Are you hosting a picnic or barbecue? Then how about announcing this with a unique picnic invitation such as this one.
Making this unique invitation involves cutting the whole card into strips and weaving it all together.
Since the weave covers the whole card, it falls into
one of the many ways of creating unique cards.
However, if the weave covers only a portion of the card, then you are making a creative card.
The choice is yours. Either way, it will still turn into a beautiful invite.
4” x 10” typhoon cardstock paper - darkest blue
5” x 8” slate blue cardstock paper - middle shade blue
3.5” x 3.5” pastel blue cardstock paper - lightest blue
4” x 10” red cardstock paper - darker red
5” x 8” pastel red cardstock paper - lighter pinkish red
two of 4.5” x 4.5” white cardstock paper
3” x 3.5” white cardstock paper
Some aluminum foil
Decorative edge scissors
Black ink pad
Mounting blocks for rubber stamps
Sliding paper trimmer
Craft cutting knife
Cut the 4” x 10” typhoon cardstock into four 1” x 10” strips.
Cut the 4” x 10” red cardstock into four 1” x 10” strips.
Cut the 5” x 8” slate blue cardstock into five 1” x 8” strips.
Cut the 5” x 8” pastel red cardstock into five 1” x 8” strips.
Place the horizontal typhoon and red strips side by side. Alternate them and temporarily tape them down to hold them together.
Weave these horizontal strips with the vertical slate blue and pastel red strips. Alternate these vertical strips as well.
Please note that, because of the tape, the first strip will have to go last... after you remove the tape.
Remove the tape and weave in the final strip. Then slightly push and pull the strips to properly balance out the weave arrangement inside the card.
There’s more on this, plus an alternative method for preparing the strips for this step in the tips and tricks section below.
Glue the strip ends all around the four edges of the weaved greeting card so that it can no longer accidentally un-weave.
Score the weaved paper right in the middle and fold into a 5” x 8” card.
On the first 4.5” x 4.5” white cardstock, cut out two circles of 2.5” and 3.5” diameters with the same circle center. Hence, this gives a ring of 0.5” thickness.
On the second 4.5” x 4.5” white cardstock, cut out a circle of 3.5” diameter.
Glue the white ring on the white circle to form the plate
glue the plate right in the middle of the folded weave card.
On the 3.5” x 3.5” pastel blue cardstock draw 4 guidelines to represent the two stamping margins of 1” space each.
Using black ink, rubber stamp “It’s a Picnic” on the first margin and “You’re invited” on the second margin.
Use the decorative edge scissors to cut out the strips containing these words. For this, use the pencil margin lines as your guide.
Erase any pencil marks.
Glue these word-strips in place at the top and bottom parts of the card.
On the 3” x 3.5” white cardstock, draw two lines to represent a 3” wide space.
Using this 3” space as length of the silverware, draw a fork and knife.
Cut out the paper fork and knife.
Glue the paper fork and knife on the small piece of aluminum foil.
Trim the aluminum foil to create about ⅛” margin round the cutlery.
Fold the aluminum foil over the edges of the utensils.
Finally, glue the Fork and knife on the invitation plate.
Now, you know how to make the invitation. However, here are a few other things to consider.