

Food labels:

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!!!


Ginny said...

love, love LOVE it, thanks for joining us at Doodle Dragon Studios :)

AmethystCat said...

Chris, your party decorations were FABULOUS!!! I bet the little guy had a blast!!! And, how neat that it worked out to meet your client in Australia!!! Love the inspiration!

Christine said...

Wow, Chris, these are all wonderful!! I love those cupcake toppers. The whole set is amazing!

Annette said...

Wow, so amazing all the little elements to the whole package. Love the dragon theme. Well done. Annette xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, So beautiful:) Sandra H

Dustin Pike said...

All I can say is WOW! will you come to my house in January and decorate for my bday? Awesome...

Spyder said...

Just Brilliant!

Gramma said...

Spectacular party props!!! I can't think of a 4 YO or in Dustin's case a 20 something(cough, cough).. who wouldn't love these decorations. So great that you got to see more than the airport in Melbourne as well. Great job!
Thanks for joining us at "Pike's Playground" this week.

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!!! Loads of work but how wonderful all the little details are. Those cupcakes look very taste but the decor is dino-riffic! Thanks for joining in all the fun at "Pike's Playground". We hope you join us again real soon.



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