Time Required :
About an hour
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You're definitely experienced.You've tried it all, and you're looking for a challenge!

red, white & blue invitation

Step 1
Take some time to practice your handwriting with Tombow markers. 
 
TIP: Try writing on premium printer paper, which is smoother and less porous than regular paper.
Step 2
Use your word processing (or image editing software) to design an invitation that is 3½" x 5½" in size. Leave space on the invitation for the handwritten portion, which you will be adding later. Remember to include date, time, address, contact information and your name. 
Step 3
If you prefer to handwrite directly onto your invitations, print them out on premium printer paper (two invitations per 8½" x 11" sheet of paper). Use the red Tombow marker to write in the event you’re celebrating on each invitation; use our image as a guide, if you like. 
Step 4
If you are looking to save time, you may instead handwrite the event onto an extra piece of printer paper, then scan it and import it into your software. Re-size the image and place it into the space on your invitation that you left for this purpose. Print out your invitations (two per 8½" x 11" sheet of paper). 
Step 5
Use the paper trimmer to cut each invitation to 3½" x 5½" in size.  
Step 6
Cut two backing pieces out of cardstock paper for each invitation. Select blue cardstock from the value pack and use the paper trimmer to cut 5" x 7' rectangles from the cardstock. Next, select red cardstock and cut 4" x 6" rectangles. Be sure to cut one of each size of rectangle for each invitation. 
Step 7
With the tape runner, apply adhesive to all four sides of an invitation. Center it onto the red rectangle, then use the tape runner again to adhere the red rectangle to the center of the blue rectangle. 
Step 8
Slide each completed invitation into an envelope. Add the address, a stamp and you are ready to send.
 
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