Heading out with the girls!

My sweet and lovely big girl turned seven at the end of May, and this year it was decided that we would head out with a gaggle of her equally sweet and lovely friends and catch a movie together by way of celebration.

The only trouble with that plan was that the movies that are suitable for kids are all screened at school holiday time, and May being smack in the middle of term left us without a single G-rated option.

Being the sweet, lovely and incredibly understanding seven year old that she is, Hannah was perfectly fine to delay the outing by several weeks, so next week we're off to see Toy Story 3 with aforementioned gaggle.

Being relatively small as gaggles go, I was able to cram a bit more detail and fun into the invitations than I would if she had been inviting a horde of her mates, and being that detail and fun is what I live for as far as papercraft is concerned, and I had a blast coming up with these....

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The pinkest of pink personalised faux crocodile handbags!

Here's what was inside...

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The little 'tickets' are just about my favourite thing, mostly as I found a use for that funny ticket shaped die in the Lots of Tags set!  To make them, I found a promotional image online for Toy Story 3 and set up a Publisher document so that the 'Admit One' text and the image would line up perfectly to be cut out by the die.

The little lollipop shaped thingamy is a lip gloss, and then there's the actual invitation itself.

The girls were all very excited to receive them and one of the lovely loves was still carrying hers around two days later when I saw her at school!

My next plan is for personalised goodie bags to actually take into the movie - I'm working on those already... ;-)

"Hannah's 7th Birthday Invites" Stamps: Vintage Vogue Paper: Pixie Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White Ink: Pixie Pink, Versamark Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Lots of Tags dies, Top Note Die, Jewelry Tag Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals