Monday, September 7, 2009

Freebie of the week: Mr & Mrs Byrd Invitation Cards

This week's freebie is a special one, as it features my favourite new pattern:
Mr & Mrs Byrd. I wanted to make a slightly different sort of card with the two little birds designed as intros to the contents inside so I whipped up these oh so cute Mr & Mrs Byrd Invitation cards!

These mini cards are so easy to make, with minimal folding and in such adorable colors too. Although I had designed them to be invite cards, they are great for any sort of message too, please do feel free to use them as note cards, mini greeting cards or just to say hi! :)

The Byrds say Hello!

A list of items you'll need to make the bookmark:
1. Paper (of a preferably thicker stock)
2. Printer
3. Scissors
4. Box cutter (blade)
5. Single Hole Punch (Optional)
6. Thin ribbon (Optional)

Here's a pictorial tutorial I've whipped up:

Have your materials at the ready!

Take note of the 2 different type of crop marks. The dotted line crop mark (boxed in yellow) are folding lines. The normal crop mark (boxed in pink) are cutting lines.

Locate the 8 dotted line crop marks then score them across from one end to the other with the back of your box cutter. You would have scored 4 lines, this helps ensuring smoother folding lines later.

Cut out the invite card along its normal crop marks.

Fold the scored lines as pictured above.

Fold the scored lines as pictured above.

Press the folds together.

Repeat the same folding and pressing actions for the other side of the invitation card.

When ready, this is what your invitation card shall look like.

Write your message inside! ;)

& you're good to go! Time to present them to your card recipients!

There are 2 other alternative ways you could present the cards.
Is your single hole punch ready? (If you do not have one, fret not! You could use a double hole punch, using only one of its hole punches OR you could even pierce the card with a needle and resize the hole as required.)

Alternative #1: Punch two holes as pictured above.

Thread a ribbon narrow enough to fit through the holes and make a mini bow! This looks really cute when its standing up by itself.

Alternative #2: Punch two holes as pictured above.

Thread a ribbon narrow enough to fit through the holes and make a knot, leaving excess ribbon there, long enough for you to tie it around a gift. Now the card serves as a gift tag too!

A flock of byrds

Mr & Mrs Byrd, tying the knot

View of natural & mini bow style byrd card

View of gift tag styled byrd card

Byrds of a feather, flock together


Here's where you can download the templates for the invitation cards:

Sizes of invitation card (Open Size)
(w)19cm x (h)6.5cm OR (w)7.5inches x (h)2.5inches

Sizes of invitation card (Closed Size/Folded close):
(w)6.5cm x (h)6.5cm OR (w)2.5inches x (h)2.5inches

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Note:The measurements provided above are based on the templates provided but actual sizes depend on your printer settings, you may even reduce their sizes by shrinking them in photoshop!


Am off to the land of nod, take care &
have a great week ahead everyone!!




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Much love!! :)


Kim Petroske said...

Very cute! As soon as I saw these I though ah ha, Save the Date cards for our sons upcoming wedding! Thanks for the fun idea.

Supergaytastic said...

DAMN! Those straight birds look cute, although they are a bit too heterosexual for my taste!

karenology said...

Thank you so much for this, these cards are simply adorable!

PJ said...

These are adorable! I make cards for Holiday or Birthday gifts and am going to include several of these, probably changing the inside a little. Everyone loves something different! Thank you!

☼ Cheryl* said...

Oh wow!!!! These are so cute!!
I might have to make one into an happy anniversary card :)

bubblefriends said...

These are so lovely. love them! thank you for sharing!

Nancy Ward said...


I recently posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward said...

These are DARLING! I love they way they tie and unfold, so cute! I'll be linking.

McMGrad89 said...

Thank you so much. I love it.

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