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February 14, 2014

Anna’s 5th Birthday Invitations


As you might have seen from my last Weekend Lens post, Anna wanted a rainbow themed party for her 5th birthday.

I loved the rainbow idea – especially since this time of year tends to be so grey outside (or white as the case may be).


We (Katie and I – because that’s how we roll around here) decided to create a photo card in Photoshop that included a photo of her plus the details for the party. We used the “you’re invited” word art which is part of this package that includes a bunch of party/event sorts of words: You’re Invited Collection

We sized the photo card to fit inside these white cards from American Crafts.


And then we invited her to draw rainbows on the outside and write her name on the inside of the card.


It was awesome and so fun to include her in the process and see what kinds of rainbows (and other things) she drew. She’s been really into these Crayola paint pens lately and they were great for this project.


And speaking of rainbows I love this new stencil and stamp set that’s included in Simon Says Stamp’s March card kit. It’s now available here. Bring on the rainbows!


  • 1.
    Debbie said…

    These are LOVELY! Great job Anna! Have a very happy birthday.

  • 2.

    I love, love, love this. SO fun and personal. xo

  • 3.
    Paula said…

    Love Anna’s invites and theme! That cake was through the roof too! I miss these days of “little kid” birthday theme parties, but I was blessed to have had my share…my son even had a Lego theme/cake one year. Your Anna is beautiful. Soak it in and live it up :)

  • 4.
    Teri H. said…

    Duh! What a cool idea – adding text to a photo for invites. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments.

    Loved the personal touch from Anna. Thanks for the idea!

  • 5.
    Debbie said…

    Love the picture of Anna on the invite!! Such a beautiful girl..
    Happy Birthday Anna!

  • 6.
    Maria said…

    So lovely!!

  • 7.
    michelle t said…

    That’s an awesome stamp and stencil set. Cute invitations. Michelle t

  • 8.
    Megan said…

    Best birthday invitations ever!

  • 9.
    Karen C said…

    What a fun invitation! And so easy to turn it into a thank you card too.

  • 10.
    Heidi Crowl said…

    I love rainbows too ;) Happy Birthday sweet Anna!

  • 11.
    Alicia said…

    So cute!

  • 12.
    charlene said…

    Love the invites! Great job Anna and Happy Birthday.

  • 13.
    Alla said…

    Love these invites! What font did you use for the details?

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