Beach Ball Invitations for Summer Fun

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Beach Ball Invitations for Summer Fun

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.


Place the pieces that you will be using onto a piece of patterned paper and trace around them.  After each piece has been traced, cut them out with a pair of scissors.


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.


Tie a piece of twine through the holes and then use some 3-d adhesive to attach it to the beach ball.


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!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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