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Fire Truck Party Invites

Phase 2 of operation fire truck birthday party is complete!
You can find phase 1 here.
The birthday party invitations are finished
and ready to be addressed!
Let me show you what I did:
Every homemade card needs to start with the envelope you’re going to be using. You have to know sizing!
I found these cute little envelopes at Hobby Lobby. I needed two packs since I’m making 16 invites (don’t forget to make one for yourself as a keepsake!).
I knew I wanted to matte my invites so I chose two colors of cardstock to use. I trimmed them down to size using the info on my envelope container. The red cardstock is slightly smaller than the black.
I designed what I wanted my invitations to say on my computer and printed them out on the precut red cardstock.
I found the cute little fire hydrant clip art online. Score! And the “little fireman” is in the same font as the shirt the birthday boy will be wearing for the party.
I used this handy dandy corner punch on all 4 corners of the black cardstock.
I was then able to slide the red cardstock into the new slots.
Not only are the little slots cute in the corners, but it also mean I don’t have to waste any adhesive trying to stick the two pieces of cardstock together. The slots are doing that job for me!
But its missing a little something,
don’t you think?
Time to use my fire trucks again!
I used the print and cut feature of the Silhouette to cut these bad boys out. Definitely beats going at them with the X-acto knife!
If anyone is interesting in my doing a tutorial on how to use the print and cut feature of the Silhouette for your own images (not Silhouette library images), just let me know! It took me a bit of time and going to various places for info before I finally figured it out!
I used a little bit of Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere all of the fire trucks to the invitations.
TA-DA!
I had all 16 of these bad boys whipped up in no time.
But then I decided the envelopes needed a little somthin’ somthin’…
So I took some cute little birthday candle stamps that I got for free at a scrapbook convention and stamped them in the bottom right corner of all of the envelopes.
2 candles for my soon to be 2 year old!
Oh yeah! That’s better!
And, best of all, they are toddler approved!
The little guy loves them.
Now to stamp and address them…   🙂

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DESPARATE AUNT OF ARMY CADET

Thursday 17th of April 2014

I see that these has been quite a bit ago but def wondering about the print to cut on Silhouette Cameo. How did you get it to print 1/4 away from the image? I'm still learning this machine! Anyway to get the clipart file of the fire truck?? My little mans party is in 2 weeks! I really like that picture and I can't find it. All of this is si darn cute! Thanks for any help you can offer!

Holly

Thursday 19th of August 2010

Cute! Love the detail on the corner and those sweet stamps! Lucky kiddo to have these as invitations!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange

Saturday 14th of August 2010

These are great! I love to make my own party invitations.

Susan,http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Consultant Calamities

Friday 13th of August 2010

Very cute! I love these!

La

Thursday 12th of August 2010

These are adorable. My nephew is a firefighter and I'm sure he would love these invitations for his son's birthday party.

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