Hi there friends!
Remember how I told you that my friend Yaso was having a baby? That was a long time ago, I realize, and said baby is now out in the world and even smiling, cooing and just being all around cute! But before all that goodness, there was a shower (which I got very few pictures of – DOH!) and there were invitations.
My crazy friend didn’t want to find out the gender of the baby before hand – like, HOW CAN YOU RESIST?! Not me. Oh, not me. I wanted to know. No. I needed to know!! Since I had no clue to the gender, there would be no rainbow unicorn or space cowboy themed shower. (Although, dang, those two would be amaze-ball ideas, right?!?) So I came up with the very original, (not), Moroccan theme idea. It’s been done soooo many times, and VERY well, I might add, but I knew that I could really get colorful, keep it fun and inject one of my friend’s favorite animals, the peacock, into the mix!!
Enter my vision for the invitation – A flying peacock carrying a baby. There should totally be a picture like that on-line. Everything’s on-line.
Not this, you guys.
So I drew something myself, using inspiration from the ol’ faithful baby deliverer, the stork. Here’s what I came up with.
While I was working on figuring out this, I was also learning how to use my new Cricut. Honestly, uploading the peacock and cutting her out in the design space was fairly painless. Winning!
I found this great paper and used that to just go crazy with color and pattern – It’s like an explosion of prints!
The trick to making the card, is to add an inch to the length and make an accordion pocket like the photo above. In the fold you’ll put in the peacock, which I mounted on a clear plastic cut-out (from a strawberry container!!).
When you open the card, there is a SURPRISE!! Do you see how that peacock is literally flying in the air?!
It’s damn near impossible to find double-sided glitter paper, so I used glitter from a spray can, and glued on a gem for the eye.
The rest was pretty straightforward, just a bunch of gluing! I used textured foam for the front and sprayed those too. Why not?
Just a fun idea you can use to create a special card!! And I love the Cricut – sometimes it gives me a small heart attack, but overall, I’m very happy!