When you first begin making your invitations, decide whether you’ll be using a computer card making software or doing it all by hand.
If You’re Using a Card Making Software
I generally use Microsoft Office Publishing, but there’s a variety of programs available. Begin with the greeting card option, and choose to use the blank template.
Retrieve a picture of Spiderman to place on the cover of the card. You can get pictures of by using the Google Image search option (just type in “Spiderman”). Another great site is the official Spiderman site (http://spiderman.sonypictures.com/), which offers a large selection of black and white Spiderman pictures drawn by fans. If you’re throwing a Spiderman-themed party for your child, you can even have your child select a few pictures to paste onto the invitation cover, then have him/her color the picture. This, however, is time-consuming.
On the inside of your invitation, write in all relevant information pertaining to the party. If you’re using Microsoft Office Publishing, fonts that might go well with Spiderman are Comic Sans and Neurochrome. Comic Sans is typically the type of font you’ll see in comic books whereas Neurochrome is a bubble letter version of comic book print.
Obviously, you can include more pictures of Spiderman on the inside and backs of your invitation. Adjust the size of the pictures to your taste.
To spruce things up, you might consider printing the invitation on red paper. If you choose to do so; however, be sure that what you’re printing is in black and white so that everything will show up on the red.
If You’re Doing It By Hand
This is where you can get the most creative!
If you’re a true lover of arts & crafts, you can use 8” x 11” white construction paper, which is thicker than regular white printing paper. Fold the construction paper in half, then on the front cover of it, glue strips of red yarn into the shape of a web. Then on top of the red yarn web, paste a picture of Spiderman. You can certainly substitute red yarn with red ribbons or red pieces of foam cut into strips.
Other ways to get creative with the card is to cut the card into the shape of Spiderman. One of the easiest methods I’ve discovered is to print a picture of Spiderman, Elmer-glue it onto the front of the construction paper card, then cut around the Spiderman picture. This method is easier than having to spend the time tracing a Spiderman silhouette. When you’re cutting though, be sure to leave enough of the folded crease so that you don’t get two Spiderman-shaped pieces of paper after you’re done cutting. We wouldn’t want all that effort to go to waste in the end!