Creative Stuff, DIY

Unicorn-Themed 1st Birthday Party Invitation















My niece, Kinsley, turns one in early August!  And, because I’m such a nice aunt and sister, I’m putting my party-planning skills to use to create a super fun unicorn-themed birthday party for her.

As I think I’ve mentioned, I believe that the invitation sets the tone for the entire party.  Today, I’m going to share with you the invitation that I designed especially for Kinsley.

I started with some pretty watercolor scrapbook paper that I cut to 4-1/2 inches wide by 6-1/2 inches high.

Next, I chose some solid-colored cardstock that complemented the watercolors.  This serves as a background/border sheet and was cut to 5 inches wide by 7 inches high.

I often turn to my trusty Cricut for embellishments, but I recently found out that I have a VERY OLD model of Cricut that is not really supported by the company’s online platforms anymore.  So, I had to get creative and figure out how to make a unicorn.  I ultimately came up with a design that turned some basic shapes into a unicorn.  In this case, I used my antique Cricut to cut a basic 2-inch circle and 1-1/2 inch narrow oval from white cardstock, a 1-inch narrow oval from pink cardstock and a 1-1/2 inch narrow oval from gold cardstock.  The flowers are embellishments purchased from the scrapbook aisle.

In the end, the pieces ultimately became these unicorns.

And the final assembly looked like this.

I’m really excited to deliver the finished products to my sister.  The rest of the party decorations are currently in production – I can’t wait for you to see them, as well!

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