Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Building Bob

I spent the last two evenings making these cute invitations for our daughters birthday party! One thing about having the internet at your fingertips is the wealth of resources available... I just did a search in the SCS gallery for "SpongeBob" and found this cute invitation designed by Carrie.

I didn't have any red felt, I don't have the Simple Shapes stamp set, and I don't own Gable Green in Classic ink. So I had to improvise and while I was at it I also made a few other minor tweaks
. As far as stamps, I managed to find two circles from different sets I could use, and I'm happy with just the two variations of spots. To get by with Green Galore, I just stamped off on my mat before stamping on Spongebob....perfect!

The first change I planned to make was to his pants. Spongebob wears a belt, so I decided to draw it on
with my black journaler, easy! For his tie I used Real Red textured paper, and I decided to paper piece his collar since the nose is done that way...and it's too cute!

Measurements are as follows
Card base 4-1/4 x 5-1/2"
Body 4-1/4 x 3"
Shirt 4-1/4 x 1 - 1/2"
Pants 4-1/4 x 1"

And the assembly goes on...

Cut the body in a random wavy pattern.
Stamp circles overlapping on his body
Cut circles with punches to assemble eyes
Add eyes
Draw on eyelashes and add nose
Draw on smile and dots on cheeks
Make yourself a template to trace and cut out neckties

Draw belt on pants
Punch a square and cut it in half
And then cut those in half
Assemble shirt and add collar

Bunches of Bobs
*Republished in 2012 to embed photos from Slide.


Anonymous said...

That is soooo stinkin' cute! How many did you make? I had that color ink if you needed it.

Savor the Journey said...

What fun, fun invitations!
The kids are going to LOVE these!

Anonymous said...

TEEHEE!! Made me smile!! :) What an awesome way to show the tutorial too!! Have a super weekend girl!!

mamatwoboys said...

Those are really cute and I don't even like Sponge Bob. Nice job!

Emileigh said...

That is the cutest thing!

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