How Do You Create Your Own Birthday Invitations?

How Do You Create Your Own Birthday Invitations?

How Do You Create Your Own Birthday Invitations?

To create your own custom birthday party invitations, glue pieces of cardstock in descending sizes on top of one another. Use a computer to add details to your invitation, and finish with a ribbon or other embellishment.

  1. Gather all of your materials

    For each invitation, you need three different colors of cardstock. Choose three colors that correspond with a specific theme or decoration. You also need double-sided tape, a piece of ribbon or your favorite embellishment, a paper cutter and a pair of scissors.

  2. Trim the cardstock

    Using a paper cutter with a ruler, trim the first piece of cardstock to measure 5 inches by 7 inches. Cut a second piece of cardstock in a different color to measure 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

  3. Design your invitation

    Use a downloadable template or your computer's word processor to design the top layer of your invitation. Be sure to add the date, time, location and a contact phone number. The final design must fit into a 4-inch by 6-inch space. Print this design on the third color of cardstock. Once printed, use the paper cutter to trim the cardstock to 4 inches by 6 inches.

  4. Attach the layers of cardstock

    First, use the double-sided tape to stick the printed invitation to the 4.5-inch by 6.5-inch piece of cardstock. Use the adhesive to then bind these two pieces to the largest piece of cardstock.

  5. Add embellishments

    For the finishing touches, tie a piece of ribbon in a bow around the invitation. You can also add stick-on rhinestones or glitter to create additional effects.