Wow! What a busy week! I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and blog everyday like I should! Sorry about that…I’ll try to post a blog everyday next week, with my kids permission of course!
- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ ocean print paper
- 8-1/2″x 11″ blue cardstock
- 3/8″ ribbon
- beach stickers
- mounting squares
Since it’s the middle of summer, I thought this homemade invitation would be a good one to showcase! Everyone loves a good beach party! Even if it’s just a party in your backyard with a beach theme, a fun homemade invitation is a must!!
This invitation is for an actual beach party, but it could also be used for a birthday party or any type of celebration!
The best part is, it’s really easy!!
The inspiration for this invitation came when I found the ocean waves paper. I thought it was cute, so I found the coordinating blue cardstock and white cardstock and went to town!
I started by cutting the base white cardstock to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. Then I cut the ocean print to a size of 8″x 5″ to leave a 1/4″ reveal of the white cardstock. Next I wanted a text sheet, but different than the normal square or rectangle. So, I sat down and free-handed this sandal template. It was actually pretty easy just using a real sandal as a guide! Then I came up with a text layout that fit well on the sandal, and through trial and error printed them out until I got it positioned on the sandal perfect.
I wanted to give the sandal some dimension so I hole-punched a hole near the top and side of the sandal and strung a cute ribbon through and down to the sides. I attached it on the backside with tape. I thought this looked pretty cute and gave it more of a look of an actual sandal.
Next, I attached everything together using scrapbook mounting squares. I could’ve been done at this point, but I decided it needed a little something more. I found these cute stickers and thought they were perfect!
I definitely know that when the guests get these invitations, they’re going to know exactly what they’re invited to without even reading it!