DIY Entry #18: Baseball Ticket Invites

So cute! Becky sent over her awesome rehearsal dinner invitations, which have a Minnesota Twins theme! She says:

After creating, ordering, and addressing these invitations for our rehearsal dinner, I had a bit of a “light bulb moment” and decided to start the whole process over again from scratch. You see, my husband and I are huge Minnesota Twins fans, and at the time, the Twins were in a pretty tight pennant race with the Chicago White Sox. We were already planning a low-key dinner at my in-laws’ house, so I knew it would be fairly easy to turn the evening into an event that revolved around rooting for our favorite team.

baseball ticket invitations

For the layout of the invitation, I found an old ticket from a game we had gone to a few years ago to use as inspiration. I used this wood grain digital paper kit and this vintage photo kit from may favorite online scrapbooking store in order to create the weathered looking background. Then I found the Twins Territory logo online and recreated it in Photoshop. Once I had that done, I used a Photoshop brush to “white out” specific areas of the invite and played with the opacity until I created the right effect, then I added the text. In the area where they have the player picture, I used a picture of us tailgating before the Twins v. Brewers game a few years ago. Below our picture is my favorite part. The text reads, “Twins attire preferred by not mandatory. All White Sox fans will be removed from the premises.” (They were playing the White Sox the night of the rehearsal.)

baseball ticket invitations

I ordered them through Vista Print and had directions to the church and to the dinner printed on the back. To finish them off I used midnight #10 open end envelopes from Paper Source with 2.5″ round printing labels to create baseball-like address labels, and these “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” stamps.

baseball ticket invitations

We ended up having nearly as much fun the evening of our rehearsal as we did the day of the wedding. The evening was really relaxing, and it was so much fun to see everyone dressed in their MN Twins shirts. We had dinner at folding tables in my in-laws’ garage, with the game on the TV, and a sundae bar with mini helmet sundae cups for desert. By the end of the evening everyone was screaming at the television as the Twins came back from a 6-1 deficit to beat the White Sox in extra innings. We really couldn’t have had a better night.