Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crab invitations

I know I shared the rough copy a while ago but I finished up Anwyn's invitations last night. I ended up making 20 of them - that's a lot of crab legs. From the way she has been behaving today, I wish I had written "Crabby Anwyn's Birthday Bash" instead ;-)


The sand pail was based on the flower pot template but without the folded over rim at the top. The front was covered in Sweet Slumber DP and a strip of So Saffron ribbon (from SAB) was added around the top.

I ended up simplifying the insert so it is just a tapered rectangle as I thought it looked better than the previous attempt. I also decided to go with a computer generated message instead of the stamp I had planned to use as my handwriting is less than brilliant.

The crab was made using Ruby Red cardstock:

Body - 2.5 inch oval punch, two made (for front and back).

Eyes - stalks were made with the word window punch and then a 0.5 inch white circle was punched and stuck on top.

Legs - 6 of the smaller photo corners were punched out for the legs.

Claws - the bottoms are word window punch outs and the claws were made by punching a 1 inch circle, cutting in half, cutting a zig-zag pattern on one side and then sticking back together.

After everything was glued in place onto one oval, the second oval was glued on the back to hide all the bits.

The "You're invited" stamp is from Hugs and Wishes. The Oval scallop punch was used to make the oval on front and it was mounted on dimensionals.

On to the next project.......


  1. These are too too cute! Great job!

  2. These are ADORABLE! I love these! How fun for a party. What a lot of work. Great job!

  3. OMG!!!! These are so stinkin' cute I MUST go make one!!!!