Making an invitation for an event is a fun and nice way to add a more personal touch, rather than just purchasing a store bought invitation.
I just created an invitation for an upcoming Daisy Scout event for my daughter’s troop. This is a simple design that could be used as an invitation for any event or even just as a greeting card design.
Since this was a Daisy Scout activity, I looked through my stash of paper for something with daisies. I found some cute pink and white daisy paper in a Making Memories Kid’s Collection paper pack from the Bella and Kate lines.
The outside of the invitation used the pink and white daisy paper and on the inside I used a striped paper from the same paper pack. Using paper from the same line is an easy way to guarantee that colors with coordinate.
Here are the steps I followed to complete the invitation:
1. Cut a sheet of 12 x 12 daisy paper into three even strips (4 x 12 inches.) Each sheet of paper will make 3 invitations.
2. Fold the ends of the daisy paper toward the center and crease. The ends should overlap by a half and inch.
3. Use a pencil to mark where you will want the holes for your ribbon. Do this with the invitation closed up so that you can see where the ribbon will be.
4. Unfold the card and punch the holes where you had marked with the pencil.
5. Print invitation information onto striped paper. Cut paper to 4 by 5 inches. Leave enough room at the top of the information to attach a flower brad. I like to attach the brad before attaching the striped paper to the daisy paper. That way the brad will not show through on the back of the invite. Attach to card.
6. Tie ribbon in a bow to close the invitation.
This is a great way to use up some extra scrapbooking supplies. Enjoy creating!