Little Girls Party Invitations

It’s hard to believe, but my baby girl is turning 9 in a couple of weeks.  Though I’m sad to think how fast these 9 years have flown by, I was happy to make another fun invitation! 

Every year since Taylor has been having a ‘friend’s party’ we have been making really cute invitations for them.  This year didn’t prove any different! 

While at Hobby Lobby the other day, I stood in the paper aisle trying to decide what I wanted these invitations to look like.  Taylor has high expectations when it comes to making her invitations for her birthdays.  So I thought, maybe flowers?  Taylor does like flowers, but that seemed almost too girly for her at this age.  I needed something that really fit her personality and something that she thinks is really cool right now.  Ah ha!  Colorful peace sign paper…perfect!  Taylor loves anything with peace signs!

Now that I had the patterned paper picked out I just had to decide on the design of the invitation and the other colors I’d use on it.  Taylor loves the color pink, and there was pink in the pattern, so I chose one layer pink.  Another dominate color in the pattern was a turquoise and she also loves that color, so those were my winners. 

I decided that the peace pattern paper needed the darker color as the base paper and the pink would be the text sheet.  Since I was using a darker shade of pink as a text sheet, I also decided that I’d have an overlay sheet to help lessen the boldness of the pink.  I chose a sparkly translucent paper for that and thought it would be cute if I put a big number 9 on it.  To adhere it to the other pages, I found a hot pink organza ribbon that matched really good.

Taylor and I came up with a cute phrase for the invitation, “Come for some fun in the sun at the pool”, since it was for a pool party.  I added all the other important information and it was all set. 

I was able to get 3 text sheets for 3 different invitations out of each sheet of pink paper and the same for the translucent paper with the number 9.  I got 2 base sheets and patterned sheets for 2 different invitations out of the turquoise paper and the peace sign paper.

Once I got everything cute out with the paper cutter, the assembly didn’t take long at all…maybe 2-3 minutes per invite.  Not bad for a really cute invitation! 

This design is very versatile and can be used for any birthday just by choosing different colors and patterns.

-Lindsay

Comments

  1. 1
    Heather says:

    How did you put the ribbon on these invitations? Did you punch holes in it and run it through?

    • 2

      Hi Heather,
      Yes, I punched two holes about 1/2″ apart near the top of only the the pink sheet and translucent sheet and threaded the ribbon through starting from the front side to the back on both holes and then switched the ribbon in the back and came up through the opposite hole.

  2. 3
    milynda says:

    Is the “9″ a stamp or sticker? Very cute card!

    • 4

      Hi Milynda, …actually neither…it’s printed on using the computer and printer. Although, you could use either a stamp or a sticker! I was just going the easiest, cheapest route! :) Thanks for visiting!

  3. 5
    Kayla says:

    Hey, I am thinking about doing this for my fourteenth birthday! Its super cute! But I dont have any translucent paper, and I cant find any anywhere, is there something that would work instead?

    • 6

      Hi Kayla, I’m so glad you like this invite! Actually you should be able to find the translucent paper at any craft or hobby store. It’s also called “clear vellum” paper. I always find mine at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Hope this helps!

  4. 7
    Adriana Vega says:

    What size and font is the 9?

  5. 8
    Beatrice says:

    Hi I am trying to make invitations similar to this.. besides the translucent paper are all the others cardstock. And if so how to u get the to stick together without wrinkles

    • 9

      To avoid wrinkles, I never use any type of wet glue. Always use sticky tabs or tape runners when adhering layers together. For a translucent paper, use the clear sticky tabs or tape runners so you can’t see them through the paper. All of these products are available at crafting stores :)

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