Saturday, February 25, 2012

Easy Invitations and Notebooks from Inexpensive Materials

To print this, click on for a larger view and then right click and press "print."  You can use this inside the invitation booklet if you like, or just write your own.

Simple books or invitations can be made quickly, using children's construction paper for the covers, printer paper for the pages, clippings from catalogs and old cards, and wired ribbon for the ties.  This can all be obtained at dollar stores or discount stores.  If you have children that need something quiet to do, this is an easy project for them, and they can use the bolder colors like red and blue, which are in the construction paper packet. 

Fold a piece of construction paper in half, and half again and cut into four parts.
Also fold and cut two pieces of printer paper for the pages of the book.  (You will only need one or two squares of blank paper for the invitation booklet.)

Fold one piece in half but do not crease, and punch a hole for your guide.

Open it up and place it over the cut pieces of white paper and punch more holes. Include a construction paper backing. Then twist your wired ribbon, string, yarn, or whatever you choose, and put it through the holes, bringing it back up to the front to tie. 

I have used about 10 inches or more of wired ribbon to tie it into a bow. 

Roll the tail ends of the bow under about twice in order to hide the wires of the wired ribbon.

Here it is used for an invitation, with only one page and a back and front cover.
Remember that the words "You Are," should be contracted into "You're" which is the correct spelling. It is not written 'Your Invited', but rather, "You're Invited."   "You're" is two words put together: you and are.  The other spelling, your means "belonging to you," such as "Where are your gloves?" or "I found your keys," so the words on the invitation should be "You're Invited"  or just use write "You Are Invited," which removes all confusion!

Here is one  made a few weeks ago from thin glitter paper which I got in a pack. It was not as thick as cardstock and was a little easier to work with and it was not expensive at all.

I'm linking to Beverly's Pink Saturday
and  would like you to see this blog called "Little Birdie Blessings" because she has such a nice graphic that she is giving away today that you could print out and use for booklets like these. 


Marti McClure said...

Love the cute ideas! Thanks for showing us how. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Anonymous said...

Your PINK is very pretty!
thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Blessed Homemaking said...

These are very pretty, Lydia.

Anonymous said...

I like the glittered rose notebook best. That one is especially pretty.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful cards! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

Heather said...

I love your pink invites. I especially love the last one...the tag! Happy pink Saturday!
(I am #160)