creative invitation designer
Our Little Ladybug is turning 1! Our daughter Victoria turned 1 in october. I did a ladybug theme which was cute, lots of red, black, and white. I have to credit a lot of places that inspired me . I decided to do cupcakes and a giant cupcake cake for Victoria. The cupcake were chocolate with chocolate frosting and I topped them with fondant ladybugs. (1) I found a great tutorial from crafty penguins on how to do the ladybug toppers. For her cake, I had visions of grandeur where I was going to do her cake with green frosting and fondant leaves with fondant ladybugs on them, but at 11:00 at night I scratched that idea and just made some fondant ladybugs and used white frosting. It came out good enough for me. The ladybugs cupcakes were really the main attraction. It was only my second time working with fondant and it was getting late so some of the cupcakes didn’t get the ladybugs (there were 24 cupcakes…. and since one has to do it after the kids are in bed…..I figured that some people would not want to eat the fondant anyway….).
The Invitation This was fun and easy to do. The first time I worked with divots and it wasn’t that hard. I found the idea on the internet and then modified it to my tastes. The second image shown here is showing the actual page layout, one page was the wings and the second page had the head and photo. I cut them out by hand and attached the wings to the ladybug with divots. I made the labels for the envelopes as leaves (shown in 5). If people are interested I can put up a template of how I did this.
The outfit I think I saw the legwarmers and decided the whole theme based on them. Legwarmers, who knew they could be so cute on kids! I got her a black skirt that had a ruffle butt underneath (3), which by end of party we took off the skirt cause the diaper cover was so cute. (2) The onesie she is wearing is from etsy store To be stitched and the hair bow is from another etsy store Sammy Banany’s Hair Bows and More (though I can’t find the exact one anymore). (4) I also got the chocolate covered raspberry marshmallows from koshka cookies and they were to die for! I made the the favor tags myself.