Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Announcement and Out of This World-Party Invitations

alien party invitation
Well, I’M BAAACK!  It is official!  After so many years of going to school at night, after putting my amazing kids to bed, I have my Teaching Degree!  I cannot believe it!  Now I just need to get a paying job! Winking smile

So, I’m ready to dive right back into sharing my fun world with everyone. 

My Son just had an Alien Party.  It was so much fun!  I drew up about 12 different Aliens to use for his party.  I cut out the Aliens and flying saucers with my cutting machine.  The above were the invitations that I came up with.  Those fun flying saucers were 3D because I used pop dots to pop up the dome part!  Then, of course we had to add googly eyes as the finishing touch!

*A quick tip! 
-I cut out the blue rectangles with my cutter (though if you don’t have a cutting machine you can cut the rectangles out by hand and round the corners with a corner punch or by hand).
-Then, I go into my printing program and print up the words that I want to use, on white paper.  Make sure to space your words so that the actual rectangles will fit on the paper.
-Next, I gently tape my rectangles onto the white printed paper, using that as my guide as to where to place the rectangle.  (Where you printed the first time will be directly underneath your taped on rectangles).
-Run your white paper, with the now taped on blue rectangles back through the printer, printing up the exact same thing you did the first time. 
-This will give you any cutout shape you want, with any words you want, printed right onto them!
I do this ALL the time and love it!

We went with bright green, bright blue, and black for my Son’s Birthday colors.

Check back with me to see how the rest of his party turned out!  I will also show you more inspiration for you to host your own Alien party!

Rebecca
PS  I can’t wait to catch up with everyone!

4 comments:

CitricSugar said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm still a few months away, though I'm eligible for a teacher's certificate right now.

I hope you find a job soon. Any school would be lucky to have you. :-)

Mhairi said...

Congratulations on getting your teaching degree. It is truly the most rewarding, frustrating and amazing job to have.
If anyone says to you "It's not rocket science" reply "No, but without me there would be no scientists"
Your job is to teach a lifetime love of learning, congratulations once again and I hope you find a job soon.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Thanks ladies! Aside from having my children, it is one of the biggest moments in my life!

Citric Sugar, what are you waiting for?

Mhairi, I totally agree about teaching being such an important job! Can't wait to have my own classroom! ;)

Rebecca

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

The invites are adorable and congrats on getting your degree. I did the same thing for my masters with evening and weekend classes when my oldest was young. It was a lot of hard work but something I wanted to do for myself. Congrats!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer : )
Warmly,
MaryLea