Viking Training I Distressed Birthday Invitation
Hurray, it’s birthday time again! My daughter Calla is turning 9 and she always chooses a theme. This year she wanted it to be “How to Train Your Dragon” and have it at Laser Quest. I’m not a writer by trade, but I did have fun writing the copy. I’m sure however if you asked a real historian (sorry Dad) I’m sure they would take offence to my misappropriation of some words. My daughter loved it though, and I think that’s what matters most!
By: Janet New
- Leather string, Fabricland $1/yd
- Printer, computer and paper
- Fonts, Dafont.com (free fonts for personal use, I used PR Viking and Morris Roman
- Clip art from various books I had at home
- BBQ starter
- Wet cloth
Cost & Time:
These invites cost me $12 and about 2 hours of time to complete
Design invite – two upon an 8.5 x 11 sheet. Initially, I tried using parchment. However, I bought some too thick to put through my computer so I ended up scanning in a distressed piece of paper I found. I designed both the front and back of the sheet, so that when rolled you could see the name of the child being invited. Print and trim.
Align approximately 5 sheets together. Burn edges all around with the BBQ lighter. Have the wet cloth on hand to stop the burning.
Trim leather string 12 inches and tie around rolled paper.