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Train Ticket Birthday Invitations

If you’re throwing a train party for your little one, you need these Thomas the Train ticket birthday invitations that look like a real train ticket!

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Now you can print these invitations at home! They have just been added to my Etsy shop!

Thomas the Train Ticket Birthday Invitation
My first born recently turned 3!

I can barely believe it.

I still remember meeting my little bundle of joy in the hospital!

Now he runs circles around me.

To celebrate we had a train party.

Or as my son would tell you, a Thomas the Train party!

And I designed some custom Thomas the Train ticket birthday invitations.

train ticket birthday invitation stationary
Train Ticket Birthday Invitations Stationary

I knew I wanted to make the invitation look like a train ticket, and I’m going to share with you how I went about that!

I found this wonderful pack of 50 Kraft cards and envelopes at Hobby Lobby.

(And you know I used a 40% off coupon!)

printing train ticket birthday invitations
Instead of folding the Kraft invitation cards in half, my plan was to cut them in half and use each end as an invite.

You can see how I printed my tickets in the above photo.

train ticket birthday invitation
Train Ticket Birthday Invitations Design

Did you know you can use any of the images in the Silhouette library as printable images?

Just add color to those bad boys and print anything you like!

I designed the entire invitation in the Silhouette software using shapes, images I had downloaded from the image library, and fonts from my computer!

The tricky part was getting it to print correctly on my odd sized paper.

Luckily I had plenty of invitations to practice on!

train ticket birthday invitation tools
Train Ticket Birthday Invitations Tools

Once all of my invites were printed, I needed a couple of tools to make them look like tickets.

Enter my spiral notebook punch and 1″ circle punch.

Thomas the Train ticket birthday invitations
Before cutting the invitations apart I used the punches on them.

For the circle punch I cut a semicircle in the middle on both sides.

I also cut quarter circles in all four corners of the two fused invites.

spiral notebook punch
I used the spiral notebook punch to make the faux perforated edges on the sides of the tickets.

By just sticking the invite part way into the punch I was able to cut out small half circles.

cutting train ticket birthday invitations
Then I cut the invites in two.

Cute, right?

I love them!!

stamping train ticket birthday invitation envelopes
Train Ticket Birthday Invitations Envelopes

I like to dress up my envelopes, too, so I stamped a ticket and birthday candle on the front of the envelope.

train ticket envelopes
I put my invitation in the envelope and all of the sudden it was just too much brown.

The train ticket wasn’t popping!!

I wanted it to stand out when the envelopes were opened by their recipients.

Then I saw this great tutorial for lining envelopes Mel posted at Mel Stampz. Talk about timing!

So I decided to line my envelopes.

Boy does that invitation pop a little more now!

train ticket envelope liner scrapbook paper
I took a 6″x6″ paper pad full of distress patterned paper and chose a sheet for every envelope.

train ticket birthday invitation envelope liners
Train Ticket Birthday Invitations Envelope Liners

1. Measure how wide the paper needs to be to fit into the envelope and trim it accordingly.

2. Place the paper into the envelope. It should be snug and not too loose.

3. Flip the envelope over and trace the edges of the envelope’s flap.

4. Remove the paper and trim ~1/2″ under the lines your drew.

5. Place the paper back into the envelope and use a glue stick to attach the paper to the envelope.

lined birthday envelopes
Here are a few more of the envelopes

I think they are so cute!

finished Thomas the Train Ticket birthday invitations
This invite was so fun to create!

You can see all the details of the Thomas the Train birthday party we threw.


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Amy hiller

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

I love these invitations! I was wondering was your thought would be if you removed the text, featuring Galvin's special friend Thomas. Would it look to blank? I tried sending you a message via Esty but it didn't go through. I would love these for my sons 2nd birthday. Thank Amy


Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Do you by any chance sell these? We love this idea for our sons birthday.

Michele McDonald

Saturday 22nd of August 2015

Absolutely! You find them in my Etsy shop: :)

Netties Expressions

Thursday 27th of June 2013

These are just adorable! I love, love how they turned out...thanks so much for sharing these super cute invites!

J Young

Thursday 14th of February 2013

Oh my goodness, these are the most awesome invites ever! Adorable!

Kristy G

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

I just wanted to let you know that I pinned this awesome invitation to my Pinterest as well as my blog. I used your idea to create my own. Here is my blog and my final product! Yours are amazing, and I tried my best! Thanks for the idea, I was in need of something creative! Thank you!

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