Tutorial: Panda Bear Birthday Party Invitations

My baby is turning 5-years-old and she wants a panda-themed birthday party. I was happy to oblige, but soon found out that panda parties are not all the rage! What did I do? Surprise, surprise... I made my own panda birthday invitations:

DIY Panda Bear Birthday Party Invitations


Glue Dots® (Ultra Thin, Mini, Pop Up)
FSC-certified cardstock (kraft, white, black)
blank index cards
pink ribbon
googly eyes
invitation stamp (Stampendous)
black ink (StazOn)
punches (circle, heart)
black paint pen
pens (black, pink)

Directions are for 12 panda invitations.

1. Cut 12 5x7 pieces of kraft cardstock and distress edges of entire stack together with a Distrezz-It-All.

2. Stamp blank index cards with the invitation stamp and black ink.

3. Punch 24 hearts for panda eyes and 36 circles for ears and paws. Cut each circle in half.

4. Draw the shape of a panda face onto cardboard, cut out and use it to create 12 faces on white cardstock.

5. Make 12 tiny pink bows using ribbon, a fork and this bow tutorial on Pinterest.

6. Ink the edges of the blank panda faces and invitation index cards using black ink.

7. Draw and color in a pink nose in the center of each panda face. Outline the nose with a black pen and create and mouth.

8. Attach two hearts and two googly eyes to each panda face using Ultra Thin Glue Dots®

9. Add two paws to each invitation using Ultra Thin Glue Dots®.

10. Use Ultra-Thin Glue Dots® to attach the feet to the bottom of each invitation and then to the kraft cardstock.

11. Add ears to the panda faces with Ultra-Thin Glue Dots®. Attach panda faces to the kraft cardstock with Pop Up Glue Dots®.

12. Attach one pink bow to each panda face using Mini Glue Dots®.

13. Paint the distressed edges of each invitation with a black paint marker (less mess than a paint brush).

Fill out the panda invitations with all the necessary information and get ready to party! Check out more Glue Dots tutorials below. ~Danielle

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Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.