Friday, October 30, 2009

Lorelys Maia's Cupcake Birthday Invitation

Hey, I am going full force with the preparations of my daughter's birthday and I wanted to share the final design for the invitations.  I wanted something crafty, but easy to do at the same time.  I think they came out awesome.  I designed the template in AI, then printed it out on white cardstock.  After a couple of straight cuts and some folding, the invites are done... well at least the first one!  I wanted to incorporate the design of the cupcake I had made earlier with the Martha Stewart punch that was the inspiration for the birthday, so I put the punched cupcake at the top of the birthday cake. The invitation has a flap that closes like an envelope, so I am saving the envelopes.  And notice that I lined the inside of the invitation with pink paper, I think it adds a nice touch. NOTE:  I am from Puerto Rico, so the invitations are in Spanish. I hope you enjoy the pics... and if you do, please share the love with a comment!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Super cute gift tag with a twist

Amy from Eat Drink Chic came up with this wonderful design of a gift tag with a modern twist.  Instead of a normal gift tag, Amy made this super cute envelope that contains a letter to newborn Violet.  She even designed the lettering on Violet's name.  I also love how she photographs her creations.  Absolutely a great keepsake, so I had to share!

 Amy was so kind to post a free DIY template from a similar theme here.  Get it and start creating!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wedding Cake Pop Up Card

I needed a wedding greeting card and I came up with this Pop Up Wedding Cake card.  I think it came out wonderful! I also made a little money holder going the theme because the couple requested gifts in cash.  If anyone is interested in a generic Bride/Groom card, please leave a comment and I will make a  freebie PDF file.

Money holder:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cupcake Design Too

I made another version of the cupcake, with a little more detail. Because the punch is so little I didn't include a lot of detail in the first one, but I think it will be fine, I like them both. Tell me what you think.

I got my first comment!!! I am so excited! It was from Fernanda, lucky me I speak both Spanish and English. It feels really good that someone else likes what you do and takes the time to comment.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Cupcake Design

I think these little cupcakes are going to be a hit at the party! I used my Martha Stewart Cupcake punch and scanned the design to my computer, then digitalized it... added a few elements here and there and voila the Cupcake for Lorelys Maia's Birthday.  I also added the number two and the letter L and M (Lorelys Maia).  They perfectly fit the cupcake punch and they punch out very well. They can be placed on invitations, cupcake toppers, tags and other things.  I was playing a little bit with them and wondering if I should use them overlapped or apart. What do you think?

A color scheme can be found {anywhere}

I went to the local Walmart and found this gorgeous paper bags in a delicious color scheme, just perfect for Maia's second birthday.  So the color scheme is set!

I am working out the design for the cupcakes incorporating the colors above. I hope they turn out sweetly sweet!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I also want a Sweetly Sweet Table

Candy Buffets and Dessert Tables are all the rage right now and of course I want to design a Sweetly Sweet Table for my daughter Lorelys Maia too.  Here is some Eye Candy just to get started with some inspiration.

1. Beautiful Dessert Table by Amy Atlas.
2. Cool DIY Retro Sodas from Eat. Drink. Chic.
3. Dreamy DIY Ice Cream Parlour also from Eat. Drink. Chic.
4. Colorful Candy Buffet from Hostess with the Mostess.
5. Precious Marsmallow Pops also from Hostess with the Mostess, originally posted by Kim at The Tomkat Studio, and designed/invented by Bakerella.

Inspiration for my daughter's birthday party

I found this Martha Stewart cupcake punch at Walmart and completely fell in love with it.  I think this is going to be the starting point for my daughter's second birthday party!  I am getting all kinds of ideas, now I have to select the color scheme.  What do you think?

Sweetly Sweet blog!

I am a mom to an almost 2 year old and a wife to a wonderful man. Between taking care of my daughter, being a good wife, trying to finish my studies and taking care of my home, I have little time to explore a little passion of mine... all things party! Well, my daughter's second birthday is coming soon so I want to blog about how I manage to organize her birthday party and take suggestions from the whole world. Let's see how this works out!