Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How to Make a Clapboard invitation

I am posting this for my friend Missy, who is hosting a Hollywood Birthday party for her little ham Nick (It used to be Nicky, but he is growing up and dropping the y, and making me feel old).

Anyway, I am posting it here for 2 reasons... #1 it will show you that I havent forgotten that I have a blog and #2 if anyone else needs one here is a quick pictorial.

Step 1: Cut an 8.5 x11 black paper into 3 pieces. Two are 3.25 x 11 and the last is 2 x 11. Cut the 2x11 pieces in half again.

Now you have enough paper to make two invites.

Step 2: Fold both the 3.25 x 11 and 1x11 piece in half.

Step 3 and 4: Glue the large piece on one long side and the non-creased short side. This makes a pocket. Also snip a small slit in the center of the 1x11 piece. (this snip allows the top of the clapboard to open and shut)

Step 5: Put a strip of glue along the top (non-snipped side) of the smaller black strip.

Step 6: Now you have two pieces that are ready to go together. Line up the smaller piece with the larger piece, keeping the snipped in on the creased side of the large piece. Poke a small hole through both pieces and place a gold or silver brad, connecting them together.

This is what it will look like closed.

Step 7: Using a white pen, I used Uniball Signo, add all the "production information". If you search google images you can find a variety of clapboard images with ideas.

Step 7: Slip a small white piece of paper into the clapboard, include the instructions about costumes, party directions, RSVP info.


LaLa said...


I don't know if you still write here, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

I had a dream that I sent out Clapboard save the dates for my wedding and did not think I would find anywhere to tell me how to make paper ones. I am so THANKFUL for your site. You made my day!

Thanks again,
La Shunda

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