Stellar Invitations

DIY Rocket invitations for a Space Birthday party that actually move!

I was excited enough about the invitations I made for my son’s rocket/space themed birthday, that I thought that they deserved their own post.  I will be posting about the rest of the party, soon.
I designed these digitally on my computer using elements from some of my favorite digital scrapbooking kits (credits below).  They are designed to fit in a standard letter-sized envelope, so I printed 3 on each page. I used the space background with a tone-on-tone countdown, highlighting the #4, since my son was turning 4.  I put his face in the window of the rocket.  I made sure the party info (written in white to blend in with the smoke from the rocket) would mostly be covered by the rocket when assembled…until blasting off.
personalized rocket photo invitation
I went ahead and sent the file to my local copy shop to print, since I would be using so much red and black ink, and wanted it to look nice, and had them printed on a heavy card stock.  I cut out each rocket and punched tiny holes in the top and bottom of each invitation.  Then using my husband’s old fishing line taped to the back of the rocket, we made a pull string that would move the rocket up and down from the backside of the invitation.  I put a “pull” label on the fishing line in the back to avoid any confusion.
We hand delivered these, and my son was so excited that he took most of them out of their envelopes and showed the guests personally how they work. They were definitely a hit! Or a blast?
Make sure and see how the rest of our space birthday party turned out! All of the details can be found here.
CREDITS:  Lisa Warren @ LDD–moon.  Lisa Sisneros at LDD–Cracked Alpha Rub-on, Ami Collofello (LDD apprentice kit)–paper, rocket (re colored), Fonts: Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly, & Westminster
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  1. That is such a darling invitation! I’m a sucker for cute invitations!!! Great job!

  2. These are amazing! Can’t wait to see pictures from the party!

  3. Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe says

    These are quite impressive and I love how bold and bright the colors look. Way to go!

  4. I have hosted a party with this theme for my son, he had a blast!
    Love the invitations they are too cute!

    Thanks for entering the give-a-way!

  5. Thanks, everyone! You could use the same concept with a hot air balloon or helicopter or anything that is supposed to go up and down!

  6. Those are great invitations!

  7. Wait. You know you’re crazy, right?? Ü Love ’em!

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