Friday, February 8, 2013

Oscar Party Invitation



I finally finished my Oscar Party invites.  I cut out Oscar silhouettes in glitter paper and glued them to the front of the envelopes.  I tried about 500 different designs and decided on the little aqua stars.  I tried to get them more mint in color but this was as close as I could get.  I'm really happy with how these turned out.  I wanted a mix of Oscar chic and a little French but the cute macaron side of French so I think I found a happy mix.  I have got to get better at cutting my invitations.  All that hard work and I sloppily cut out the invites.

I used Paper-source.com again for my envelopes and note cards, the color is slate and it's a beautiful charcoal gray, and the glitter paper is left over from Christmas also from Paper-source.com.  It's not my favorite glitter paper, it's not very glittery but one day I hope to use it all up.  I've noticed both Michael's and Hobby Lobby carry very glittery paper.

Inspiration for my invitations this year came from two places.

I've always loved Twig & Thistle's invitation with the falling stars.

You can see the obvious influence with my invitations.

Also Studio DIY designed these favor bags.



I don't really use favor bags but I liked the idea for the outside of the invitation envelope.  The include a PDF of Oscar that I shrunk down and used for my invitations.