There are several birthday themed parties that would be great with a "ticket" invitation. If you have a movie themed party, you go to a show, you have a circus theme, you have a carnival theme, you hold an amusement park party, you go to the zoo, or you celebrate in any venue that usually has tickets, you can use a twist on this fun invitation.
First, choose your colors. I bought 2 kinds of cardstock: Blue for the background and yellow for the printed ticket. Also, buy a scrapbook paper pattern to hold your ticket and glue onto the background. This is a fun place to get creative with your theme. Finally, buy your envelopes in a coordinating color.
I wanted to do all my scrapbook paper in red and white carnival stripes, but the store only had 2 sheets left. I did not want to drive all over the place, so I bought blue polka dotted paper and did scalloped edges with the red and white stripes. That is why my invitation required 2 types of scrapbook paper.
The first thing to do is measure your envelopes and cut your background cardstock accordingly. I had A7 envelopes, so I had 5x7 shaped background cardstock.
Next, cut your scrapbook paper about 1/4-1/2 inch shorter on each side. This will let the "trim" of the background cardstock show when you glue down your scrapbook paper.
You need to use a razor to cut a slit in your scrapbook paper. This is into where the ticket will be tucked. I cut my slit about 2/3 of the way down. It needs to be wide enough to hold your ticket but leave at least a 1/2 inch or so unsliced on each side. I did this out in my hubby's organized workbench area. Using a straight edge helped me cut in a straighter line.
To make the ticket, I downloaded some carnival fonts off of Dafont.com. I used carnival, ringmaster, circus and big top fonts. Once I wrote my initation, I printed it onto my cardstock. I cut the font to be narrow and long like a ticket.
Once I had the narrow rectangle, I was able to scallop the edges with scissors and then use a 1" punch to cut out a half circle in the middle of the two sides.
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