So... my youngest's birthday was over a month ago & happened just days after we returned home from our family vacation. We were all exhausted & the last thing I wanted was to have a house full of boys over for a slumber party. So, I suggested having a back-to-school/belated birthday at a laser tag facility & he jumped on the idea. Score! (aka: quick, easy, and I still get my sleep) Yeah. I'm not going for the mother-of-the-year award here. Just keeping it real. ;)
We needed some laser tag themed invites & I scoured my craft room, looking for ideas. I was pretty excited when I came across this patterned paper from Studio Calico's new Thataway collection. The plus signs reminded me of the cross-lines of a target.
I made my own mask using my Silhouette & an office-style transparency sheet & misted the paper with white Mister Huey's.
Have you seen these tiny neon Mister Huey's?
They came in really handy for this project! I sprayed white twine in various shades to mimic laser beams. The "you're invited" die cut was from the Silhouette store & I used the neon ink to brighten them up a bit.
I covered the entire card front with another piece of transparency & needed a way to secure/adhere it without the glue marks showing through. So... I stitched on a plastic die cut arrow from the Thataway collection & it held the layers together perfectly! Yay! (I used a cotton swab & dipped it in the Mister Huey bottle & dabbed it over the stitching.)
For the inside of the card, I just created a file in Photoshop & printed them off. Easy peasy!
So... even though we're celebrating late, I'm sure the boys will have a lot of fun (and I'm hoping the handmade invites will give me a few extra mom-points to make up for it.) ;)