Ella’s Birthday Party Invitations

We are having a birthday party for Ella next weekend with family and friends and I designed and put together these little invitations.
We are having a little garden party at the home of some very dear friends who are like my second family. They have the most beautiful home and garden, and even as a little girl I dreamt of having a home as beautiful, warm, and inviting. The part in the pictures that is covered says, “in the Williams’ lovely garden” and the address.
For the invitations, I used the vintage hydrangea image from the Graphics Fairy blog {here}. I actually printed the invitation directly onto some fabric I had in my stash and adhered it to cardstock. It ended up having a really great linen-y feel. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, let me know and I will put one together.
I also put a picture of my sweetie pie, Ella, in there with the card, and tied them together with vintage seam binding that I stole from my mom.
I wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of support for my projects and blog. I have been so overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone’s thoughtfulness and kindness!
I also wanted to let everyone know that I will be posting the tutorial for the Autumn “Pumpkins, Apples, Hayrides” sign {here} on Monday! It will include a tutorial with my own little unique painting technique to get that look of layers and layers of old paint.
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. says

    Kristen, I found your blog through Brenda’s blog. Ella Claire is the most beautiful baby that I have seen. I can see why she is loved and adored.
    My middle name is Annella and when I was little I did not like it. LOL My first name was Constance and I had a very long last name. As I have aged (71), I have finally learn to love my middle name. LOL
    I just found your blog and you have created a lovely and inviting home. Please share the pictures of Ella’s birthday party. I know her grandparents are so proud to have such a neat granddaughter.
    Connie, IN/FL

    • says

      Hi Connie! I love your middle name! How fun! Thank you so much for all of the compliments. They mean so much. I will, most definitely, post pictures of my sweetie pie’s birthday party! Thanks again :)

  2. says

    That is just the CUTEST!!! I love love love the stunning cards! The colous are so pretty and I cannot wait for you to show us more of your creations! :)


  3. says

    Those invites are just beautiful. I love them. How in the heck did you print on fabric though? You will have a wonderful party, I’m sure- xo Diana

  4. says

    What beautiful invitations Kristen! I love that you printed on fabric. I’m so sad that my printer is broken or I would be printing on fabric all the time. I love it!! What’s the pretty swirly font you used for “garden”?

  5. says

    my goodness, you are a talented girl. the invitations are fab, particularly like the tone. Looking forward to the promised tutorial and hope the party goes really really well.

  6. says

    Definitely would love to see a tutorial but while I think I could figure out the printing part, it’s the designing of the invite itself that I’m curious about, what programs you use, how you get the graphic on there, etc. Can’t wait to hear how you did it. :)

  7. says

    I would love to see a tutorial on how you made the invitation for Ella first birthday. My granddaughter Emma Grace is turning 1 in a couple of months – this would be the perfect invitation to make for her 1 year birthday. Not to mention my favorite flowers are hydrangeas….and my daughter borrows (lol) my vintage seam binding too!! lol

    Thank you, for such a beautiful blog, so inspiring!!

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