I was up late last night working on invitations for my daughter’s Birthday party on Saturday. She is having her party at a place called Monkey Joes hence the little monkey on the invitation. I had a hard time with these invitations because my cricut and I just couldn’t seem to see eye to eye yesterday.
I bought just the one image from cricut yesterday from the create a critter cartridge. If you didn’t know now you know that you can purchase images individually! Ok this was wonderful but when I placed the image on my mat in the cricut craft room because that’s the only way you can use single images is in the craft room, the image was all one layer. So then I had to do some research and figure out how to separate the image.
You can separate the image into the layers by right clicking on the image on your mat and then clicking on edit group. This will then separate the image into the separate layers. Ok awesome but then I couldn’t figure out how to get the layers on to separate mats in the cricut craft room. So as I sit there scratching my head and trying not to lose my patience and throw everything against the wall, yes I started to get that frustrated! I decided to message a friend of mine, I call her the cricut genius, Cara Miller. Cara knows everything cricut and if you haven’t checked her and her whispers out I suggest you do!
Cara told me to move the layers to different areas on my mat and place the color paper that I needed on my actual mat. After you place the images in the cricut craft room you can simply copy and paste them onto your mat. So I copied and pasted my layers placed them on my cricut mat and then on my actual mat I placed the paper I needed.
I cut my monkey out at 2½ so I made sure my paper was 3×12 and placed the paper on the mat accordingly. I also cut out a tree branch with my cricut at 4.25 inches from the cricut essentials cartridge which already came preloaded with my cricut expression 2. I then used the cricut essentials lettering to cut out the word party and I just adhered everything to a pink piece of cardstock that measured 4.25×5.5 which I made by cutting 8½x11 paper in half and then cutting it in half again.
I stamped the back of the invitation with my inkadinkado stamp and some coco brown memento ink. I then hand wrote everything in. I had to make envelopes because I didn’t have any. I have to say that I don’t mind making envelopes but it does become tedious after a while.
Finally my invitation was finished and I could go to bed. So this is what I did Sunday night! How about you did you do any crafting? Do you make your own invitations or do you just go out and buy them?