Happy Crafting | Invites for My Daughter’s Birthday

Every year, I look forward to my daughter’s birthday. I just love the thought of prepping for her to celebrate. Last year though, we did not do a grand celebration as I was preparing for a big purchase and we needed to save on expenses. 

Even though this year was pretty difficult for the family as we struggled financially and with mental health - I felt it would be a good time to still allow my daughter to celebrate as we see how important friendship is to her. 

I had her choose between celebrating in school with her classmates or just a day out with limited friends. She chose the latter. She was happy to choose 3 of her besties. I still wanted to make it special for her - so I decided to make it a little girl’s day out. We planned together the activities, her outfit, the loot bags and her invites to make it special. 

Now, crafting is just my happy space really. I love the challenge of putting something together then seeing the outcome. Really brings me joy. 

To start, I asked her to choose a color palette - as long as she felt it was something she liked then I was happy. Initially, it was going to be a milk tea theme but with changes in venue - she was fine to opt for a non-coffee frappe as she loves these too. 

Her color palette was a combination of pastel colors and with the inclusion of black. 

Here is what it looked like with the use of Canva

And here is the outcome when printed and with a sprinkle of magic:

I felt this sense of happiness when I saw the output from Canva to this. I can just imagine if I had it made versus making itself, it would not have the same feeling at all. What do you think of the output? Have you also made any DIY invitations lately? 


Layout App: Canva App for iPad

Inks Used: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Mustard Seed from The Crafters Marketplace

Card stock from Shopee

Blending Technique by KMheARTmade

Machine Used: Sizzix Vintaj Bigkick from Shopee


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