DIY Train Invitation

I have been a little overwhelmed lately by trying to plan and get ready for the upcoming birthday party we are having the same weekend that we are moving out of our house. That's right- we are having a party here and then two days later a moving truck will be in the driveway. I'm using the party as an escape from the reality of moving and it's working!

I made these invites using PowerPoint. I started by downloading a free striped background and added it to a blank slide. I then used shape presets to draw the train and smoke billowing. It made things easier to use the 'group' feature to join each shape making up the train together. That way I was able to move it around without moving each individual piece. I added a frame border, some highlighting to the text and formatted the document as a 5x7. I printed them at home on photo paper and was happy with the color quality.

Wish me luck managing the rest of the party decorating while packing our entire house..

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  1. Trusting all the juggling of activities goes well. Love the little invite! Thanks for sharing. :)


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