Last weekend, we hosted a Frozen Birthday Party for Lu, and I'm worn out! If you read my blog regularly, you know that I go a little nuts when it comes to birthday parties. I love to host themed parties, and I love to create games and crafts to go with the parties. (YOU'LL FIND MY THEMED PARTY IDEAS HERE.) This party was no different. You can look forward to a series of Frozen-themed posts, but today I'm starting by sharing my Frozen Birthday Invitations. (If you read to the end, I'm sharing an additional Olaf Invitation at the end of the post.)
Frozen Birthday Invitations
I've seen lots of Frozen birthday party invitations online, but I wanted ours to be different. The ice castle from the movie is pretty amazing. Unfortunately, it's also almost impossible to duplicate for a cut-out card. Thanks to Jamie from Completely Type A, I was able to find the basic shapes. If you want to see a beautiful 3-D version of Elsa's castle, you definitely need to check out her post. It's gorgeous!
Ready to create your invitations? First, download the Silhouette cutting file or the printable file by clicking on the download button below.
If you use the Silhouette version (svg files are also included to convert to other cutting systems), simply load your paper in your machine, open the file, and send it to your machine to cut.
If you use the printable version and plan to cut it out yourself, you'll definitely want a good cutting mat and a craft knife. Trim your desired card stock to 8 ½ x 11, and use your printer to print the file directly onto the paper. If your paper is different on both sides, print the design onto the back so that the black lines will not show on your final project.
*The font I used is called Garineldo, and can be found for free at dafont.com.
Once you've cut your castles and doors, the rest is easy.
- Working with one door at a time, fold the tabs forward and then slip them through the corresponding slots on the castle.
- Turn the castle over and tape down the tabs.
- Using glue tape, attach the castle to a coordinating piece of card stock. (My finished card is about 15 x 18 cm. I used 12 x 12 paper, and got two cards from each piece.)
- Create your own label to go inside the doors. (Dimensions on mine are 5.5 cm x 6.5 cm.) Print and glue under the doors with glue tape.
- Print your party information, and attach it to the back of the card. (Dimensions should be no larger than 14 x 17 cm.)
- Load your smiling birthday girl into the car, and go deliver the invitations!
Did you stick around to the end of the post so that you could get the extra download? Here it is!
Frozen Olaf Birthday Invitation Bonus Download
When I created my Olaf Valentines (FIND OLAF VALENTINES HERE and HERE), several readers mentioned that they changed the printable to make it a birthday party invitation. If your kids are more into the Olaf theme, I've altered my valentines for another invitation for you!
Updated 10/30/14: I decided that these invitations deserved their own post! You'll find the download link and more details on how to create the invitations by clicking the link below.
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