|Hayley was SO excited during our 2011 trip when we just|
happened to be in Epcot and crossed paths wth Pocahontas!
I quickly realized that there is very little Pocahontas items out there. Since I could not find a clip art image that she liked, I went through my scrapbooking supplies and found a Pocahontas embellishment from a Disney Princess kit that I scanned in and cleaned up in Photoshop. Since some of the activities Hayley has created will take place in our woods, she wanted to keep the color scheme with browns and greens. As I looked through my digital scrapbooking kits, I came across Autumn Charms by 3 Lil Monsters Designs.** The colors are perfect and even better, it includes a coordinating purple paper, and of course, Hayley wouldn't create anything without her favorite color .... purple.
Once we created our invitation, I was all ready to order it as a 4x6 photo and be done. But, Hayley asked if we could "put them" on green paper. So we went through my ridiculously excessive supply of cardstock and found just the right green. Instead of ordering the invitations as photos, we printed them here at home, cut them out and mounted them on cardstock we cut to 4.5" x 6.5". It was an extra step, but they do look really great on the green! Another great idea on Hayley's part.
|Here's the final invitation we sent out to all of Hayley's friends|
|Here are the return address labels we created for our invitations and thank you cards|
Not sure why the coloring came out so odd on these, but they are the regular white address labels by Avery
With the invitations mailed out, we are ready to get to work on our decorations and planning our cake, which is one of my favorite parts of my children's birthdays. Once we celebrate Hayley's birthday, I will continue my series of posts on our Pocahontas birthday celebration!
**3 Lil Monsters Designs no longer exists (or at least I cannot find a link to their site). Here is a link to their Facebook page, though it hasn't been updated since November of 2013. If anyone has a direct link to this kit, please let me know and I will gladly update the link above.