Wednesday, December 24, 2014

LEGO to A Party Invitations

Our nephew Eli requested LEGO themed invitations for his 7th Birthday Party, he approved the colors and the prototype before I mass produced these little beauties, all 20 of them. The following is the full recipe, links where available
  • Standard A2 size card (4.25x5.50 inches) printed on Staples 110 lb 92 bright White cardstock
  • Black layer 4x5.25 inches cut from Dollar Tree Black Poster Board (5 - 14x10 inch sheets)
  • Green & Blue textured paper is from Core'dinations, each square is cut to 1.25 inches
  • Green & Blue dots are punched with EK Success 1/2 inch punch
  • The glare technique on each dot is White Gel pen in a small curve, it fades slightly as it gets absorbed into the paper which is just the right element for making it look like a little plastic toy
  • LEGO to a Party is printed on the same Staple white card stock with what is hard to see in the photo - in light grey ink is a repetitive statement - Eli's Turning 7
  • Adhesive used - 1/2 inch ATG (base layer), Daiso double sided tape (1.25 inch color squares), Stampin Up Dimensionals (dots on LEGO)
Recommendations on Mass Production
  • Keep organized
  • Stash cut pieces in lidded containers to avoid disasters (trust me)
  • Do a math count on how much of each piece/color you need to avoid waste or running out before completing the invitations. I knew I needed 20 invites, each has 3 squares in 2 colors and each square needs 4 dots so that's 60 - 1.25 inch squares in each color and 240 dots in each color - 480 total.
  • Bread down each portion of the process into a daily task to prevent getting overwhelmed:
    ~ print invitation details on the 8.5x11 card stock
    ~ cut apart printed invitations, I use the Zutter Dreamkuts which I swear by
    ~ print cover message
    ~ cut the squares, stash in a container
    ~ punch out the dots
    ~ add adhesive to the squares
    ~ add dimensionals to dots
    ~ assemble the dots to squares * HINT - use tweezers to position evenly
    ~ assemble all the elements
    ~ stamp Made By on back of card
    ~ pack envelopes and prep for mailing/distribution
work in progress
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