I wanted to hand make the Jelly Bean invitations for my daughter’s first birthday. Jelly Beans are a fairly simple shape to free hand, so I first drew a post card sized Jelly Bean on a scrap piece of cardboard.
Next, I cut out the shape and used it as a template for my invitations.
Using brightly colored cardstock that I had for scrapbook purposes, I traced the Jelly Beans and cut them out.
I then used a silver paint pen to letter Jelly Bean and a micron pen to write the invitation, address, and time. I used the same pens for lettering on the envelopes for mailed invitations.
I have always liked receiving letters or invitations in the mail where the envelope was just as beautiful as the card inside, so I used various colored Sharpies to draw little Jelly Bean clusters in the envelope corners. I found the best way to make the tiny Jelly Bean shape was to draw a smile, put circles on the ends on top of the curves, and fill in the space between the circles.
Voila! Fun hand-made Jelly Bean invitations! Now, the decorations…