Doctor Who invitationsJuly 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Posted in crafts | 14 Comments
Tags: birthday invitation, doctor who, tardis blue
My husband and I are big sci-fi fans. We found Doctor Who last year, and have enjoyed catching up on the series. This month my husband is turning 30, and for his birthday he wants a Tardis cake. I thought it would be fun to have invitations like they had in the most recent season premiere – not that anyone else will know what it is, but he will appreciate it.
In the show the invitations are covered with several stamps on the outside, and a number stamped in silver on the back. The inside simply has a date, time, and gps coordinates. Since blue is my favorite color I actually had the right color envelopes and paper on hand.
I did a google image search for things that I thought would be neat stamps – since the episode with the invitation was aliens and astronauts when Nixon was president I used that theme. This is where I got my images in case you want to use them: aliens and space men, moon landing, nixon, and sonic screwdriver. I just resized the images and printed them on sticker paper. Since I wanted them to look like real stamps, I left the stamp edges and used photoshop to add a dark blue border so I could just trim the edges straight. Unless you look really closely they look like stamps.
I used my number stamp and silver ink to put a “30″ on the back of each envelope.
And I used word to put the date, time, and gps coordinates just like the tv show. Since no one will have any idea what this is, I used a folder sheet of stationary so this is the outside of the card.
The inside has a picture of the tardis, and the date and time again. I didn’t put the address since everyone knows where we live. I mailed them this afternoon without any problems – my local postmaster said adding stickers that look like stamps is fine, as long as there is a real stamp in the corner it will be delivered.