Hi! I’m soo happy to be writing my first guest post for all you readers of Jellibean Journals! I have had so much fun so far exchanging sponsor-ships with Jelli this month! The craft I have for you today are the save-the-dates I put together for my wedding coming up in June.
These could be adapted as an invitation to any even simply by changing the theme and wording.
- Computer/printer set up
- Printable magnate sheets
- Scissors/Large Shape Punch
- Removable glue-dots
1. Create a graphic that you would like to use for the magnate shape. I use GIMP to create my graphics but it could be done in Microsoft Word as well (see end of post). In my case my idea had the magnate presented as a balloon so I just used a simple 2″ circle shape (since I wanted to use a 2″ circle punch to punch out the magnate as I was planning on doing 100 of these and didn’t want to hand cut). The shape you use can be much more versatile if you plan on using a scissors to cut the magnates out.
2. Create multiples of the graphic on one sheet of paper and print out the magnate graphic onto to the printable magnate sheets.
3. Cut out magnates.
4. Create a card that uses the magnate shape with-in the picture. Ex: round magnates could be a baseball, soccer ball, a balloon, center of a sun, etc.
5. Print out invites.
6. Use glue dot to affix the magnate on the invite. I used the brand below.
7. All done!
In my case I created the invite from a photo of my fiancé and I but there are plenty of pre-created images available that could be used instead.
WORD DOCUMENT VERSION:
Below is a screen shot of a card I found just doing a quick search for invitations through Microsoft Word. The center of the sun could be made into a magnate by creating a circle graphic to affix to the inside.
I drew a circle over the center of the sun…
Then copied and pasted the circle into a new document. Change the layering of the circle to “behind text” by right clicking on the circle, moving to “order” and selecting “send behind text.” From there you can type your phrase then move the circle so that the text fits into the phrase.