Ever since last year’s Spiderman party Will has been bound and determined to have an Ironman birthday party for his 5th birthday. I really can’t believe the theme stuck especially since Transformers became quite popular at our house. I’ll kick off a series of posts of our Ironman Birthday Party with the invitations.
I found the inspiration for these invites from Pintrest and Grace’s Scrap Attic. I got a few tips, but really had to fill in a lot of the details to get them all figured out. I was pretty excited with the final product. I was thankful to have time at a scrapbook retreat to construct them, because they were a little time-intensive.
First, I took a picture of one of Will’s Ironman masks to make a template for the card pieces. I downloaded the picture and put it into a Word document. There I could re-size it so that it would fit in an invitation envelope. Next, I cut apart each of the pieces so they could be traced onto colored cardstock.
See — time-intensive with all that tracing and cutting!
Now for the assembly!
Assemble the pieces as seen in the first box. I printed the party information on pieces of white cardstock and then cut them out. Make sure that the information all fits so that it hides within the top piece and you still have room to glue the jaw piece to the invite. To assemble — glue the white invitation information piece to the back of the jaw piece (making sure that when it fits together the top doesn’t go outside of the head piece. Last, place the front head piece on top and glue it to the back just around the edges so the jaw piece is able to move in and out.
Pull on the jaw piece and out pops the invitation!