DIY Pocket Knife Cub Scout Invitation

Welcome larger imageYou are here to see the coolest Pocket Knife Blue & Gold Banquet Invitations ever, right? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I created a fully movable pocket knife that you can download for free! All you’ll need to do is download the file, edit, print and cut! You will be considered the coolest scout leader ever! And no one will ever need to know how simple it was for you to make the pocket knife invitations!


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A friend asked me to make some invitations for an upcoming Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet. I was excited for the challenge. She sent me a  Pin of a great idea she had found by that had some measurements on it. I thought it was such a cute and clever idea. I created a knife that looked just like her version… then the next morning I asked my son to bring me his Swiss Army Knife. Wow! There were so many different blades! So, I played around all day for a while, and created the can opener and straight edged blade. I also created a saw blade, and tabs that resemble metal tabs for the ends, which you will see in your download files (they’re just not pictured here).

DIY pocket knife invitation. Great for Cub Scout Blue & Gold Invitations. Includes editable files! Perfect for Father's Day or a handy dad too!


Supplies you’ll need: (Affiliate links follow)

  • Printer
  • cardstock
  • Scissors
  • hole punch
  • 2 brads- any size (I used the mini brads, you can find them on Amazon)
  • Downloaded pattern (found below)
  •  Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
  • Silhouette Cutting Machine (optional)


I’ve included several different versions of the pocket knife to suit your needs.  You can choose from either a full color gold & blue cover, or a simple white. I saved two versions as a Photoshop Document. So, if you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, editing will be a cinch! And, if you’re like me and want to cut even more work out, then you’ll be happy that I’ve included a Silhouette Cut Version as well! If you don’t have any of these programs, maybe a friend will edit and print for you… maybe you could bribe them with something delicious! That would totally work for me!


DIY pocket knife with moveable parts. Free downloadable files. Silhouette ready. Editable versions too! 

This Pocket Knife can also be used for:

  •  Birthday Parties
  • Girls’ Camp
  • Scouts
  • Arts & Crafts Day
  • Father’s Day

This little pocket knife would be perfect for the handy man in your life. Each blade would be perfect for a little note about what you love about him. I’d love to hear what you do with your files, so if you use this, leave a comment for me, please. Let me know which version you downloaded and what you did with it. I’m always trying to improve, so if it worked right or not, let me know.  Enjoy!  

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DIY Pocket Knife Cub Scout Invitation - Big Ideas Little Cents I had to show you some pictures of what my scout did when he saw these invitations. He had so much fun with them! It’s not every day that you find a fun, simple invitation that the boys love!



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    dana says

    This might be one of the coolest invitations I have ever seen! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely be using this for next year’s blue and gold.

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    Tammy says

    Thanks for the wonderful invitations. I will be using them for next year’s blue and gold.

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      Alissa Lines says

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy them. I know our boys had a lot of fun with them.

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    I just had to say thank you for your template., these are going to be our invites this year at our blue and gold. I was wondering if you could tell me what type of card stock and how thick was it?

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      Alissa Lines says

      Amy, thanks for the comment. Sorry for the delay in answering. I’m so glad you will be able to use these invites. They are pretty fun. I haven’t hardly been next to the computer in the last couple of months. For the cover I just used the cardstock I got from Walmart. The package says the weight is 110lb. The gray for the knives was some old cardstock I had by Stampin’ Up. I’m sorry, I’m not sure what weight it was.

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    Melissa judson says

    Thank you so much for this pocketknife idea. Sooo easy to put in the right dates and print. The boys made them up yesterday and they were excited to make them and they turned out super cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity genius!

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      Alissa Lines says

      No Problem Melissa. I’m so glad it worked well for you. It’s fun to hear that you had the boys help. Thanks so much for your feedback!

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    candy says

    I do not have photo shop to edit, do you have a shop on etsy or something that you can input the information and email and I can buy it?
    Thanks for your help it was a great idea.

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      Alissa Lines says

      Candy, how soon do you need it? I do not have an etsy shop at the moment. And I’ll be away from the computer for a few days. But if you can wait a few days, I might be able to work something out for you. Just let me know.

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    Jeana Rock says

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing this. I am sending mine out on Wednesday. I’m so glad to have a creative invitation instead of nothing!

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      Alissa Lines says

      I’m so glad you liked it, and so glad you were able to use it. Thank you for your comments!

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    Sheryl Camp says

    I have printed this from Photoshop 4 times and each time it prints a yellow color across the entire page. It prints everything else, its just like it trying to make sure the page is yellow.

    I can’t see what layer this full page yellow is on.
    Is this happening to anyone else?

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      Alissa Lines says

      Oh shoot! I’m so sorry Sheryl. The only thing I can think to tell you is to right click on the layer that has the gradient on it, and tell it to simplify. Then try to print again. If it doesn’t work, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do. I may need to put a different version on the blog for download. I noticed there were a TON of layers, I was planning on fixing that anyway.

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    maureen says

    Thanks for sharing the pocket knife. I think it’s neat. As you said it can be used for anything. I used it for a birthday card for my boss. It’s something completely different. Thanks again

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    Stacy says

    I don’t have photoshop and would love to do these for our Blue & Gold banquet. Do you have another version or an Etsy account? These are so adorable I just have to use them ?

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      Stacy, Thanks so much for the compliments. I’m glad you like it. I sent you an email with some order information to the email address submitted here.

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    Jen says

    Definitely keeping this idea for a future invite! So cool!! (I was asked to make this year’s invites, but it’s a birthday theme….)
    Love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Angie says

    I love this! I have a Mac how can I type on it… do you know? Thanks so much, I want to use this for our banquet

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      Angie, I believe the concept is the same for a Mac if you have Photoshop Elements. If not, I really don’t know. I don’t have a Mac. Let me know if you run in to any problems.

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    kari says

    Hello :) I’d love to have these PocketKnife invites for our Blue and Gold Banquet but I don’t have Photoshop. Is there another format?
    Thank you!

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    maeva labella says

    Wow these are cute! I find myself in the same position as a few of the previous ladies as I don’t have Photoshop… I guess I need to invest in that lol…. Was there another version available for purchase via etsy or ?? Please let me know, as my leaders fell in love with these cute invitations and are hoping to use them this year! Thanks for all your amazing ideas!

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    These are adorable! They worked great on my Mac. Some fonts weren’t available, but I was able to change them no problem. They reminded my husband of ones that his mom made when he was a scout 25 years ago! Thank you for sharing.

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    sunny says

    How do I get subscribed to your newsletter in order to receive the blue and gold pocket knife invitation?

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    Tiffany says

    I am trying to figure out how to get the Silhouette version of this knife. I looked to see where to sign up for the news letter but I think I am blind…mom brain I tell ya! Please let me know how to accomplish this task.


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    Jem says

    I cannot find the place to subscribe to get this template. Also, is there another version that does not require Photoshop?