Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You're Invited...Outer Space Party Invitations Tutorial

I'll be sharing quite a few details from Firecracker's outer-space themed birthday party over the next few weeks.  I decided not to do it all at once since it would be too much for one post...and I'm sure not every reader out there is into outerspace, so they'll be mixed in here and there with other posts.  I thought the invitations would be a good place to start though.

I'm not much of a paper-crafter.  I've never really gotten into scrapbooking or card making, and I don't have a fancy paper cutting machine.  When Firecracker asked for an Outer Space party, I did some internet searching for some quick invitations.  I found this one that I liked, but it required particular stamps that I didn't have, and we needed the invitations the next day.  So here's my version...

Here's what I started with to make them:

  • 2 pieces of 12x12 black cardstock
  • one piece of orange cardstock
  • rocket and earth clipart printed on white cardstock
  • invitation details printed on white cardstock
  • felt scraps
  • glow-in-the-dark paint (optional)

I had some black 12x12 cardstock and cut two of them into 6x6 squares giving me 8 pieces.  Then I traced a small bowl on the corner of some orange cardstock to give me sun/planet shape and used the first one to trace and cut out matching ones for all the invites.

I found some rocket and planet earth clipart online, resized them in Word, and then printed those out on white cardstock and cut around them.

I wanted the rocket and earth to pop off the card a little, but I didn't have any of those pop-out-sticker-things, so I cut some felt into little pieces and hot-glued them between the invitation and the clipart.

Then I hot-glued the invitation details to the other side.  The font I used with the stars is called Milky Way and can be downloaded from here.

Then as a final touch, I had some glow-in-the-dark paint handy, so I added some stars to the picture...you want to be sure to put it on thick to actually see it glow in the dark though.
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I'll be sharing more details from Firecracker's Outer Space Party in the coming week or two, so be sure to check back if you have a budding space enthusiast at your house.

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  1. Oh my goodness, so darling! Love it!

  2. i am a long-time follower (although I cannot remember where i found you) but this is the first time I have commented. I love your party idea, especially for a girl! I saw this tutorial on shindig parties today & thought that they would make great party favours.


  3. Cute! Though my favorite part is probably the gift exchange instead of a book.

  4. What a perfect font for the space party invitations!

  5. What a cute invitation!! I'd love for you to share it over at TGIF (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties) I know my readers would love it too!!
    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)


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