good ol' pinterest led me to this gem. i knew it was The One when i saw it - i'm not good at making cute traditional style cards on the computer and i didn't want to spend much on invites cause we had a tight budget. these cost 50 cents + cardstock i needed to buy anyway.
there was no tutorial on the site, just a picture, so i thought i'd do a step by step just for fun :-)
- first, i found a banana image on google and copied it into word. i used multiple text boxes to add the necessary info and make it curve with the shape of the banana. i added a monkey picture for good measure. no worries if the text box takes away part of the lines - you're going to cut them off anyway.
- next, i printed off as many invites as a needed + 1. i cut out the extra banana OUTSIDE the black line and used it to trace the banana shape on the pieces of felt.
- i cut out all the rest of the paper bananas INSIDE the black line, to be the actual fruit. i glued the bottom half to the felt, centering it on the felt peel.
- once dry, i cut the peel in half, starting at the base of the stem.
how's that for cheap, easy, and adorable? gotta love pinterest.
love and soon-to-be babies,