By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Summertime fun begins with an invitation to a party. Create this easy to make beach ball invitation to kick off your summer fun. Whether it’s a party for grown-ups or one for the kids this beach ball invitation is sure to make its rounds.
Begin by using a scoring board to score a piece of cardstock in half. For this, the size of it isn’t important because you will be using the die to cut the shape for the card base. Place the circle die on the folded edge of the piece placing the die a little above the fold so that it will not be cut when run through your die cut machine.
Now print and cut the beach ball template out. Next, cut the pieces out that you would like to use on your beach ball. By cutting out different areas each ball will have a different look to it.
Use the uncut sections of the template to help you line the patterned paper pieces up on the card base and adhere them down with a tape runner.
Place the straight stitch die from the Stitched Borders Die by Lawn Fawn onto the edge of the patterned paper pieces. It helps to tape the die down to your plate so it doesn’t move and then run it through your die cutting machine. Do this on each of the edges.
If you have an area while embossing the stitches that will overlap the rest of the ball, place the ball on the edge of the plate with the back of the card under the plate and the top above and then place the die on top of it and last the cutting plate.
You will now have a ball that has stitching on it. At this point, if you would like to make the stitches pop rub a little ink over them.
Now, cut another circle that will fit inside of the first one. Adhere it to the inside of the card to cover the cuts on the inside from creating the stitching.
Punch a 1” circle from a piece of cardstock and draw 2 dots in the middle.
Next, use a hole punch and punch out the dots.
You will need to cut a smaller edge off the bottom of the ball so that it will sit up. This is easily done using a paper trimmer.
Finish the inside of the card with a die cut circle that contains all of the information about your party. You can use a date stamp to make this easy to complete.
Are you ready to party? Whether you’re at the beach or a swimming party in your backyard, get the fun started with a great beach ball invitation for your guests. Enjoy the summertime fun while you can because it will be over before we know it!