Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fun Invitation tutorial

Happy Thursday everyone! I did a little tutorial on the Whimsie Doodles blog on Tuesday and thought I'd share it here as well. :D Forgive the deja vu if you've already seen it!

For my little project you will need the following supplies:

printer (if you use a digi image)
A2 sized envelope (unsealed)
scrap paper
decorative scissors or border punch
coloring medium
A2 piece of cardstock

First, print off or stamp your favorite image directly on to the envelope front:

I used the adorable cake from the digital Party Monster set for my DD's birthday party invites.
Next trim the side of your envelope (the top of the image) with decorative scissors:

Now slip in a piece of scrap paper inside the envelope. This will absorb any ink when you color, since envelopes are thinner in weight and markers may bleed through.

After coloring your image, create an 'insert' with an A2 sized piece of cardstock:

Finally, seal the envelope's flap and slip the insert in.

Voila! A fun little party invitation that you can hand out to friends! This is also a cute way to use up envelopes in any size, or those that have sealed themselves over time. ;)
Thank you for coming by everyone! Have a wonderful Tuesday. 


Courtney said...

What a fun idea Joni! Thanks for sharing!


Irena said...

Lovely idea, thanks for the turorial :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Joani said...

What a great idea!! It's too late to use for my DD's 18th (this Sunday, too!) but I think that I can use this for her graduation party next month!!
Thanks for the inspiration Ü

Melissa Craig said...

This is an adorable idea! I like it!! I wanna come bowling. Heehee.

Hope all it well with you.