Graduation Party Planning}The Invite

Because I am just a little old fashioned I decided we needed a paper invite for the graduation party in addition to the Facebook Event the girls created.

Besides being old fashioned, I just like making invitations and I needed something to put in the scrapbook too!

I love including photos on invitations when possible, it just makes them more personal.

I chose two photos from the fun little photo shoot we had. I used the one they had chosen for the Facebook Event so there was some continuity and one other one.

I used my Creative Memories Storybook Creator software to create the invite.  So easy to do!
Here’s the front.  I just used the picture as a full bleed on a 5 x 7 blank template and then added a text box on top of the photo and then the words.

converted size - Page 001

and here is the back with the info.  I added another photo and then created a text box for all the wording.  I used the font Rockwell.

front no typo - page 002

Many times if I am just doing a one sided invite I will upload it to Costco and have it printed as a photograph with the lustre finish (not glossy)  but since this invite was double sided I uploaded it and had it printed through Overnight Prints. This is the same place I had my Christmas card done.  They do a great job and are really inexpensive, especially if they have a sale going on.

I ordered the 5 x 7 cards with rounded corners and with envelopes and I think the total cost for 50 with shipping was $30.00.

Now I need to create the invite for the second graduation party – can’t wait to share the theme for that one with you too!!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Diana Rose says

    Can’t wait to see what you do with this party. I know it will be stunning! Tessa and Rachel are beautiful-Congratulation!

  2. says

    I hope you even get this comment/question.
    When you upload a double-sided photo to overnight prints, are you uploading it as a postcard? or as a different file?
    I’m having a dickens of a time getting my photo(s) to upload and realized that there may be a different file that you used…

    • says

      I just did it as a double sided 5 x 7 card. Is your image the right size? It should tell you somewhere what size the image needs to be. It gave me a place to upload the front and then the back. Hope this helps!


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