most of the invitations for the babe's birthday have been delivered..
so i figured i'd share them here.
especially as it's pretty much the closest thing to a craft i've done in the last month.
there were a TON of cute invitations on etsy.
i was having a really hard time narrowing one down..
i knew i wanted the cat in the hat on the invite,
and i ABSOLUTELY wanted the wording to reflect dr. seuss rhymes,
and i really wanted one that had everything in a dr. seuss font.
so as cute as all the etsy invites were..
i just wasn't head over heels in love with any of them.
i thought about enlisting the help of my cousin lisa,
who is a GENIUS with these things.
(here is her fb page: glitz by lisa)
i even called her & asked her if she could do something like i was wanting.
she agreed & asked that i send her some dr. seuss images that i liked.
but when i sat down & started googling..
i found THE PERFECT image.
it meant i could do it all myself!
ya see, i can't do all that fancy stuff in photoshop.
one, because i don't own it & two, because i'd have to learn how to.
i'm guessing that it's an image from a digital book..
but i knew i could make it work.
first i loaded it up to picnik
(if i haven't said it before, i'll say it now, it's SO worth the premium membership on this site!)
i used the cloning tool to remove the text.
i'm SURE there is an easier way...
but this was quick enough for me & i didn't have to ask for help.
i just picked a white spot on the page & started going over the text to remove it.
once that was done i resized my image to 5x7.
& saved it to my computer.
i found & downloaded the dr. seuss font from this site.
i opened up the saved file without the text in microsoft paint.
created a text box, put in my wording, & saved the completed invite to my computer.
i uploaded it to snapfish & ordered 5x7 prints.
with shipping i paid $20 for 26 invites.
(snapfish, even with shipping was cheaper than local stores for a 5x7)
now, that may seem sort of expensive, but i actually saved money.
most of the etsy invites ranged $12-$20 for just the digital file..
then i would have paid another $20 to get them printed.
and i honestly couldn't be more happy with how they turned out!
i got everything i wanted on one invite :)
besides the wording, i think my favorite part is the fact that in this cat in the hat image..
he's holding a birthday cake :)
have a great weekend! :)
we are off to nana's for our last sleep-away before school starts in a week!