Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lego Birthday Party Invitation

Today is my son's 6th birthday. We are currently on vacation in Taos, New Mexico visiting my family.

I started designing these Lego birthday party invitations several weeks ago. The photo of K was taken last June at Legoland in Carlsbad, CA. His tongue is sticking out...that's a common sight. This kid is not a Disney kid. He has no desire to go to Disneyland, but if he had a say, we would be at Legoland a few times a year.

I wanted to enter this invitation in the Hero Arts Photo Challenge, but I couldn't complete this invitation on time. Cutting out his name was also the first project I attempted with my QuicKutz Silhouette (not smart of my part...there was a bit of a learning curve). These letters are tiny (less and .5 inches high). I downloaded a free Lego font from here. The Silhouette can cut any font on your computer, so it worked out great.

I also used the Lego font on the photo and for the text of the invitation.

The hard part was assembling the 4 layers for each of the small letters.

Card Ingredients
Paper: unknown brand of red, white, black, and yellow paper from my stash
Tools: computer, printer, QuicKutz Silhouette
Other: Legothick font, Tombo glue, Canon Photo Paper Pro, Creative Memories photo splits, foam tape


Ange Kelly said...

Oh! Anthonette, these are so perfect. We visited 'Legoland' in Carlsbad last September (08), and our boys had the best time (we did too LOL!).

Ange :)

clouds shadler said...

oh what a neat idea Anthonette! Kalino looks so cute! great card! I like it a lot!

Clouds :D

Winter said...

Very cute! He will have a great time at his party! Stop by my blog, I have an award for you! :)

Catpad said...

Oh my good! So cutee!! lOVE IT!xD

*You could make some videos of how you make your cards! that would be really awesome!*

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Heather Summers said...

How adorable is this invitation??? I love it!!!! tHanks for all the ideas!

Zakka Life said...

Your invitations are awesome! And your son driving the lego car is just perfect.