Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! Chantalle with you again and I’d love to share this ‘girl powered’ sleepover invitation and banner I created with the new Tag Punch Board with you all.
Untie the bright orange ribbon and this girly invite for my little one’s BFF, opens to reveal slumber party info…
I’ve used a drool-worthy Crate Good Vibes glittery pompom frame as the main embellishment on the front. I love the bright pops of colour mixed with the softer pastel shades. Good Vibes and Pink Paislee’s Wild Child were a great mix for this project. These gorgeous mismatched chipboard alphas are from Paige Evans ‘Oh My Heart’ collection.
The invitation consists of four large combined tags, which were created by folding a length of paper in quarters and then trimming the tops and punching, using the Tag Punch Board.
Inside, there is a circular window area where you can view information that one folds out to reveal.
Below, you can see step by steps of how the invite came together.
I started out by trimming a sheet of Pink Paislee ‘Summer Lights’ patterned paper to 9 (w) x 6 (h) inches using my Trim & Score Board.
I then scored it half way down and again at half way across. I folded it so that it was a long, 9×3 ‘strip’ and then trimmed the tag shape using the Tag Punch Board at marking ‘E’ with the blade provided. I repeated this on the opposite side as well, then punching each end so I could run some ribbon for a closure later on.
Next, I opened strip up and on the lower half, punched a circular shape using one of my favourite tools, my Circle Clear Cut Punch.
For a bit of dimension and fun, I’ve snipped a heart shape out of some Honeycomb paper and placed it in the fold, so when you open the invite, the heart opens up.
I opened tag tag shape right up and popped it into my Typecast Typewriter to fill in some info. (My ribbon was a bit dry so forgive the first randomly spaced word, lol. I replaced the ribbon and all was well!) The text needs to show through the punched circle, so make sure you type on the correct side. TIP: I drew some very light pencil lines to guide my typing so I knew where it would be within the shape.
I used some American Crafts chipboard and puffy stickers for the headings and a bit of stamping (Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set) in and amongst the typed text and chipboard letters. TIP: A great way to make sure your alphabet stickers are perfectly aligned is to use Thicker Alignment Guides by American Crafts. (shown below on the hexagon shaped one.)
I’ve included a map in this invite, but you could also pop in some photos, a shaker element or maybe even the lyrics to your kiddo’s favourite song!
I’ve also created a little banner, which can be hung in the lounge or bedroom on the night.
The banner also uses tags cut with the Tag Punch Board, which have been strung onto a DIY Party Light Strand. I mixed up my bulb covers and used green, pink and gold. These light strands are so versatile. I’ve used them over and over again for various projects.
To create the banner, I created 9 tags using my Tag Punch Board, each 3×4 size. I trimmed into shape and punched a little hole at the top, making a teeny slit near the top between the punched hole and the top of the tag.
Next, I created some lettering, spelling out the words ‘GIRL POWER’ using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I’ve continued with the brights/pastel mix and used my Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad for the letters.
The finishing touch on the banner was a bit of sparkle in the form of some shimmering gold Mylar. I used my Fringe & Score Board to trim sections, which I then cut in half and attached to my banner, in between the letter cards and glittery globes.
By cutting the little slit, you can easily just pop the card on to the light strand. I used my new super sharp Crafters Essentials Fine Precision Scissors. So lightweight and amazing for fine detail work!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Experimenting with your Tag Punch Board is heaps of fun! Happy crafting!
Pink Paislee Summer Lights 12×12 paper
Tag Punch Board
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner
American Crafts Clique Puffy Stickers