Minnie Mouse has been pretty popular in our house recently! Last week I shared the Minnie Mouse paper party supplies I created to help celebrate my daughter’s birthday, and today I want to share these cute Minnie Mouse-themed invitations! I have been paper crafting a lot lately during our afternoon nap time. While creating paper purse cards for Mother’s Day, I got the idea t0 add mouse ears to them – I think all the Minnie stuff around our house is rubbing off on me! – and they turned out so cute!
I had leftover paper from my Minnie Mouse banner and it worked so well with the purse pattern. We didn’t actually have a Minnie Mouse-themed party for my daughter, but these adorable invitations are making me want to throw one! I love how just switching up the paper and adding a couple mouse ears really changed the purse pattern into something completely new!
To turn these into an invitation, all you need to do is print off or hand-write your party details and add them to the inside! Add envelopes and you’re all set! These will fit in A7 envelopes or you could create your own! Below is the tutorial and free pattern – available as both a PDF and SVG cut file :)
Supplies Needed for DIY Minnie Mouse Party Invitation
- Free printable pattern – located at the end of this post!
- Black paper for purse – 12″ x 12″
- Red paper for purse handle and latch
- Red and white (or pink and white!) polka dot paper for bow
- Velcro dots
- Cutting machine OR
- Paper cutter and/or scissors
- Scoring board and stylus
- Finished card measures 5″ x 5.75″
- Will fit in A7 – 5″ x 7″ or Square 6″ x 6″
*For the bow I used a sheet of Disney’s Minnie Mouse scrapbook paper found at Joann Fabrics.
Step One: Cut out all of the pieces using the free printable pattern. If cutting it out by hand, you can add score lines with a scoring board and stylus. If you are using a cutting machine, import the SVG into your cutting software. I have a Cricut Explore so I imported the SVG into Cricut Design Space. The following steps are how I prepared the pattern before cutting it.
Open the SVG file and insert it into Cricut Design Space. There are two layers, in pink, that are score lines. Change these from cut lines to score lines. You will need to connect these to the right piece. To do this, first, “Select All” and then “Ungroup”. Highlight the score lines layer and the pattern piece they match up with and “Attach”. You are ready to hit “Go”.
Step Two: Fold up the bottom of the large purse piece along the score line. Attach the two half circles to the bottom corners of the purse. First, fold them in half and then apply with a glue stick or tape runner.
Step Three: Attach the purse handle and latch pieces to the top of the purse.
Step Four: Create the Minnie Mouse bow. First, take the large bow piece and bring the ends to the center and tape in place. I cut my tape into a 1/4″ wide piece and wrapped it around the center of the bow.
Cover this with the thin rectangle piece. I used a piece of tape on the back to attach it.
Add the two bow ends underneath with glue or tape.
Adhere the bow to the front of the paper purse, centered on the purse latch.
Step Five: Fold along the score line under the purse handle and across the mouse ears.
Adhere the top purse piece to the the bottom piece with a glue stick or tape runner. Adhere just purse handle and the top of the ears above the fold line.
Step Five: Add the Velcro dot closure. First, attach the soft dot to the underside of the purse latch. Stick the rough dot to the soft dot and then carefully close the purse card and the rough dot will be in the correct place.
Step Six: Add your party details to the inside. I formatted my party details to fit on a 4″ x 4″ piece of white paper. You could print several to a page and then use a paper cutter to cut them out. I used the free font, Waltograph, that I found online and KBHotTAMALE. I use a lot of KB, Khrys Bosland, fonts that I purchased from TeachersPayTeachers. One of my favorite fonts of hers is KBJellyBean, which I used for our Winnie the Pooh party a couple years ago.
These invites are sure to please any Minnie Mouse fan and they are a lot of fun to make! You could also make this into a birthday card or gift card holder! Be sure to check out my other Minnie Mouse party creations! Thank you for visiting BugabooCity :)
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