birthday invitation prototype

inspired by the patterned lining inside some envelopes, i created this pennant flag birthday invitation. fun and festive, the pennant flags are cut from the blue patterned paper inside of security envelopes. (it is amazing how many patterns there are!) i added a couple more tiny organic prints and solids to break it up.
the cards fold closed like a matchbook, and fit into an A2 envelope... with security envelope inspired lining... of course! 
the real surprise is when the guest opens it. the pennant flags swing open and practically cheer for the birthday baby.
the flags and card can be done in any color palette or birthday theme to make this card fit for a party. for this color palette, nautical party comes to mind, where kids make wooden toy boats to float in big galvanized bins and then take home as a favor. circus theme would be great in red, orange and aqua... i could go on and on.