Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I took a break from sewing & crafting to get some scrapbooking done. If you want to see the pages that I have done, go to our family blog.

Preston is having a pirate party next month. I like to prepare a little ahead of time. Plus, we are heading out of town for a little over a week in June, so I want to be ready. Today, I made his party invitation. I wanted something cheap & easy. So, here is what I came up with.

I made up the wording in Photoshop Elements 7. You could use Word also. I made mine to a 4x6 size. I used the font Missed Your Exit. It is a free font from Kevin & Amanda! They have the most amazing fonts. If you haven't checked them out...DO!

I printed out the invitations on brown masking paper that we had left over from painting our house. You could also use brown craft paper from the roll. I like the masking paper because it is thinner & gives it a good feel, but it was really difficult with the printer. The paper was so fine that it jammed up a few times.
Masking paper & kraft paper are both super cheap. Look at Walmart or the Dollar Store in the shipping section for the Kraft Paper. The masking paper will be in the painting section of any store that sells painting supplies.

After the invite was printed, I took a candle & burnt the edges. I recommend doing this outside on the cement or something. I started in the house & it was stinky & I was worried about the smoke alarm going off. Burn small areas at a time. If you do too big of a spot...it could get out of control.

We crinkled up one of the invitations to see which we liked better & it was unanimous that we all like the invites that were not crinkled.

Walla! Awesome pirate invitation that cost me NOTHING!!!

**Stay tuned. I will post pirate party projects as I get them done. Tomorrow...I should be able to post the banner that I made!

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