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Invitations for Gaming Party

Updated on June 11, 2016
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Ronna Pennington is a professional craft writer and a life-long crafter whose motto is "If I can hot glue it, I can do it."

Gaming party invitation

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Need a gaming-themed invitation?

Looking for cute invitations for a birthday party with a gaming theme?

You won't find them, so you'll have to make them. The good news is crafting is fun and you can even enlist some help from the birthday boy or girl to make it a family project.

You're planning a birthday party for a gamer -- a serious gamer, who naturally wants a game-themed birthday party. The problem is that there are no cute invitations to match your theme. Never fear! You can make them yourself with things you may have in your child's craft supplies. Even if you have to buy supplies, you won't spend a lot of money!

Supplies

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What you'll need

  • Cardstock (I used purple)
  • Scraps of craft foam (I used orange and green, plus some old foam sea creatures left over from my child's craft box)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Hole punch
  • Design template (attached as Jpg)
  • Craft cutter (optional - scissors will do just fine)
  • Glue
  • Marker

Pattern (Jpg)

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Step 1: Trim Card

Fold an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of cardstock in half lengthwise to get a 4 1/14 x 11-inch piece. From this folded piece, trim away excess to create two 4x6 cards.
Fold an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of cardstock in half lengthwise to get a 4 1/14 x 11-inch piece. From this folded piece, trim away excess to create two 4x6 cards.

Step 2

Cut the "Base" template from foam. You can cut out the template then trace around it to make the pattern on your foam, or simply hold the pattern against the foam and cut around it. Once the foam base is cut out, position it as desired and glue onto
Cut the "Base" template from foam. You can cut out the template then trace around it to make the pattern on your foam, or simply hold the pattern against the foam and cut around it. Once the foam base is cut out, position it as desired and glue onto

Step 3

Cut the "Controller Pad" template from foam. Use the craft knife to cut out small pieces like the larger circle and the two small oblong pieces. Punch the small circles out with the hole puncher. Glue it inside the open space in the "Base" layer of f
Cut the "Controller Pad" template from foam. Use the craft knife to cut out small pieces like the larger circle and the two small oblong pieces. Punch the small circles out with the hole puncher. Glue it inside the open space in the "Base" layer of f

Step 4

Punch six different colors of holes from scrap foam pieces.  Cut the controller buttons from different pieces of foam. Add a dab of glue to the back of each and glue into place in the controller pad. Allow glue to dry.  Add wording with a marker.
Punch six different colors of holes from scrap foam pieces. Cut the controller buttons from different pieces of foam. Add a dab of glue to the back of each and glue into place in the controller pad. Allow glue to dry. Add wording with a marker.

Notes & Tips

  • You can use construction paper instead of foam and simply layer the pieces on top of each other.
  • Glue sticks don't work well with foam, but some foam has adhesive backing. If using it, eliminate the glue.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Cool, great templates! With my boys being teens, gaming parties is about the only kind of parties they have anymore for their birthdays-- friends, games, pizza & junk food. Love these.

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      Ronna Pennington 2 years ago from Arkansas

      Thank you! I appreciate you visiting my Hub!

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