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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Caterpillar Birthday Invitations

 

     These invitations are for a friend's daughter.  They are celebrating her first birthday soon.  They are having a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" party.  Eric Carle is one of my favorite authors of children's books, so I was excited to help her out.  I found several ideas online.  One was on a "What to Expect" forum.  I used the idea and made it my own with my Cricut.  The caterpillar and butterfly images are both from the "Word Builders - Garden of Words" Cricut cartridge.    

  
To make the printed portion of the invitations, I printed the text on Microsoft Word, using two columns, centering the text.  With a little measuring, and the help of the Gypsy, I lined up the images with the text, and cut. 


 The parts of the caterpillars are assembled using mini-brads from JoAnn's craft store.  Each section folds up behind the other.  They all fit neatly into an A2 envelope decorated with a precious butterfly.




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Blessings!
Becky

5 comments:

  1. Becky,
    Too cute! I really need one of these machines for my classroom, too! I will need ideas as well.
    Dora

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  2. ohhh how adorable!!!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  3. These are soooo cute!! Thanks for sharing them!!

    Shelly

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  4. These are so cute! What do the 2nd and 3rd caterpillar body parts say?

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