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rocket ship invites

C has wanted a "rocket ship" party for some time now. For the invitations, I went to work building rockets using some of my office paper stash. C loved them because they had a rocket on them.. I loved them because each one was unique and different.

When C asked why there was a "V" on the card, I explained how that meant the number five. "Why not just do a five?"  Because those are a lot harder to cut out, that's why!

The main part of the rocket lifts up to show the party details which were stamped using my tiny alphabet stamps, available at most office supply stores. You need a steady hand, but I love these little stamps and use them all the time.

My favorite part of the invites was having C address the envelopes. I adore his shaky penmanship. We hand delivered the invites to his friends and cousins, a tradition I think I will continue. You should have seen how excited his friends were to see him knocking at the door holding up a little envelope.

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I have to say...these are the most creative and unique invitations I have ever laid eyes on - gorgeous!

06.24.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkate

Beautiful invites :o)

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

just wonderful. love the papers you have used.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commentertiel

amazing. ultra-creative, pretty, and at the same time, perfect for a 5-year-old.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjane

i want these cards for my birthday! and i love his hand-writing on the front.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrace

really really cute mix of patterns -- love the simple look too!

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenteraud

you are amazing. one more inspiring project -- where do you come up with these great ideas??

Man I love your blog!
My 5 year old boy wanted a rocket ship birthday party too. Sadly, we were in the middle of moving, remodeling and living at my parents, so we celebrated at Sea World. We are waiting for next year to do the rocket theme. I just showed him these invites and he is really excited about next year's party!
Thanks for sharing your ideas. I just love them.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreta

Oh my gosh, you're killing me! Great idea for the invites (although I do *not* have a steady enough hand to manage the stamped info), but I especially love the fact that they were hand-delivered. Really great, for both the deliveryman and the recipient.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commentermeg

So great, Brooke! I'm curious, are those stamps re-usable? Or do you set the text once and it stays that way?

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiesl

Brooke- you always shine. These are stellar ideas. I'm rocking the cupcakes for the fourth -genius. Keep doing what you are doing. Bringing beauty to the world. Inside and out. xoxo love you, Whit

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney


06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

unfathomably cool

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Halatokoua

that handwriting is so adorable! when my nieces and nephews write letters it looks just like that, and it absolutely melts my heart.

06.26.2009 | Unregistered Commentermade sweet

How sweet. I love the V for a 5! Brilliant. And I dig those envelopes as well!

06.26.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBri

I love the paper. What a resourceful project. I also love all the popular hipster baby names: Owen, Thomas, Bennett. Do you also know an Oscar, Max or Milo? :)

06.29.2009 | Unregistered CommenterChi

I love them and everything else you did at the party! So creative. And I'm jealous of how great you get the icing to look on your cookies. Mine is never so smooth. Maybe it's the type of frosting I use...

06.29.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

I love those! I would probably let the steadiness of the handstamped letters go and add my shaey hands to the design (cause I am lazy) but they are definitely super sweet invites! And I agree with Chi, hipster baby names are the best, I know a Felix and Nopa that are brothers.

07.1.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhiannonM

How lovely. And how cute is C's handwriting?!

07.3.2009 | Unregistered Commenterdomestikate

pure genius! Love that C wrote the guest names. How adorable is that?!!!

07.8.2009 | Unregistered Commenterchewingthecud

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