Last week, Lauren and I were chatting and we decided to challenge each other to create a gift or party favor with a boy theme using the same stamp set. I don't have this set yet (and I stress YET) :), so Lauren sent me some of these Pink Cat Studio stamped images for the challenge. I decided to go with a Cowboy Party theme for Isaac's 1st birthday. His birthday isn't until November, but there's nothing wrong with thinking about it early, right? (Lauren's son, Noah, has the SAME birthday as Isaac. Correct me if I'm wrong, Lauren! Before I was about to have Isaac, Lauren assured me that he would be a wonderful boy because his birthday was a good day!) My first idea was to make the invitation like a "WANTED" sign using "Billy's" face as the picture. Under the picture, I would stamp a "cowboy name" for each child invited. Shown here are "Billy the Kid" and "Wild Cat Colton".
Some other names my husband and I came up with for some family and friends are Rootin' Tootin' Reid, Maddy Oakley, Ado Adelaide, Duke Lucas, Alamo Alden and Sasperilla Steele to name a few. The treat bag is made from a brown lunch bag that I added distressed Kraft cardstock to the front and back. The straps are hemp twine and are laced through tabs made with the large oval punch. I added some fringe by cutting slices in some Chocolate Chip cardstock. Inside the treat bag is a package of pretzel rods, a red bandana and a little notebook made with my Bind-It-All. I figured I could add other little toy items for the actual party. Billy was colored in using Copic markers.
I really enjoyed this challenge! After coming up with the idea, the most challenging part was thinking everything through BEFORE touching the images, because if I messed up, I couldn't just stamp another image! LOL Now make sure you go and check out Lauren's FABULOUS take on the challenge! I'm sure she will WOW you just like she did me! Thanks, Lauren, this was a lot of fun and you can rest assured that I HAVE to get this set now! :) Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Billy (Pink Cat Studio), Dot Invitation, Classic Alphabet, Rough Edges Alphabet (SU); Paper- Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine), Chocolate Chip (SU); Accessories- large oval punch, large star punch, cello bag (SU), hemp twine, Bind-It-All, sponge, Copic markers