Hello and good day! Welcome back to Part 2 of Kids PartySeries posts. Over the weekend we celebrated Catherine’s 10th and Matthew’s 8th birthday with a double fox-themed party. In the last post – Part 1, I shared a tutorial on how to create this super cute fox cupcake topper using the Little Bits-Fox dies set from Taylored Expressions. In this post – Part 2, I will walk you through an in-depth tutorial on how to create this adorable mini fox design invitation, using the Lawn Fawn’s Woodland Critter Huggers. (The kiddos helped me cut and assembled the front fox base together). By the way, this amazing set also comes with parts to make a raccoon and deer! A great value and great set to get for those upcoming Valentine’s Day cardmaking 😀
To help make this tutorial even easier for you, I included a FREE “You’re Invited To A” printable download that you will need to complete this design.
For privacy purposes, I edited out my personal contact information from the invitation.
HOW TO MAKE FOX KIDS BIRTHDAY INVITATION
- Fox Dies: Lawn Fawn’s Woodland Critter Huggers
- Stamp & Dies set: Mama Elephant’s Celebration Balloons Clear Stamp & Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Celebration Balloons Dies
- Cardstocks: Bazzill Cardstock Licorice & Gold Coin, Recollections Cardstock cream & white
- Ink pads: Lawn Fawn’ Manatee
- Tools: Tonic Maxi 12-Inch Guillotine paper trimmer; Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix standard cutting pads; bone fold
- Googly Eyes
- Printable Download: You’re Invited To A
- Adhesive: Stick-It adhesive sheets; Be Creative adhesive tape
- Copic Markers: RV25, R89, YR07, Y17, YG03, YG23, B02, BG09, V09, RV02
- You’ll Also Need: Microsoft Word, Picmonkey and printer
A. Prepare The Front Fox Invitation Base:
- On Gold Coin cardstock, dies cut out the fox’s body and tail.
- On another piece of Gold Coin cardstock, adhere on the double-sided Stick-It adhesive sheet. Dies cut out the feet.
- On cream cardstock, adhere on double-sided Stick-It adhesive sheet. Dies cut out the face, ears, belly and tail tip.
- On Licorice cardstock, adhere on double-sided Stick-It adhesive sheet. Dies cut out the nose/mouth.
Assemble the fox. Fold in the arms on the pre-scored lines with the bone fold. Adhere on the googly eyes.
Repeat Step 1-5 for the number of invitations you’ll need.
B. Create the Invitation Text Layer:
- Go to Picmonkey (an online photo editor; you’ll need to sign up for membership as the free version no longer offer). Click on DESIGN and a blank canvas will open up. Next, click on the Tt icon on the left-side bar to add in a text box. Type up your invitation text. Then, click on the butterfly icon and scroll down until you see banners. Click on the banner you want and position it above the invitation text. Save your invitation text to your computer.
TIP: You can sign up for their 7-days free trial if you don’t have membership with Picmonkey and want to test this step out. Or you can also create the invitation text in any photo editor that have a text module as well in Microsoft Word.
- Open up a new document in Microsoft Word. Set to landscape format. Then, insert in the invitation text you have just created by selecting from the top menu bar INSERT, then PICTURE. Next, resize the invitation text to approximately 3.35″x2.20″. That’s about the size of the fox’s body.
- To reposition the invitation text to the upper-left corner of the page, first, right-click on it. Then, select WRAP TEXT, then TIGHT. Now, click on the invitation text again and drag it to the upper-left page corner. Next, copy and paste the invitation text seven times and reposition them. You should now have 8 invitation text on one page. Print on white cardstock.
- Cut out each invitation and dies cut out with the fox dies. For privacy purposes, I edited out my personal contact information.
- Adhere adhesive tape to the back of the fox base. Next, adhere
onthe invitation text layer. Repeat for the remaining invitations.
- Next, download and print out the “You’re Invited To A” printable on white cardstock.
- Next, stamp the PARTY sentiment right on top of each of the “You’re Invited To A” sentiment. Then color.
- Adhere double-sided Stick-It adhesive sheet to the back of the PARTY sentiment and dies cut out with the coordinating dies. Then, adhere it to the top of the fox’s folded arms. Repeat for the remaining invitations.