The first part of any celebration is the invitation. that’s why when Mallory first started planning Eden’s first birthday party invitation, she wanted to let her imagination run wild. When she began designing Eden’s invite, she knew she wanted a photo incorporated into the invitation , but also that she didn’t want the photo on the actual invite. She planned on incorporating balloons into Eden’s first birthday photo shoot when I saw her inspiration photo on Pinterest.
“Even the back of the envelope got a little love.” Mallory’s tip for custom address labels: “Do not spend the extra money to buy stickers to seal the back of the envelope and just make your own. In reality it takes 2.5 seconds to make your own stickers. I chose to barely wet the sticky part on the envelope for fear that the recipients would just tear open the envelope in hurried excitement to see what was inside and then added the sticker to keep the envelope flap down.”
While Mallory loved making the liners, she warns that it definitely takes time. If you have a paper cutter you will save tons of time. “I used the paper cut to cut off the excess paper along the straight lines so that when I went to cut out the actual liner I only had a couple very small cuts to make. Also, I did use double stick tape, seriously, it is so worth it to use double stick tape. Plus with tape you can remove the liner which I know made some people happy because they wanted to keep the photo.” The best part of making your own liner is that its not limited to photos! Try scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, newspaper…really, anything because it just makes whatever you are sending that much better.
Do you love Eden’s first birthday party invitation? Check out the rest of her Pinkalicious ice cream first birthday party here!