Just yesterday Harris and I delivered the invitations for his upcoming birthday party. Harris has a very specific idea what he wants to do this year for his birthday and it includes playing a game of baseball with his buddies.
For the invitation a baseball was the obvious choice. I started out by drawing the stitches on the ball but then figured I might as well use real stitches on the card! (I had lots of time sitting at Grace's ballet rehearsals!).
After I cut out the circles, Bryce drew on the stitches for me to embroider over. It was useful to have an outline and any pencil markings were easily erased when I was done embroidering. I used heavy paper and red embroidery thread.
I just happened to have little kraft paper bags that the invitations fit in perfectly. Using a circle cutter I cut circles out of plain white sheet labels and drew on little stitches. These were perfect to seal shut the envelope. Baseball stamps (for those that were mailed) were a cute finishing touch!