We had Westley's 1st birthday party at our house on Saturday. It was so much fun and I will be posting photos soon, but in the mean time I wanted to share the invitations I made!
Before you go complimenting me on the fantastic design, you must know that I was completely inspired (read this: I totally copied) by these nautical wedding invites. You've probably seen them floating around pinterest-land.
I really loved the look of those but wanted something less grown-up. So I made the striped paper by coloring those uneven stripes onto cardstock with a yellow marker. Then I was able to run it through my printer easy peasy. I bought the white cord tied at the top by the yard at a fabric store. I wanted the envelopes to be customized, but didn't want to spend money on something that would just be thrown away so I just used black ink to draw a little sailboat on the envelope flap and then Westley's name for the guest on the bottom.
I came up with the wording myself, as I like lighthearted copy. And you will notice that I photo-shopped my contact info out, but it was there I promise. Although I did have to make a second batch of invites because I forgot to put WHERE the party was at on the first ones. Classic.
Cute and economical, I think I spent a total of $5 to make these. I already had cardstock, yellow markers and envelopes at home and just had to buy the white cord. I had a lot of fun with it and I think it set the tone nicely for the little nautical shin dig we had for our sweet boy!