Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shark Birthday Invitation


Materials:
  • Blue card stock, cut into 5"x7" pieces
  • 2 coordinating patterns of paper
  • gray paper, pattern optional
  • 1.5" circle puncher
  • letter stickers, or die-cut machine and orange cardstock (Cricut machine)
  • scissors
  • adhesive (glue stick and foam squares)
  • computer and printer

1. Using Microsoft Word, set the paper size as 5"x7". Type what you want your invitation to say, leaving some room on the top and bottom of the invitation to embellish. Print out your invitations on the blue card stock, cut to size. 

2. Sketch your embellishments (shark and waves) on a piece of scrap paper or cardboard. I drew a shark the size I wanted by hand and then just used it to trace the shape on the gray paper. I then cut out the sharks and used a gray marker to outline the details. I trimmed my pattern paper to the width I wanted (5 inches) and then used a pencil on the back of the paper to draw the waves and then cut it out by hand. 

3. Cut out a circle with your punch and all the orange letters that you need. 

4. Adhere all the embellishments to your invitation, adding the foam adhesive squares to the back of your shark to make it 3-dimensional. 

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