I’ve been working on something that probably shouldn’t be my focus right now (considering all the other things going on in my life) but I needed a distraction to give me a creative outlet amongst all the working and prepping and studying and reading, so I’ve been designing things for Clark’s first birthday party in August. Clark absolutely loves Yo Gabba Gabba. You wouldn’t think that a baby his age would have a preference for one show over another, but this kid can hear the music from another room and go crazy. If you step in front of him while it’s on, he fusses and rocks back and forth (or as of late, makes loud noises at you). We don’t let him watch too much tv, but getting ready in the morning necessitates a little Nick Jr. and thus we found out about the Yo Gabba Gabba angel.
While hunting for ideas, I found a lot of things I liked for invitations, but a particular set on Etsy caught my eye (no longer listed with the owner, I think possibly due to copyright infringement) and I knew I could recreate it in Photoshop. The invitations are a multi-paneled set of “concert tickets” with each of the characters and different colors. They are sized 2 inches by 6 inches, meaning that two images side by side can be printed as one photo (I use Snapfish and print to my local Meijer typically) and cut apart. This means that depending on the sale price, each invitation is between 4.5 and 14.5 cents. Not bad, huh? Here is how they turned out, with the vital info blanked:
After creating these, I posted a mockup of the Brobee version and a friend contacted me about making some for her daughter’s birthday in July, but with Winnie the Pooh. So here’s a mockup of one I threw together with placeholders.
In the spirit of helping out, I have decided to post a blank Photoshop file that anyone can use (if you have the right software, obviously) to customize your own tickets. Remember to save two separate files (to make two tickets), flatten the image, and combine them into one to fit on a 4 inch by 6 inch photo paper. Here is the file. *NOTE* You have to go to File> Download Original in order to receive the .PSD file and not a Google Viewer file.
There are still so many projects to make over the next few months, but I’m excited and I will hopefully be posting more templates if anyone needs help.