Homemade 50th Birthday Invitation


I made this invitation for my mom’s 50th birthday and she loved it , even though she may not have actually liked turning 50!  :)

Are you getting ready to celebrate someone’s 50th birthday?  Here’s an idea for an invitation that will fit anyone’s personality and has a cute and clever saying.  And, it’s super easy to make!

I first chose a patterned paper that was age appropriate, in which I thought this black and white print worked well.  My mom really likes the color blue, so I chose this light shade of blue as my text sheet.

I used my printshop program to figure out the text layout and I used this clever saying to make the invitation more personal…

50 and fabulous!  Aged like fine wine…complex & fruity!  Please join us as we celebrate Gail’s Birthday!

Then I added the rest of the invitation information, like the date, time and location, and that was it!  Because of the narrowness of this text layout, I was able to fit 3 layouts on one piece of paper, which I was able to use for 3 different invitations.  I love being able to save paper and money!

I then cut my base paper, which was the black and white print, down to a size of 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  I cut out my text sheets and centered them on the base sheet.

To get the look of the thick black outline around the outside edge, I would normally use another piece of black paper as an extra layer, but here I decided to use a broad tip Sharpie marker and freehanded a border.  It looks great, and again I was able to save paper and money!

These invitations were so easy…they only took about 1 or 2 minutes each to put together and draw the border.  This is a great idea if you are short on time and have a small budget, but want to make a great invitation!


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