We Met in a Bar

my birthday invites

Since most of the recipients have found these in their mailboxes, I am excited to show them to you! A quick funny side note: You will notice that my name is no where on the invite. It wasn’t photoshopped out, I just didn’t feel the need to have it on there. Neither is a phone number to RSVP, since everyone invited knows how to contact me.  However, I also decided last minute (a day later) not to put return address labels on them…  Which led to this facebook message: Did you send Cindy and I something in the mail? It looks like it could be from you but it doesn’t have a name on it. 🙂 Lucky for me not many of our friends sew their invitations!  A few minutes later I had facebooked the entire guest list to let them know that yes, the invite to a birthday party? That was from me.

Anyways, on to the invites.  I first saw this idea for sewing two-toned ruffled crepe paper on a blog… but it was a while ago and I don’t remember where. I figured I would incorporate it with the invites and voila! I wish it were that easy. I went through 2 broken needles before deciding to just sew the crepe paper and glue it on. I was super disappointed, and still need to google “How to sew on paper,” but I went with it and produced something I was proud of.






1 julia::ordinarysaturdays { 03.09.10 at 8:22 pm }

Gorgeous! I hope it’s a very happy birthday. 🙂

2 holly p { 03.09.10 at 9:15 pm }

Did you try increasing your tension and stitch length to make the ruffles? That might work!

I love the invites!!

3 BEL { 03.09.10 at 9:18 pm }

so lovely! what a beautiful result!

4 Laurel { 03.09.10 at 9:55 pm }


5 Adam Cavanagh { 03.09.10 at 11:43 pm }

Wonderful work. Very creative

6 Sarah M { 03.10.10 at 4:43 am }

These look amazing! Great job!

7 Melina { 03.10.10 at 12:44 pm }

So cute! I may have to try this lovely craft.

8 Rachel { 03.10.10 at 1:16 pm }

Love them! I’m glad your friends can decipher your craftiness to figure out who it is!

9 Teresa { 03.10.10 at 5:21 pm }

A. It’s perfect.
B. I can’t believe you’re only 26.

10 Heather { 03.10.10 at 9:14 pm }

Thanks guys!! I am glad everyone loved them as much as I did!

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12 thursday luvs - Home of Wedding and Honeymooners Resource - Best Dream Day { 03.12.10 at 3:26 pm }

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13 Melanie { 03.23.10 at 7:10 pm }

Ummm, these are all kinds of awesome.

14 Traci { 03.24.10 at 8:34 am }

These are on erin.ever.after’s blog & you are my fav’s blog!! You are famous! =) Love you girl and hope you had an extra special bday!

15 decorating for… myself — We Met in a Bar { 03.24.10 at 4:49 pm }

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16 Amanda { 03.26.10 at 1:50 pm }

Such a great idea! It make crepe paper look classy! Who knew you could do that?

17 Claudia Bravo { 03.27.10 at 5:51 pm }

I love love love these! I was just watching Grease this week and it reminds me of all the streams in the school gym when they had the dance off! You’re so creative and I heart you blog! xo claudia

18 Punctuation Mark { 03.27.10 at 7:00 pm }

That is such a creative idea… love it!

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20 Amber { 04.06.10 at 10:33 am }

I love it all!!!
So lovely!
If you don’t mind me asking – what fonts did you use?


21 Heather { 04.06.10 at 7:56 pm }

amber: the fun font is called Delikatessen (from dafont) and the sans serif is Geosans Light (possibly also from dafont)

22 tissue paper love — We Met in a Bar { 05.03.10 at 6:01 pm }

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23 caro { 05.06.10 at 7:26 am }

Wow, such a great idea. Pretty cool. Greets from Germany.

24 Paisley — We Met in a Bar { 06.16.10 at 5:42 am }

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26 iris { 02.09.11 at 7:59 am }

These are just amazingly, awesomely lovely!

27 kaitlyn { 02.24.11 at 8:10 am }

very cute- these are beautiful & fun!

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