I settled on a design for the little princess's birthday party invitaions. I am really pleased with how they turned out. I have to say though that they could be made a lot fancier, but as I knew they were going to bunch of 3 and 4 year olds, I decided to play it safe.
Please excuse the dodgy cloning job, but I have (for obvious reasons) taken out all of the personal info. But you get the idea right?
I had a bit of trouble finding templates for this kind of thing online, so I thought I would do a favour to anyone else looking for something similar.
Handbag Invitation Tutorial
- Handbag Template
- A4 Cardstock (CS)
- Ink (a few shades darker than CS)
- Hole Punch
- Co-ordinating Patterned Paper (PP)
- Self adhesive Velcro (Hook & Eye) Dots
- Gel Pen
- Assorted decorative punches
- Co-ordinating Ribbon (approx 20cm)
- Assorted Embellishments for decorating
- Print template onto wrong-side of cardstock. (You will notice that the printed lines are grey rather than black so as to be not so obvious in the completed project)
- Cut out along solid lines
- Punch holes as indicated on template
- Score along dotted lines on wrong-side of cardstock
- Fold along scored lines, so that right-side of cardstock is facing outwards
- Ink all edges on right-side of cardstock (including folds)
- Place PP face down on table. Line up straight side of semi-circle "flap" of template with straight side of PP closest to you (so that semi-circle is pointing away from you). Trace semicircle shape onto wrong-side of PP. Cut out just inside the traced line.
- Adhere PP semi-circle to CS as per picture of completed project.
- Apply glue to half of button. Adhere to centre of edge of flap, overhanging the edge with the "unglued" half of the button (refer photo)
- Thread ribbon through one hole and tie a knot in the end. Thread through other hole and tie knot in other end of ribbon. This should now look like the handle of your handbag.
- Apply Velcro (hook & loop) to underside of flap. This should now provide the closure for your handbag.
- Decorate at your heart's desire! I have used a *nestabilities scalloped oval, which I have cut in half and layered underneath the "flap" of the handbag, before adhering the velcro.
- Now all that remains is to do your to's and from's. You can use the square on the template as a guide for sizing.*These are another kind of embossing/die-cut that can be used in your cuttlebug.
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