Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party

My son absolutely loves dinosaurs, so naturally he would want a dinosaur theme for his 4th birthday party, and I was happy with his choice.  There are plenty of party items readily available in this theme, which makes it a breeze to plan regardless of whether you intend to buy ready made party supplies or go the handmade route.  I'm one of those over-achievers who love making everything myself.  It's a fun way to challenge my creativity.  Here are a few photos of the party. The full party description was too long to post here.  So, please visit my website to view my entire dinosaur party.  You'll find complete instructions, a bunch of photos, and links to even more dino inspiration.  Also, you can download templates and instructions for the dinosaur invitations here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fx6njyyulehnxth/wgzEr6WqU-








8 comments:

  1. dinoroar is my new favourite stampset :)
    I am now following you from SC and would love you to follow me too www.kazzasworld.blogspot.com

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    1. I took cream colored card stock and cut it in half lengthwise to get a 11" by 4.25" rectangle. Then I scored each into three sections (at the 3 inches from both ends, which should leave a 5 inch section in the center and 3 inch sections on both ends). When you fold both ends toward the center, they should overlap by a half inch in the middle. Draw a jagged line across the overlapped ends, making sure you stay within the overlapped area. Cut on the line to get your first jagged edge. Then lay it back down and use it to trace a jagged cut line onto the other end so both sides will match when the card is closed. Round the top corners and bottom corners so it looks more egg shaped (just don't cut it all the way around or it will ruin the folded edges. I used some brown and green distress ink to "edge" the card, especially on the jagged parts so it would stand out more. I also used some watercolor ink to add shadows and give it some dimension. Lastly I used smooch spritz in gold and also brown to give it a speckled appearance. I made a tag and tied it on with string to close the card. I used Microsoft publisher to create the inside with some free dinosaur fonts I downloaded from dafont.com. I will try to post a better tutorial with pictures early next week. :)

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    2. Awesome. Wasn't sure if I'd get a response, thank you so very much!! You've made my day!

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    3. I created a dropbox folder to share the templates I made for the dinosaur invites. It is located here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fx6njyyulehnxth/wgzEr6WqU- If you have Microsoft Publisher, you should be able to open it. The pdf file shows what it would look like when printed. It prints out 6 copies per page. If you don't have Publisher and would like me to create a custom pdf file with your child's info in it, you can email me the details. It would only take me a few minutes to update it with your party details and save it as a new pdf file and email it back to you.

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  3. I don't have publisher, would you be able to create a custom pdf file for me please? I love this creative invitation! We are doing a dino-theme first birthday for our little one! Thanks!

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    1. Yes, Melissa, I'd be happy to. Please email the party details to me at sarah.zenk@gmail.com and I'll send you a pdf file ready to print.

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    2. Melissa, I could also leave some parts blank so you can write them in yourself....whatever you prefer. When do you need it by?

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