On a rainy and even chilly (what's up with that?) Sunday afternoon, this is whats been going on in our house.
My almost 10 year old is planning her upcoming birthday and decided to make invitations for her five friends. She typed up the information in a word doc, chose the font and type colour -a dark brown, then I helped her format it (ie make it pretty with line spacing , alignment etc).
Amaris then printed them out onto A4 white cardstock (yes I parted with my precious white bazzill) and she cut them up with the paper trimmer.
It's funny watching her do all this stuff - they take in so much by just hanging around you scrapbooking over the years. Amaris doesn't often actually get involved in scrapbooking (I think she is quite sick of it actually with the amount that I do), but they just take it all in subconciously and via osmosis, they just know how to print, trim, and make sure they are trimming evenly.
She decided to find the new butterfly punch that she saw arrive during the week, and set about going though my scraps and punching out little piles of colour coordinating butterflies. And this is what she came up with. She is super independent, and wants to do everything herself so I had to take a back seat while she set to work. She even asked for my corner rounder!
And how CUTE are the results. I love these little invites. So simple and so effective.
The best part is that I basically had nothing to do with this event, and birthday invitations can now be made by oneself while I have a coffee!! There is much hope for the future.
This butterfly punch has SO paid for itself already!