It was my husband 50th birthday and I had fun with it. My family and friends had such a blast with the gag gifts and Tom was such a good sport about it all. The funniest was the blow-up walker and he posed with it like a trooper. He has great sense of humor and that's one reason I love him. I made this fun invitation since it was a movie night theme.
- Provocraft Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge, p64 - decorative layer feature+ rectangle3 for the white cardstock for the word ticket; decorative layer feature + shift + rectangle 3 for the red ticket; and rectangle3 for the backing also white
-Provocarft Carousel Cricut Lite Cartridge - font feature + shift + train4 for the three stars
- Southwest Resume Paper for typing the invitation - it has such a nice texture!
- Movie Reel clipart - There are a number of free ones out there - Just Google! :)
- Movie Tagline - This is an acutal tagline from the original Jurassic Park movie and thought it would be fun to add to the invite.
- Martha Stewart - Stars Edge Punch
- cardstock from Die Cuts with a View (DCWV)
I cut all the pieces at 3.5 inches. I printed one sheet of the wording for the invitation. This was the hardest part since I had to print the paper out a couple of times to make sure the wording would fit in the ticket. I placed the red ticket diecut over the wording several times. This helped me check the font size to adjust. Since I knew these were prototypes, I used regular copy paper until I was happy with it and then printed using the resume paper.
After that it was easy! Just paste it all together and you got yourself a fun handmade invitation!
Now for the envelope. Not much to tell except that I hand cut it. I made slightly smaller than the invitation so you can slip the ticket in and out easily. I also cut the edge with Martha Stewarts Stars Edge Punch.
If you look carefully you can see that I added some of the stars from the punch on the envelope:
I hand wrote the guest's name next to stars and they were ready for hand delivery!
Do something fun because as Dr. Seuss said: Fun is good.