Well it is here! My grandson's first birthday. He already loves Elmo so an Elmo Birthday Party it is.
I have to admit I was really nervous thinking I would not be able to handle a 3d invite, but my daughter loved them. So here is the results. I used the Elmo Party Cart.
I added the button just to give it some depth. I did have trouble with glue. I used a glue runner on most of it. I used tacky glue on the button. I'm thinking I should have used a stronger glue on the words, Elmo and the envelops. I embossed the yellow layer. I am finding that embossing can an extra touch.
The Elmo was so much easier than I expected. I did watch a YouTube video that gave great instructions on how to fold.
Score at an angle from the neck to the center of legs
Score where the legs attach to the body
Fold the arm behind and legs up
Most importantly when you glue the legs to the card, do not glue his little booty or he won't pop up correctly.
Adding dimension was helped by using a puff for the nose and bubble eyes instead of paper.
The finishing touch was the envelope that, I loved that it looked like an Elmo face! I used paper for the eyes and nose on the envelope.
I will be doing cupcake toppers and maybe some other decorations next. The part is next week so I better get to work!
Let me know if you have ever done an Elmo project please share.