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July 20, 2010

Tracey shows us a ballet birthday invitation and layout

“Ballet Birthday Invitation and Layout”
I created these sweet, handmade birthday invitations for my daughter’s ballet birthday party.  The photo on the front of the card was taken during one of my daughter’s recent ballet classes.  (Anna is the one with the white shoes.)  I printed the invite photo on white cardstock to help give the photo, and invitation, a vintage look.  All of the party information is on the back of the invitation.  

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The invitations turned out so cute that I wanted to include it on a layout about Anna’s birthday.  
1.)  I chose three of my favorite photos from the birthday party and printed them as a photo strip for the bottom of the layout. 
2.)  I backed the photo strip with a music sheet and distressed the edges. 
3.)  The majority of the layout is the card, which I attached to the layout with two Hinge Clips by Tim Holtz.  Add a large sheet of patterned paper to ground your invitation, add a single flower and a few pieces of a rhinestone embellishment, distress and ink. 
4.)  Then add another strip of the music sheet to the top of the layout and you are almost done. 
5.)  I added a few alpha accents (you could use chipboard or sticker alphas) and the layout was complete.
This is a quick layout that incorporates a special invitation, your birthday memories, and all the details of the party!
Patterned Paper:  Graphic 45:  Le’ Romantique Collection, “Enamored Embrace”; Baby 2 Bride Collection, “Unforgettable” and “Endless Love”; Fashionista Collection, “Potpourri”
Alpha Accents:  Graphic 45:  Times Nouveau “Die Cut Alphabet”
Flower:  Open stock from Joanne’s
Clips:  Tim Holtz, “Idea-ology Hinge Clips”
Rhinestone Accents:  ZvaCreative, “Ice & Fire Crystal”
Pen:  Sakura, White Glaze Pen
Other:  Open stock ribbon and metal “A”; Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo

What a great invitation Tracey,

Happy Crafting



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Oh too cute!!

What a fabulous layout Tracey!

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I just found Graphic 45 at a scrapbook store in Dayton OH and fell in love at first sight - these are such wonderful, beautiful, high quality papers. I have two and can't wait to get more. As soon as I got them I had to get out 2 b.day cards in a BIG RUSH so I slapped together the ones shown on my blog in about 10 mins apiece and will spare you from seeing them here, as they would look so pathetic compared to the amazing and awesome projects you all are posting - like the ballet items here - SIGH! If only I could spend all afternoon poking around here, but must go keep an appointment.

What beautiful invitations! So very sweet.

Elaine Allen

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