Making your own invitations not only can save money, but also creates a unique card that will impress your guests and show them you go all-out for a party. All you need to make your own invitations is some cardstock paper and a few craft supplies. For a Mardi Gras party, Halloween costume ball or any masquerade event, you can use a mask template to create a fun, stylish invitation.
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Things you need
- Mask template
- Glue stick
- Glitter glue
Trace or print out a mask template, such as the one shown in the resources below. Resize it on your printer, if necessary, so that your mask is six inches wide. Cut out the mask, and the eye holes.
Take a 12 X 12 inch piece of cardstock in the colour you want your card to be and fold it in half. Run your fingernail over the crease to make it sharp. Place it on the table so that the fold line is on your left.
Lay your mask template on the cardstock, with ½ inch of the left edge of the mask hanging off the cardstock. Trace around the mask and eye holes with a pencil.
Cut out the mask shape, leaving the folded edge for a hinge. Cut out the eye holes on the front cover of the card only.
Lay the mask on another piece of paper in a contrasting colour that will stand out against your main card colour. Trace around the outline of the entire mask. Do not trace the eye holes.
Cut out the mask shape. Cut ½ inch off the left side. Place it on the inside of your mask card and use a glue stick to affix it to the back of the cover, so that the colour can be seen through the eye holes when you close the card.
Decorate your card. You can stick on shiny star stickers, glue ribbons around the edges and the eye holes, or scribble designs on it with glitter glue. Glue some small, colourful craft feathers, if you like, around the edges of the card cover.
Open the card and use an opaque paint marker or pen to write your invitation message inside, including all the party information.
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