Recently one of my girlfriends moved out of the city to the countryside. Her new home has (drum roll please) a barn! I've been waiting all my life to host a Western-style hoedown in an authentic barn and she's agreed to let me plan one instead of hosting a housewarming party.
Think cowboy boots, bluegrass, and barbecued ribs. The invites take their inspiration from the classic, all-American bandanna. To learn how I made them, read more.
The following supplies are needed to make similar invitations:
- colored cardstock
- fun scissors (I used pinking sheers)
- bandanna print image (I downloaded mine from Martha Stewart)
To assemble the invite:
- Start by dragging the bandanna motif into a new Photoshop file that is 3.5 inches by 5 inches.
- Shrink the motif down. Copy and paste the motif to create a background layer of bandanna. Arrange in an attractive pattern, flipping some of the images upside down.
- Insert a text box and write out the details of the party. I used the font Chalkboard in size 12 bold to write:
You’re Invited to a
Saturday, October 18
Barbecue @ 5
Band begins @ 730
Krys & Emily's Barn
attire: blue jeans & boots
Change the font color to match the color of your cardstock.
- Print out on white paper and check for mistakes.
- Once satisfied with the look and feel of the invite, print on nice white paper.
- Use the sheering scissors to cut the invite down to size.
- Glue to the cardstock.
- Cut the cardstock down to size with the fun scissors.
- Slide into an envelope and send.