Monday, March 21, 2011

Train Birthday Party Invitations

My youngest, Reese, is about to turn one! We have decided on a vintage train theme for his party. First thing is first...Invitations


I will warn you...these are a little time consuming to make but they are so worth it. It does not help that with all our family and friends I am sending out more then thirty invites. Absolutely ridiculous, but we can't and don't want to leave anyone out.

I started out with a cream background and a brown textured paper for on top. I found this fabulous punch stamp from Martha Stewart to produce the train silhouette at the top. Blue and white striped fabric was cut by hand into small pockets for the train ticket to slide into. I found tacky glue to be the easiest way to affix the pocket on the card.



Luckily, we recently had some precious pictures done at the train station by Melissa at ebonyblancimages.com. These wallets made the perfect addition to the invites and can be easily removed by our guests for an updated picture of Reese.


The train ticket was a lot of fun to design. I made them in advance because all I had to do when I picked the date was punch out the correct month and date.


The address to the party was under Boarding at 2 pm

The tickets easily slid into the pocket and once they were finally all assembled I sent them out!

           

40 comments:

  1. The uncle Martin train will be there.

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  2. I live ur train ticket. How did you make it? Do you by chance wanna share? I am doing a train party for my son who's turning 2 ans this is perfect. Thanks!!

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  3. I would love to share! I can't seem to find your email address or contact on your blog. Please send it to me and I will send you the template. Thanks for looking! Have a great train party.

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    1. I would love the template as well may u email me the invite too? I wanna do thus for two years old marivillaluna at gmail com

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    2. I would love the template as well may u email me the invite too? I wanna do thus for two years old marivillaluna at gmail com

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  4. I love all your ideas. do you mind sending me the template for the train ticket. My email address is franklincsun@yahoo.com. thanks

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  5. Anna,
    I sent you the templates. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Preparing for my son's 2nd bday and considering the train theme. What size are the invites? msh1810965@aol.com`

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  7. Hi, I just love your ideas!!! The photo is too adorable!!! I am preparing my sons 2nd bday in late March and we have decided on a Vintage Train Theme. I would absolutely LOVE your invitation template!!! Would you by chance email me it? I am so eager to get started and would love any ideas as well. Thanks so much :)
    Amanda
    athore@triad.rr.com

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  8. Can I please have the train ticket template? HeatherNKerley@gmail.com. thank you so much!! We are throwing my son a vintage train partyy for his 4th birthday! You have some really cute ideas!

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  9. Thanks everyone for putting your email as a comment. I keep sending the templates your way. If you don't get my email please let me know. Good luck on your parties!

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  10. Michelle I love your invitation idea! I would love if you could send me your templates to use for my son's birthday party invites. My email address is shortbusdriver22@gmail.com Thank you in advance.

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  11. I sent you an email with a request for the template, but I'm not sure if you got it. I would absolutely love to make this exact invitation for my son's 1st birthday train themed party as well! My email is cbstoltzfus25@frontier.com. Thanks ahead of time! Bernadette

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  12. I love your train party ideas! Could I please have your invitation template too?
    Thanks Much, Kim

    My email is miltz@Fenton100.org
    Could you send it to my husband's too, just in case it goes into my junk mailbox?
    tonyjmiltz@yahoo.com

    Thanks Again:)

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  13. can you please send me the train invitation template also??
    RockvilleLendinglibrary@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!!

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    1. No problem. Good luck with your party!

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  14. I love the invitation. where did you get the Blue and white striped fabric from?! Thanks!

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    1. I bought the fabric years ago at JoAnn's Fabric. I have not seen it there in a long time. Sometimes they have a similar print in fabric stores in their denim section. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you so much for replying. I will check there. Do you mind emailing me the invitation template please?! My email nermeenaba@yahoo.com

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  15. HEAVEN WHITESIDEJune 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    i WOULD LOVE YOUR TEMPLATE FOR THIS CJWPLUSHLWEQUALSSRW@GMAIL.COM. MY SON TURNS 2 IN AUGUST :)

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  16. This looks amazing! If you could send your template, that would be amazing. My email address is shainaaran@yahoo.com

    What did you do for decorations?

    Thanks!
    Shaina

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  17. What a cute idea, I'm going to borrow some of your ideas if we decide on a 2nd bday train party...would you mind sharing your train ticket template with me as well? Why reinvent the wheel when it's already been done for you? Thank you for sharing your hard work! (I think I'm going to adapt your invitation to make it fit into a #10 business sized envelope so they can be mailed, though) ekiriakou312@yahoo.com ~Ericka

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    1. I sent the template your way. I am sure it could be adapted to a different size envelope. I did however, send the size I made in the mail without a problem. Good luck!

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  18. I love the train ticket! Can you send me the template also. I know you have had a lot of request! You did a wonderful job on the party! I am going to ask a friend to come with me to get pictures of our son at the train station! LOVE THAT IDEA! Thanks in advance!Jessica

    fischerscoupons@yahoo.com

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  19. Love the invitation idea! Can you please send me the train ticket template? You have so many great ideas.
    Thank you! Lauren

    hulagirl1985@hotmail.com

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  20. I LOVE your train ticket as the invitation!! So cute!!! Would you mind sending me your template as well? I am throwing a train themed party for my son's second birthday and these would be perfect!! Thanks so much!

    erin.maclean916@gmail.com

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  21. Hi! I'm planning a train party for my dad's 65th (he loves trains!) We're going to have the birthday at a miniature railway station and I bet he and his retired friends would get such a kick out of this too! would you mind sharing your templates? Thank you sooo much in advance!
    email@zafira.ca

    thanks!!!

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  22. Zafira..I would love to share but that is not appearing as a valid emai. Can you double check it please?

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  23. Can u please send me a template of the invitation ?? I see other ppl thought the same thing when I saw it...super cute ;). My email is stephaniekubla@hotmail.com. I would appreciate it!!

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  24. You did such an awesome job! Everything is so cute! Could you also please send me the invitation template. Ohamey@hotmail.com. Thank you so much.

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  25. omg! I love this idea. I am throwing my son a train themed party and would love the template too if you don't mind. Jmapes@uno.edu
    thankyou!!!!!!!!!

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  26. these invitations are the cutest thing ive ever send! Im throwing my son a tain themed party for his 2nd birthday and would love to be able to use this idea. Would you mind sending my the template for the ticket please! My email is yeppitsali@aol.com. thanks a bunch :)

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  27. Can you please send me your template for the train ticket? jljouett@gmail.com. Thanks a lot!

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  28. Love this whole party, sooo cute! I think I'm going to recruit my husband to make the cardboard train for our son's party but would you please send me the invitation template at lherrema6924@gmail.com Thanks! Leslie

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    1. Sounds like fun! I sent the template your way!

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  29. Hi Michelle, can you send me the invitation template. I just love it and gotta have it for my boy's party. Please send it to jbaint@hotmail.com. Thanks! Janet :)

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  30. Hello! The train invitations are so adorable & would love to use them for my little guys birthday - would you please send me the template? Thank you! theroostersegg@yahoo.com

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  31. My dtr is thinking of doing this for her sons 3rd party. Your idea is adorable, can you send me the template. alitllady2@aol.com. Thank you.

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  32. I was looking for ticket invitations and yours are the best! May I have the template for the invitations if possible, especially the tickets! ofcmeghan@yahoo.com
    Thanks for the other ideas!
    Meghan

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  33. I would love the template for the ticket please. These invitations are beautiful. Murphy.lashonda89@yahoo.com

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