I was looking through my old computer files, trying to get organized (ha) and just had to share my Cowboy Birthday Party from a few years back! This was really a great party, and I think I had more fun making all the invitations and favors than the kids actually had!
So let’s get started with the invitation. Here is how it will look when it’s finished. The cowboy is actually a paperdoll magnet that attaches to the invitation. I still see them on friend’s refrigerators, and it’s been 5 years since the party!
Click on the invitation to the right, and you will be taken to photobucket, where you can print out the card. Use 5.5×4.25 cardstock (half of a letter-sized sheet). This is the outside of the card.
Then print the cowboy on magnet paper or cardstock and cut out. If you used cardstock, glue a magnet to his back. Also glue one on the card, then attach the doll. (I used a sizzix machine to cut out the paperdoll and clothes. Then I glued rope to his hand.)
Ok, now for the inside of the card. Before printing, save it to your computer and open it in some kind of a print program (I use PAINT SHOP PRO PHOTO X2) and add the personalization information. The blank blue box can be for any additional information (I used it to say to bring back the permission form to the riding stable). Then take the card, and feed it into your printer according to your printer’s instructions for printing the back side. Now you have the Birthday Invitation finished!!
You can mail them in plain invitation sized envelopes, or print the envelopes as well. Just choose the cowgirl or the cowboy, save to your computer, and take it to your print program. Add the name inside the lasso, and of course the address. Print out according to your printer’s instuctions for envelope printing.
But wait! There’s more… We haven’t covered party favors and thank-you notes yet, so Stay tuned for Part 2!
Please feel free to ask questions or comment below. I will answer:)