Elmo Birthday Invitations #GluenGlitter

Remember, I promised to share the crafts I am working on for the little man’s birthday? Well, here is another one!
These are the invitations that I am sending out to the friends and family. I originally saw this idea on Pinterest. Someone made a birthday banner and I though it would be great for invitations.

First, I had to run out for some more supplies to WalMart. I already had most of the supplies but my X-ACTO knife needed some replacements and I needed more supplies for the banner. I will share the banner with you next week! (see my shopping trip HERE)

The invitations are actually very easy to make. It will require some assembly and will take some time, but nothing difficult.

You will need:

Red Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Assortment of colored Sticker Cardstock paper
Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue
X-ACTO knife
Printed Elmo face, 6 inch and 6 1/2 inch


1. Well, first of all, I had to replace the blade on my 6-year old X-ACTO knife. Look how shiny!!

Before                                                 After          

2. Print 2 Elmo faces, one 6-inch and one 6 1/2 inch. The 6-inch is for the red part and the 6 1/2 inch for the black part.

3. Cut out the Elmo faces from the paper and trace them onto the cardstock paper.

4. Using your X-ACTO knife, cut out the traced Elmo face outlines from the red and black cardstock paper.

5. Remember the printed faces you cut out? Now cut out the nose. Trace the nose on the orange sticker cardstock paper and cut them out.

6. I lined up several Elmo faces on the same sheet in the word document, overlaying each other. Just make sure the eyes are clearly visible. Print it in “black and white” on a white sticker cardstock paper.

7. Now, stick the eyes on the red part on the face and then stick on the nose.

8. On the back side of the red cut-out of the face, draw a big smile. Cut out the smile with the X-ACTO knife.

8. Now that the face is all set, glue the red part onto the black part, using your favorite Elmer’s Craft Bond glue.

9. Print your invitation wording on any color of the sticker cardstock paper. Cut it out and stick on the back of the invitation.

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  1. You did a great job! The invitations are wonderful and the photograsph are also wonderful! So nice to have an arty daughter-in-law! I can’t wait to see all this work you have been doing, in person!

  2. Hani Shabbir says:

    wow. Love these.. My son is a fan of Elmo. :) I had Elmo theme on his 2nd birthday. 
    Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend.

  3. Nicole Harris says:

    Cute Invites! My daughter would love these – she is Elmo Obsessed! Great project (and on a side note – I love the name of your blog). Visiting from Friday Faves link up – Have a wonderful weekend :)     ~ Nicole@  WonkyWonderful.com

  4. really fun cute cards!

  5. Victoria G says:

    so super duper cute! Just made a batch of Mickey Mouse/ Minnie invites! :) 

  6. Craftymischief says:

    Those are adorable! I have a soft spot for Elmo since my little one was obsessed with him. Now she’s six and “much too grown up” for Sesame Street. (sniff) Wish I’d seen these a few years ago!

  7. What a great idea. I love these!

  8. Ashlee Prisbrey says:

    i can’t believe you cut them all out yourself!  I almost cut off my thumb this week cutting TAPE with my x-acto knife, your amazing! I’m featuring your invitations on topsy turvy tuesdays this week!

  9. Shelby Barone says:

    These are so cute! I love Elmo!

  10. Where do I print the faces from?

  11. Where do u print the faces from??

  12. Hi, I love your cute Elmo card. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I was just wondering where did you purchase the sticker card stock paper?

    • Thank you, Danny! I got the sticky stock paper at Target but I’ve also seen it at Michaels and Office Depot. At Target, it was in the section with their scrapbook stuff and stickers. Good luck!

  13. Can you please tell me where you got the printed elmo face from? Thanks!

    • Hi there! I’m sorry for the late response.
      I actually just googled the image and sized it in Word to the size I needed. I hope this helps :)

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