Monday, October 6, 2008

Pizza Box Birthday Invites

So, I popped over to SCS this morning after the previous incredibly L-O-N-G post in order to find out what the Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC) was for today.

Pizza Boxes? What? That's not a technique...order a pizza...get a box. No problem, right?


Turns out we were supposed to make our OWN pizza boxes out of cardstock. OH! Now, I get it.

So, I look in the gallery and start seeing all these TOTALLY adorable boxes. Then I call Scott to discuss details for Colin's birthday party on Oct. 18th.

After I hang up, I look at more boxes and get a lightbulb! A pizza box party invitation! So I call Scott back and get WAY over excited about this idea that I have to go out and buy those disgusting gummy pizza things and include those IN the pizza box!

I picked up Jonathan from the bus and we hit the dollar store (no luck) and then the mall (SCORE!) in search of the aforementioned disgusting gummy pizzas.

We came back home and then I made these:

I constructed the pizza boxes and adhered the orange DSP to the lid. I printed the "It's a party and you're invited" on the computer on Whisper White and then trimmed that to 3 1/2" square. DS helped me by sponging on Old Olive around the white square. I stamped on the Haunted House (clear acrylic stamp by Imaginisce) and coloured it in with markers and coloured pencils.

I stamped the "EEK!" spider and punched it out with the small tag punch and DS sponged on some Old Olive again. Then, it was mounted on a piece of black cardstock that I punched with the large tag punch.

I punched a hole through the tag and attached the ribbon. The tag was mounted on dimensionals.

STAMPS: Imaginisce and another SU set that I can't remember the name of
CARDSTOCK: Bazzill/Chatterbox Dark Olive, Whisper White
INK: Old Olive, Black Versafine
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Markers, Colouring pencils

And so now DS has his party invitations and I had a blast making them with him - WOOT!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kathleen said...

OK---I just lost that last post I was writing, so if it shows up twice, please forgive me, but, as I was saying....CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! You MUST show the aforementioned disgusting pizza gummy things----I'm not sure what they are! Love the idea for an invitation! Thanks for the inspiration~

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Will take a pic when there is better light tomorrow - LOL!

Beverly said...

Ha ha - that is sure a light-bulb moment! Sure hope I am so lucky as to have moments like those - very cute!