Coolest Homemade Football Party Invitations
These football party invitations may look tough, but anyone can put one together! Here is how.
What You'll Need
Before starting this project, you'll need to gather a few supplies. Study the sample on the left to get an idea of what you're looking for before you begin.
You'll need a marker, tape or glue, scissors, and the following items:
1. A great photo of a football player in action. If you have a shot of your child on the field, use it! If not, any player will do – you'll learn how to personalize these football party invitations in a moment.
2. A good head shot of your child, somewhat to the same scale as the football player in item number one (not necessary if you're using a shot of your child instead). You want the head to "fit" on the body, but a little bit of caricature exaggeration will be fun.
3. A picture of a birthday cake, also somewhat to scale.
4. A photo of a football field (as shown in the second part of the card) or substitute with a picture of a ball, cleats, or anything else football-related.
5. An overhead map or view of a soccer stadium or venue seating chart. You can often download these from stadium websites.
6. A 5" x 7" piece of cardstock to use as a template.
7. Scrapbooking letters (optional).
Putting It All Together
You only need to make one invitation as you work through these steps. No need to create one for each guest at this point.
- Use a pencil and a ruler to divide the cardstock into three sections. Lightly draw one horizontal line approximately 2.5" from the top of the card, then another 2" down from that one. You should be left with a third section approximately 2.5" in height at the bottom.
- Start with your action photo. Trim the picture to 5" wide and 2.5" tall, capturing as much as the action as possible and, of course, the face.
- If the photo is not of your child, trim your child's face out of the second picture and glue it to the action shot. The sizes do not have to match exactly – the difference in scale will be comical and perfect for a party invitation!
- Next, trim the cake out of the photo or picture of the birthday cake. Position it in the player's hands if the picture is similar to the sample. If your player is kicking the ball, put the cake at his feet. Use your own judgment to best match your photo.
- To finish the top portion, use a small piece of cardstock to make a sign that reads "(Name) is (age)!" and affix it to the picture in the spot that goes best with your layout.
- For the second section, trim the photo or picture for the middle section to 2" tall and 5" wide. It should fit in the middle section of your 5" x 7" cardstock.
- Next, you need to add the location of the party. Either use the marker to very neatly print the information on the picture, or add scrapbook letters to the photo. The latter is a tedious option, but the results will be well worth the effort!
- Finally, move on to the last portion. Trim the map, overhead view, or seating chart to fit in the bottom section of your cardstock (approximately 2.5" tall by 5" wide).
- Add the RSVP and other information, as needed, to this section by lettering the same way you did in step seven.
- Once all three sections have been made, it's time to put the pieces together. Carefully glue each piece down and allow to dry completely.
- Use a photo copier to print full color copies out on glossy paper (an office supply store can do this for you).
Now you're ready to mail out these one-of-a-kind football party invitations!
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