38 The Silhouette Challenge: Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style

Up next on the procrastinators guide to planning a party is the vision for the invitations. In order for guests to actually show up, it is proper etiquette to give them adequate notice of your party. Since it was only a week and a half away, the invitations were high on the list of priorities.
A little prequel my friends: 

My girl Lauren from The Thinking Closet (whom I had the privilege of meeting at Haven this year) hosts a Monthly Silhouette Challenge. She's been inviting me since August and I haven't gotten the nerve to bust out my Silhouette Cameo and jump on the bandwagon to this great challenge. Sure I've used the machine before plenty but to actually post among some pretty talented ladies- queue the nerves.
Until now.

If you recall, this girl (thumbs pointed to self) decided to throw a Simpsons themed surprise birthday for her beau in less than two weeks. Cheah talk about procrastination. Anywho, combining the needs to accept the Silhouette Challenge and create invitations... BAM the vision hit me hard, 3D Homer Simpson Birthday Invitations, using my Silhouette Cameo.

To make matters a little easier, I could even use another project as the foundation for the invitations. Queue the files from the Directors Chairs:

Photoshop:

Sihouette Studio:

Spoiler alert: the invitations turned out better than envisioned:
My apologies for the lighting, it was late at night and we were already cross-eyed.

I realize that many of you may not require the need for the Simpsons invitations per say but creating 3D invitations can follow similar steps using any image or theme imaginable. So stop by tomorrow for the full tutorial on how to create 3D magic with the Silhouette Cameo.

Preparing for a party of your own? Be sure not to miss:
Part 1- Choosing the Location and Theme
Part 2- Simpson's Themed Invitations the Vision  (you're here), the Tutorial
Part 3- Budget and Checklist Freebie
Part 4- Food and Decorations
Part 5- The Gift
Part 6- Pulling it all together-- aka the story

Have you ever made your own invitations? Do you order them online? Or are you a grab-and-go at the store?

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies are all sharing projects today on their blogs, so peruse the links below for a blog-hopping good time.
Crafting with Glitter Just Got Easier by Create & Babble
DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Addressing Invitations with a Silhouette Cameo by My Favorite Finds
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
"Create" Wooden Pallet by Lil' Mrs. Tori
Spooky Halloween Bats Garland by TitiCrafty
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya's Creative Space
Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine
Fussy Cutting Making You Fussy? by My Paper Craze
Cut Fabric With Your Silhouette by Cutesy Crafts
Cookie Lee Jewelry' Gift Bags with a Purpose: Sharing Thankfulness by An Elegant Touch
Halloween Banner by Sowdering About

Do you have a Silhouette machine?

Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.

38 comments:

  1. These are awesome! My husband would love them. He is a huge Simpsons fan!

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    1. Thanks Emily! Glad to know I'm not the only one attached to a Simpsons-nut har har!

      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

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  2. Very Cute! Love your invitations!

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    1. Thanks Becky! They were so much fun to create!

      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

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  3. That is super cute! I love it! It looks like I wasn't the only one using my Cameo for invitations this round!

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    1. Hi Carrie!

      Great minds think alike, eh? I love the handwritten look of your envelopes!!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

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  4. How fun! I live the donut on the envelope too!

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    1. Hi Tori,

      Thanks for stopping by! The donut on top was a last minute idea.

      Much love,
      Trisha D.

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  5. Never been a huge fan of the Simpson's, but that doesn't matter, because they rock!!!! They turned out awesome. I can't wait to see your tutorial.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Oscarralley!

      I was a mediocre fan at best when I met my boyfriend the show kinda grew on me. Thanks for the kind words! Here's to hoping the tutorial post is finished on time, har har.

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  6. These are such a lot of fun. Great invitations!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pam! They were so much fun to make, especially since there was a little MIL bonding!

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  7. I love these! My husband and his friends are huge fans, they would get a kick out of them

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Alecia! I'm curious, do they hang out and watch The Simpsons eating popcorn and catching up? Eh, that's probably just a girl thing...

      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

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  8. Pretty darn awesome for a first project, I'd say! These are great!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jeanie! Thanks for the kind words, they were a lot of fun to assemble!

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  9. I'm not fond of the Simpsons, but isn't it great to be able to Personalize items with our Silhouettes!!?? Have a fun party! ;-}
    Lynden
    http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com
    https://www.facebook.com/Lynden.AnElegantTouch

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lynden! I lurve my Silhouette Cameo, creating unique stuff around the house and for parties is right up my alley.

      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

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    1. Thanks Jazmin!! They were a lot of fun to make!

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  11. Ack! Those invites are insane!!!! I have a tons of friends who would kill for your party!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa!! The whole party was super easy to throw together when the guest of honor has so much Simpson paraphernalia!

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  12. Your invites are awesome! I love using my Silhouette Cameo for pretty much everything and I've used it for baby shower and wedding invites so far.

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    1. Hi Valerie, thanks for stopipng by!

      Totally agreed, I'd rather make my own than buy generic stuff!

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  13. What a great series, Trisha! As a last-minute party planner myself, I need a Procrastinator's Guide. But looking at these FANTASTIC invites, it appears you are doing just fine in the final hour! Wow. Those look seriously profesh.

    And as someone who like to write the way I talk, I have to say I really appreciated this line: "Cheah talk about procrastination." Hah! I've never seen it spelled out like that before, but I could hear your voice loud and clear. Might need to start using that (thanks for the inspiration both in Silhouette land and colloquial vocabulary!).

    Delighted to have you join us this round, Trisha! Brava!

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    1. It means so much to me hearing from you Lauren, you always have the right things to say!! Some of my finest work comes from deadlines!

      Bahaha, it's kind of fun trying to spell out the sound effects that come out of my mouth haha.

      Hope to continue to join the lovely ladies, and put the ol Silhouette to good use!

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  14. I love this idea!! I make my own invitations and have them printed locally. I NEED a Silhouette.

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    1. Hi Marsha, thanks for stopping by!!

      I usually send stuff to my local printer for anything that requires color or a lot of ink since I have a serious love hate relationship with any printer that I come in contact with haha!

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  15. that is so great for the homer simpson lover- how cool!

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for stopping by! I wish I was kidding when I say that the beau is a Simpsons Fanatic. I think we need to add onto the house just to fit his collection haha!

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  16. Such a fun project! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jenna! We had a blast making them!

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  17. These are awesome; that's a party I'd want to go to!!

    Thanks for sharing at Wine’d Down Wednesday! Pinning your post to our WDW Pinterest board to share with our followers! Hope to see you back at the party next week!
    Kristin @ DizzyBusyandHungry.com

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    1. Hi Kristin!

      Thanks for the kind words. I'll be sure to stop by next week!

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