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How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invitation For Summer Parties
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
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 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!
These scrap packs are great for scrapbooking and card making projects. Choose a fun patterned green paper for the 'rind' of the watermelon.
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 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
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
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
Cut out paper circles ranging in size from 4" to 12" in diameter using an easy and fluid circle cutter.
Using a circular cutting tool, you can create 22 different size circles from this circles template in seconds.
Put The Watermelon Card All Together
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
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
Dress Up The Card With A Pretty Bow Or Some Cute Summer Embellishments Like These Ants And 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.
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.
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© 2013 Corrinna Johnson