We used a computer to create this invitation, but you could use a typewriter or hand-lettering instead.
(for each invitation)
- 8-1/2 x 11-inch sheet of translucent paper
- 4-1/2 x 6-1/4-inch piece of turquoise card stock
- 10-inch piece of 3/4-inch wide silver metallic ribbon
- 1-1/2-inch square turquoise envelope
- 3 assorted silver-color star charms
- Silver star confetti and/or small self-adhesive star stickers
- 1/4-inch-wide curling ribbon, in metallic silver
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Metal ruler
- Crafts knife
- Wire cutter
- Crafts glue
1. Print wording. Type and center the words "It's Time to Celebrate! 2002." Space down approximately 3 inches, and type the party specifics. Print a test sample to check the spacing. Text should fit in a space approximately 4-1/2 inches long, including the space in the center.Print on translucent paper.
2. Trim printed sheet to size. Use a rotary cutter and metal ruler to trim the printed sheet into a 4-1/2 x 6-inch rectangle, centering the text with the first line 1-1/8 inches from the top edge.
3. Tie printed sheet to card stock using ribbon. Center the printed sheet on turquoise card stock. Use a crafts knife to make 2 vertical slits, 1/4 inch long, through both layers of paper; the slits should be 3/4 inch apart and 1/2 inch from the top edge of the card stock. Thread ribbon ends through slits from back to front; tie ribbon in a bow. Trim ribbon tails at an angle.
4. Add small envelope. Glue the front of the open turquoise envelope between the words on the front of the invitation.
5. Add stars to card. Use a wire cutter to remove loops from star charms. Glue on star charms and confetti or stickers, referring to photo for placement.
6. Add ribbon curls. Cut an 8-inch piece of curling ribbon. Holding one end securely, run the underside of the ribbon along one scissor edge to curl. Insert curls in envelopes, trimming as desired. Remove each curl; place a tiny drop of glue on end. Return to envelope and press to secure.
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