As I mentioned my youngest son is turning 8 very soon, and had been saying he wanted his party to be a costume party. He actually has been saying that all year long. So for the invitations I decided to go with a costume sort of theme.

I wanted them to be like those books you can buy where you can flip the center part of the body, or the head and create a whole new look. I created a body/face template in photoshop and then just made various costumes/hats/hair for each costume. The last page in the little books is a solid page with all the party details. Then I used the comb binder which we already owned from a previous project to punch/bind them all.

I found it was much easier to punch and bind them first, and then use a exacto blade and ruler to cut the pages apart. I just made sure the solid final page of party details was folded back so it would not be cut during the process.

I made each one a little different by varying the page set up, and I did not match up the costumes when I made them, so when getting them printed, they are already all mixed up. B really seemed to like them, so that is always a good sign. Now we are turning our thoughts to the cake :)

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14 Responses to invitations

  1. anne says:

    i know im older than you but i want to be you when i grow up. Heidi I dont think you ever sleep or your brain ever stops working. I adore everything you do and these are brilliant.

  2. Sarah says:

    oh to be a friend of B’s and get this awesome invite!!! :)

  3. I <3 these invites!! Very clever

  4. oba-san says:


    and adorable :)

    good luck with thinking up a cake!

  5. Nancy says:

    This is such a fantastic and fun idea. I love all the crafty things you get up to for your boys!

  6. katie says:

    for “last minute” planning, these are pretty freaking awesome. as are you!

  7. Jo James says:

    Dang! Coolest. Invitations. Ever!

  8. Katie says:

    I love those invites! I’m mentally logging that into my head for when my kiddo gets old enough for a bday party.

  9. Julie says:

    Super super cute!

  10. becky farley says:

    holy moly these are so great!!! lol luckiest lil kiddos I tell you!! :)

  11. Omg – these are brilliant!! :) Love em!

  12. Clare says:

    Awesome idea!

  13. Katherinemarie says:

    Love love love these!!

  14. SO FLIPPIN AMAZING. :D What kind of paper did you print on? it looks metallic.. so nice! you are my hero, Miss Heidi! : )