Quinne's Hot Air Balloon First Birthday Invitation

Monday, May 09, 2011

Can you spy my trusty two year old assistant?

It's hard for me to even believe that my baby is turning one next week. I cried last year when Charley turned one and I have a feeling some tears just might be shed this year too. But on a happier note, I get to plan a party!!!

I decided to go with a hot air balloon theme for Q's party and use a crazy rainbow + hot pink color palette. Can't wait to share the rest of the details with you in a couple weeks. But for now, here is a peak at the invitations and envelopes that just went out in the mail. I think this invitation might be my favorite thing I've ever designed...

Here is the whole shebang. Invitation, envelope liner and label!

Closeup of the invitation

I am sort of obsessed with lined envelopes and I thought it would be fun way to incorporate a photo of Quinne. Plus, I've never seen anyone use a photo as a liner before. And I just love this photo of her!

I always use a label on my envelopes. That way I don't have to write out our address.

And because I am a proud Mama, I have to share some of the pics that I took to use for the invitation. 


Could this girl be any cuter? This is the photo I cropped to make the envelope liner.

The hot air balloon collection including invitation, banner, water bottle labels, cupcake toppers and wrappers, etc. will be available in my shoppe after Q's party hits the blogworld in a couple weeks!

12 comments:

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

I am in love with this invitation and brilliant photo liner idea! Cannot wait to see pictures from this party!

Sarah said...

worship.

Oh Gorgeous Baby said...

What an absolutely gorgeous idea! Love the extra Photos you have shared too. Love the liner idea too. Did you stick the photo down or just slip it in so they could take it out and keep it?

birdie to be said...

That photo is adorable! I love those invitations! Great job.

www.birdietobe.blogspot.com

Ellen {Whimsical Mod Parties} said...

Adorable! Looking forward to seeing pics from the party!

Lili said...

cant wait to see this party! im in love with the invite!

Sharla said...

How did you do that?! Mainly, how did you print the photo?? Such an amazing idea!!!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! How did you do the envelope liner?

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Margarita said...

Lovely! Also love, love, love the photo liner idea! Brilliant!

Coley said...

This is fabulous!! So bright, colorful, and fun! What font is the name "Quinne" in on the invitations? I love that.

Stephanie said...

Your invitation is gorgeous! Looking forward to the party pictures.

Carolyn said...

Wow. Really fabulous invitation..and liner...great idea. YOu should sell your designs on minted..unless they take too much of the profit!