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How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invitation For Summer Parties

Updated on November 6, 2014
How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invitation
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DIY Watermelon Card Template And Tutorial

Come learn how to make a watermelon card or invitation for some crafty summer fun. For my family, summertime means lazy days filled with good times shared with friends and family, while savoring the abundant bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables at pool parties, beach parties, barbeques, picnics and family dinners.

My favorite summer fruit to indulge in, is sweet and juicy watermelon picked fresh from the garden. I love it so much, I just had to make these cute watermelon cards that can be used as a greeting card or invitation for summer birthdays and parties. These would also make great "thank you" cards for camp counselors or "cheer up" and "thinking of you" cards!

I have included photo instructions and a free printable template for you to use. All you need to do is print the template, trace, cut and glue! You can also add some fun summer embellishments if you like. These are so simple to make and assemble, you can involve the whole family in this fun and juicy summer paper craft project. Happy Crafting!

Materials You Will Need

Scrapbook Paper

Scissors

Pencil

Glue Stick

Embellishments (Optional)

To Start, You Will Need A Sheet Each Of Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper Plus A Small Piece Of Scrap Black Paper For The Seeds

Choose Complimentary Green & Pink Patterned Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card
Choose Complimentary Green & Pink Patterned Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card

Choose a sheet each of green, pink and white scrapbook paper plus a small piece of black paper for the seeds. Get creative and mix and match complimentary pink and green patterned scrapbook papers. Try pairing pink polka dots with green stripes or green flowers with pink chevron stripes.

These Pink & Green Scrap Packs Are Perfect For Making Watermelon Cards Or Invites. Have Fun Mixing And Matching Different Patterns And Shades!

K&Company Green Scrap Pack
K&Company Green Scrap Pack

These scrap packs are great for scrapbooking and card making projects. Choose a fun patterned green paper for the 'rind' of the watermelon.

 
K&Company Pink Scrap Pack
K&Company Pink Scrap Pack

This pink scrap pack coordinates perfectly with the green pack. I really like the grungy and swirly circular patterns of these papers.

 

Print The Watermelon Card Template

Simple DIY Stencils For Assembling A Fast & Easy Watermelon Card Or Invite For Summertime Parties

Watermelon Card Free Printable Template
Watermelon Card Free Printable Template

Click Here To Download The Printable Watermelon Card Template

Watermelon Card Template is property of the author, Corrinna Johnson, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and is free for personal use only. You are not allowed to use this template for commercial purposes.

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Prepare The Watermelon Stencils

Glue The Printable Watermelon Card Stencils Onto Cardboard And Cut Out
Glue The Printable Watermelon Card Stencils Onto Cardboard And Cut Out

You can prepare the stencils two ways; print 4 copies if you want to make more than one watermelon card and print one copy for a one time use.

Multiple Use Stencil Instructions: Glue the four stencils to thin cardboard such as a recycled cereal box and cut out one circle of each size plus one "bite mark." Trace the largest circle onto the green scrapbook paper, the middle size onto the white paper and the smallest circle on the pink scrapbook paper.

Single Use Stencil Instructions: Glue one stencil to some thin cardboard or cardstock and cut out one circle, starting with the largest. Trace the large circle onto the green paper. Cut out the next size circle and trace onto the white scrapbook paper. Cut out the smallest circle and trace onto the pink paper. Finally, cut out the bite mark and set aside to use after you assemble the card.

Trace And Cut The Circles

Trace & Cut 3 Different Size Circles From Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card
Trace & Cut 3 Different Size Circles From Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card

Alternatively, Instead Of Printing Out The Template And Making Your Own Stencils, You Can Use A Circle Cutter Or Plastic Templates To Make The Circles

Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter
Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter

Cut out paper circles ranging in size from 4" to 12" in diameter using an easy and fluid circle cutter.

 
EK Success Curvy Cutter Circles Template
EK Success Curvy Cutter Circles Template

Using a circular cutting tool, you can create 22 different size circles from this circles template in seconds.

 

Put The Watermelon Card All Together

DIY Watermelon Greeting Card: Glue The Circles Together
DIY Watermelon Greeting Card: Glue The Circles Together
How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invite DIY Tutorial & Printable Template
How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invite DIY Tutorial & Printable Template

Using a roll-on glue stick, glue the white circle onto the green circle, and then glue the pink circle onto the white circle.

