By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Show your patriotic spirit with a July 4th celebration. Send out these red, white and blue invitations to let your friends know that you are having a party or picnic and would like them to join in the fun. Add some dimension to your invitations with some simple score lines and dimensional adhesive to make them stand out.
Begin by making a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock.
Line up a red piece of cardstock in your paper trimmer diagonally so it just cuts off the corner as shown. Repeat this step with a blue piece of cardstock. You can, also, use a fun patterned paper such as these new ones from Doodlebug Design.
Attach them to the corners of the card using a tape runner.
It is helpful to measure the area in between the two pieces with a ruler so that you can evenly divide the area in the next step.
Place the open card on a light box with the inside of the card facing up so you can see the corners through the paper. Divide the open area between the corners evenly making a pencil mark at 1” increments. Use a ruler to draw straight lines in that area as shown in the picture above. These will be the guides to use for scoring in the next step.
Lay the card on your scoring board lining up the first line with the groove in the board.
Score each pencil line. If necessary, use the ruler to guide you down the board.
This is what you will have when you are finished.
Die cut two consecutive circles using a die and die cut machine. Also, die cut a star and place a 3-d adhesive piece on the back of it. Layer the circles together using a tape runner and attach them to the card base. Place the star in the center of the circles.
Stamp the sentiment, “you’re invited” onto the card lining it up between the last score line and the bottom corner.
Don’t wait! July 4th will be here soon so now is the time to get to work on your invitations. Celebrate the red, white and blue with all of your friends this summer by starting your party or picnic off right with these fun invitations.