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.
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:
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.
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