Riley and Mema

Riley and Mema

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Making It Fun With Lifesize Cardboard Cutouts

Custom cardboard cutouts are a fun way to add some zazzle to your next party or get-together.

Cardboard cutouts, also known as cardboard standups or photo cutouts are figures of people, animals or anything else that captures your imagaination.

Custom cardboard cutouts are the new trend in themed parties simply because of the authentic atmosphere that they bring. Just think of having a lifesize Pirate Ship in your pirate themed party or a lifesize photo cutout of a castle for your daughter’s princess themed party. How unique and beautiful that would be!

Why Use Cardboard Standups?

Cardboard standups are not only useful for props and backdrops for parties. You can also make a lifesize picture of yourself or the celebrant as a custom cardboard cutout. Many party lovers will also choose cardboard cutouts of their favorite celebrity or athlete to be included in their party decorations. There are many different materials you can use when making your cutouts, ie plastic sheets, metals and even wax. However, most people prefer using cardboard as it is easier to handle and much cheaper than the other materials.

How Can I Use My Custom Cardboard Cutouts?

There are many ways you can use your lifesize cardboard cutout. Here are some ideas:

Entrance decoration. If you are the party celebrant, then why not put your own lifesize cutout right in the venue’s entrance? You can even add a speech bubble saying something like “Welcome to My Party!”

Bring your favorite celebrity. You can buy or make lifesize cutouts of your favorite celebrities and include them in your party. Whether you decide to choose Justin Bieber, Alan Garner or Marilyn Monroe, you and your guests can enjoy taking your picture with them, as if they were really there! Not everyone can have President Barack Obama come to their party, but you can if you choose a lifesize cardboard cutout.

Give your party a much more authentic feel of its theme with lifesize cutouts. You can make cutouts of Disney-inspired places or some of the traditional Disney characters, like Donald Duck, Goofey, Mickey Mouse, Pooh Bear or Woody & Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. Choose one or more of your favourite super heroes, like Captain America, Superman, Spiderman, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X Men, Batman or The Joker.

One of the Disney Princesses like Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Belle or Jasmine, is sure to be a hit with the girls. Those who are into sci-fi, can choose Chewbacca, Yoda or Darth Vader and include a Stormtrooper or two. Consider inviting Dr Who and Amy Pond to your party who bring along The Tardis.


Like all things, it’s easy when you know how, but where do you start?

If you’re wanting to buy ready made cutouts, follow the above links. There you will find a wide range of cardboard cutouts available, all you have to do is search out your favourite, pay for it and then wait for it to be delivered.  You will be very pleased with your results. However, you do pay for that convenience.

The alternative is to make your own and using the right software can make all the difference. is THE place to go for an easy to use yet powerful software which helps create stunning and professional quality images, which also includes many tips and tricks to making it easier. This step-by-step guide takes you through the entire process helping you to create your very own personalised cardboard cutouts.

It’s also an option to make your own cardboard cutout and purchase the stand. Cardboard cutout stands start around $10.

So next time you’re having a party or get-together, remember to invite some “extra” guests and make it a fantastic adventure.

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