Monday, October 13, 2008

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

They're out! I just finished delivering my Witches Tea invitations. I sent my friends "Save the Date" emails back in August and thank goodness I did. I think it was a combination of perfectionism and a busy family schedule that has delayed the creation of these. I knew I wanted a vintage look, I didn't want to spend a lot of money or time (since I had to make 12 invites) and I wanted them to look fabulous! Let me tell you how I put these together...

I used vintage orange bias tape, ready-made black note cards with ivory envelopes, Cosmo Cricket Haunted Gothic paper, distress ink, Stickles gold,black stamp pad and clear rubber stamp.

I bought the vintage reproduction postcards on ebay. I trimmed the bottom of the card off so I would have more room on the front of the card. Next, I added Stickles in Gold to the edges of the postcard. I smeared it around with a toothpick. I really wish I had it in black. But it was backordered for several weeks.

I typed up "Come for a Spell" on my computer with Fiddums Family font and then I used my clear stamp to make a frame around it and then cut around it.

I tore the Gothic paper and then used my distress ink on the edges and then I curled the edges of the paper with my hands.

This is the inside of the card using the same font and same distressing technique. Then I glued a bias tape strip to the bottom of the card and made a seperate bow to glue on top.



This is a close-up of the front of the card. I also used a velvet brad at the top of the stamp.

This is the back of the envelope. I bought vintage "witch" stickers to seal the envelope and then tied with more bias tape. I used the same font to address the envelopes and I also distressed them with the ink. I hand delivered them, but unfortunately, I have very busy frineds and none of them were home :( Hope you like the invites, now to get ready for the actual tea party!

***I just received this wonderful email from one of my invitees...I just wanted to share!

Dearest High Priestess,

This has got to be the most spellbinding invitation I've ever received!!! You are sooooo much fun!!! Even my husband was impressed!! I can't wait.....who in their right mind wouldn't come!! I'll be there!! (Can I bring something??)

Love,Marina

P.S.How did I ever get so lucky as to be included in your little tea group?

10 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

I just love your creativity! Your invites are "bewitching"!!

Pink Slippers said...

You did an amazing job. Just PERFECT! They look vintage, aged and spooktacular.

Lynne Laura said...

Your invitations look great. Thank you for showing us how you did it...the gold glitter was just the thing. I think better than the black would have been.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

April said...

Love the invitations!! I can't wait to see how the actual tea goes!!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Absolutely love this idea. How cleverly creative.

I also wanted to thank you for weighing in on my recent post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.

oxox
Jennifer

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Donna!

Wow, you did a wonderful job on your Witches Tea Party invites! They are darling! You girls are going to have sooo much fun and I can't wait to see pictures of it! Takes lots!

Hugs,
Maryjane

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Great invitations!

~ Gabriela ~

Jorgelina said...

The invitations were beautiful to you!
Congratulations.
A greeting

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Megan said...

Wow, I cant wait to see the tea party. The invitations are amazing.
You have a great talent and always inspire me!