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Sunday, January 22, 2012

ScrapbookPal.com Design Team Entry!! :)

Sleighride Mickey Mouse

This is a custom birthday invitation I recently made for a 2-year old little boy who just adores Mickey Mouse. They are going winter sleigh-riding for his birthday, so I tried to keep it wintery and cute, but yet not too "Christmassy". The card is a standard A2 card, measuring 4.25” x 5.5”.
1. I cut my base cardstock from white Bazzill, measuring 8.5” x 5.5”. It was scored at 4.25” and folded in half, making the card base.

2. I cut an accent base from blue Bazzill, measuring 3.75” x 5.5”. Centred it over the front of the card and glued in place.

3. A second “base” was cut from the white cardstock, measuring 3.5” x 5.25”. I ran it through my Cuttlebug, using the Snow Flake embossing folder. Using some blue ink (I like the Tim Holtz distressed ink, and used Chipped Sapphire for this project), I inked the edges of the cardstock and a few of the snowflakes, then used the Champagne Stickles, to accent a few of the embossed snowflakes. (Let the ink and stickles dry before adhering).

4. Mickey Mouse (cut at 2”) and the sign post (cut at 3.75”) are cut from the Disney Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge, the sleigh (cut at 2.25”) is from the Christmas Cheer cartridge, which was sadly retired in May of 2010. :(

5. Before assembling the layers of the sleigh, I embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder and pop-dotted it to add a little dimension and “stickled” the runners of the sleigh.

6. As an added touch, I cut the Mickey Ears and shadow at 1” to embellish the envelope a bit.

The wording of the inside of the invitation was printed on the computer with MS Word, using the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse fonts.

It turned out sooooo cute, and was the perfect invitation for his party!
This post also happens to be my entry into the Design Team call for ScrapbookPal.com! Wish me luck!!

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