Fold the glued layered circle in half, and using your finger, gently form a crease.

Place the bottom half of the "bite mark" stencil onto the top of the watermelon slice and adjust until you are happy with the size and location. Trace and cut out.

Cut teardrop shapes from a small piece of black paper for the watermelon seeds. Glue onto both sides of the card. You can draw the shapes onto the paper beforehand if that makes it easier. I like the imperfect shapes from cutting my seeds freehand because it gives each card it's own personality.

You Can Use A Tear Drop Hole Punch To Make The Watermelon Seeds - Add A Few Tear Drop Glass Beads Or Real Watermelon Seeds For A 3D Effect

Punch Bunch Small Punch - Teardrop
Punch Bunch Small Punch - Teardrop

If you are making more than one card, you may want to use a teardrop hole punch to make the job easier and faster.

 

Voila! The Finished Watermelon Card

Summer Paper Crafts: Watermelon Card
Summer Paper Crafts: Watermelon Card

Dress Up The Card With A Pretty Bow Or Some Cute Summer Embellishments Like These Ants And Ladybugs!

4426 Glitter Ladybugs
4426 Glitter Ladybugs

I love ladybugs and I always feel blessed when they cross my path. Spread a little luck by adding a red glitter ladybug embellishment to the card.

 
Eyelet Outlet Brads, Ants 12/Package
Eyelet Outlet Brads, Ants 12/Package

What is summer, picnics and watermelon without a few friendly ants? Add a row of cute marching ant embellishments to the card which are perfect for a watermelon crawl or barbeque party invite.

 

More Watermelon Cards I've Made!

DIY Watermelon Card With Heart Seeds And A Yellow Bee
DIY Watermelon Card With Heart Seeds And A Yellow Bee
How To Make A Watermelon Card With Ladybugs And A Pink Bow
How To Make A Watermelon Card With Ladybugs And A Pink Bow
DIY Watermelon Card With A Daisy Flower And Black Heart Seeds
DIY Watermelon Card With A Daisy Flower And Black Heart Seeds

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      anitabreeze 4 years ago

      Very cute, you are so crafty!

    • ixodoi profile image

      ixodoi 4 years ago

      This is so cool. I am totally going to do that with my little boy on his school vacation! Thank you.

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      Alan Katz 4 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for this lens. Looks like fun.

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      PippiDust 4 years ago

      I love it, it's easy and cool at the same time.

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      blancaverome 4 years ago

      These are really cute! I don't have any parties planned, but I'll have to think of something to make these for.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Really nice idea for a Summer get together as watermelons are popular at cook outs. Appreciate you sharing this lens. Thank You! Have a Great Summer!

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Easy and cute! Well done.

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      This is such a sweet, simple but effective card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Love those watermelon cards. So cute and look like something I could actually do! ;)

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      This is sweet and fun. I'd love to receive one of these cards in the mail.

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      VineetBhandari 4 years ago

      This will be such a fun to try it with my kid :)

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Very cute card. I love make it yourself projects.

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      mcstacy 3 years ago

      I love the idea. Thanks for sharing. I would like to make these.

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      Green-horizon 3 years ago

      Excellent idea. I bookmark this lense and whenever I got time I will try to make these cards.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are darling watermelon cards! You're very talented!

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      Lee Hansen 3 years ago from Vermont

      Adorable and clever watermelon card design, and a great template with tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas with us.

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      These cards are just adorable! LUV!

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      hovirag 3 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: completely agree with you!

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      Marie 3 years ago

      Really fun and so cute for a summer themed craft.

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      Mickie Goad 3 years ago

      I love this watermelon card. I pinned it to my Glue Gun Slinger Corral on Pinterest because you use a glue stick.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      These watermelon cards ar a delightful summer project for ids and adults! These would make great summertime BBQ invitations too!

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      These are such a cute idea!

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      Wilson Lisa 2 years ago from Hong Kong

      easy to follow, such a cute card

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      Anna 2 years ago from chichester

      I have to say, I think this is genuinely the coolest card idea for summer parties! I'm no card-making expert but these look like something I could do, even though they look at first glance like they would take a lot of time and work.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      What a wonderful tutorial! I love it!

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