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Birthday boy Drew must have been using some Jedi mind trick to get his fiancée Kylie to make such exquisitely nerdy invitations for his party. The best part is Kylie’s name stylized to look like the Kenner logo. The Force is definitely strong with this one.  




Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$4.50 per invite

Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Folded card: 148 mm × 210 mm

Page Count

Paper Stock

200 gsm

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ITC Avant Garde Gothic


Fortieth Birthday Party Invitations
Fortieth Birthday Party Invitations
Fortieth Birthday Party Invitations
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Project Description

To celebrate my partner's fortieth birthday we decided to host a science-fiction-themed costume party on the auspicious date 11.11.11. In order to encourage everyone to dress in costume for the night it was essential that a variety of science fiction heroes, villains and space creature figurines were illustrated on the cardback. Because of the diversity of the selected characters, two variations of the invitations were printed to accommodate the illustrated figurines varying shape (i.e Darth Vader was much wider than the other figurines). The printed invitations were then laser cut to match the corner edges of a Star Wars cardback and the figurines were laboriously hand cut and adhered onto each invitation with velcro dots.

Production Lesson(s)

I found the result from the laser cutting and folding wasn't as crisp as I had hoped. Once the card was folded the printed surface crinkled and flaked off in areas. I highly recommend liaising with your laser cutter on which stock and printing methods work best before hand.”

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Jessica Mullen

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Date Published

March 14, 2012


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