Easy Cards and Invitations
Projects designed by Paper Source and demonstrated by Sue Lindstrom.
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Ladybug Picnic Invitation
Materials and Tools:
1/8" hole punch
red 1/8" eyelets
eyelet setting tool
square decorative punch
Paper Source Red A7 envelope
Paper Source Red A7 invitation backing 5" x 7"
Paper Source Laser Vellum 8-1/2" x 11"
Print Works red primrose plaid 8-1/2" x 11"
Print Works ladybugs and bumblebees stickers
paper cutter or razor knife and straight edge
1. Print two invitations onto each 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of laser vellum.
2. Using a razor knife and straight edge or paper cutter, cut to 4-5/8" x 6-5/8".
3. The next layer is the unprinted decorative red primrose plaid sheet. Cut to 4-3/4" x 6-3/4".
4. To bind the invitation: Carefully center the layers over the red invitation backing, leaving an equal border on all sides.
5. Carefully paperclip the invitation layers together to securely hold in place as you punch. Measure and mark the
center of your card where you want your hole to be, and punch through the invitation layers with a 1/8-inch hole punch.
6. Place a red 1/8-inch eyelet into the hole. Flip card with eyelet facing down and place setting tool in back of eyelet. Hit setting tool with hammer to flatten and set the eyelet.
7. Decorate invitation with ladybug stickers.
8. To line the envelope, create a template by tracing the shape of the envelope flap onto scrap paper. Measure the sides of the liner approximately 1/8-inch narrower on each side than the width of the envelope, and the bottom a couple of inches shorter than the length of the envelope.
9. Cut out and place into envelope for a test fit. Make any adjustments to the size and shape as needed.
10. With the template made, trace and cut out the envelope liner out of the red primrose plaid paper.
11. Slide the liner into the envelope.
12. Using a glue stick, apply adhesive around the edge of the flap of the liner only. Adhere and smooth with a bone folder if necessary.
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