I ordered the invitations for Natalie's Tinkerbell birthday party from DIY Parties. I was hunting for an Etsy shop with decent designs, low prices, and good reviews. They have no idea that I am writing this post, but I wanted to give them two thumbs up because I had a proof to check out within a few hours, and they were most accomodating! They sent me the design in a jpeg file through email, and I sent it to Costco online and the invites were printed within an hour!
Again, really cute design, but a little plain on its own as just a photo print-out.
Here's what you need to fluff your invites a little:
- Colored or patterned 12 x 12 scrapbook paper
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Glue Stick
- Ribbon, buttons, or other embellishments (optional)
First, I typed up my own little postcard-sized blurb with extra details about the party (it'll be at a local ballet studio) in MS Publisher, and used a Tinkerbell clip-art file I found online. Once those were printed, I cut the sparkly purple paper to fit the photo invites and used my glue stick to adhere the invite and the party details to either side:
I spent $5.00 on the invitation design and $0.95 on the scrapbook paper...cute party invitations for less than $6.00!
I thought about adding some purple and green ribbon to a corner, but didn't want to go rummaging around in the
I know most of you guys have Thanksgiving and Christmas on your minds, but with girls who have birthdays in early December and January, I have to think ahead! I hope you'll save this tip for the next time you order invitations online.
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