birthday invitations

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    My youngest son is turning 8 very soon, and had been saying he wanted his party to be a costume party. He actually has been saying that all year long. So for the invitations I decided to go with a costume sort of theme.

    I wanted them to be like those books you can buy where you can flip the center part of the body, or the head and create a whole new look. I created a body/face template in photoshop and then just made various costumes/hats/hair for each costume. The last page in the little books is a solid page with all the party details. Then I used the comb binder which we already owned from a previous project to punch/bind them all.

    I found it was much easier to punch and bind them first, and then use a exacto blade and ruler to cut the pages apart. I just made sure the solid final page of party details was folded back so it would not be cut during the process.

    I made each one a little different by varying the page set up, and I did not match up the costumes when I made them, so when getting them printed, they are already all mixed up. B really seemed to like them, so that is always a good sign. Now we are turning our thoughts to the cake :)

    gabriela granados, i v o n n é, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Cut Paper Paste 50 months ago | reply

      oh i was thinking of making something similar to this for fun :) i love that you made these his birthday invitations! you rock :)

    2. Cut Paper Paste 50 months ago | reply

      p.s. - where did you print these up and what kind of paper did you use?

    3. mypapercrane 50 months ago | reply

      thanks dawbis :) I just sent the file online to staples and had it printed on the cardstock. They actual do pretty good printing from online files

    4. Ribambelles & Ribambins 36 months ago | reply

      just showed to my 6 years old. he loves this. We should give it a try with his own drawings.
      Were you aware of this?
      It will help us ...
      thank you for the bright idea.

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