Board Shorts Invitations

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jul 8, 2008 in Cards, Crafts

There’s nothing like procrastination when it comes to kids’ birthday parties and this year is no different.  Matt’s birthday is this Friday and I still hadn’t planned anything.

I decided to just make some sort of a decision and throw a small party this Sunday afternoon at Lake Kandle. 

Of course, I had no invitations since I waited so long to make a decision, so I needed something quick and easy.  I did a quick search on SplitcoastStampers and was inspired by these cute board shorts by TxCardMaker.  Here’s my version:


I started with a piece of cardstock in the standard 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 folded size.  Then I marked about 1 inch from the edge of each top fold and cut a diagonal line with my paper cutter. 

Then I adhered some patterned paper from Basic Grey on the front of the card and trimmed it from behind with my paper trimmer.  I cut out the middle of the shorts with a pair of scissors and added some eyelets and twine for the tie.  I also ran the top piece of cardstock through a crimper for an “elastic” look.

Not bad for last minute…

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