Friday, October 8, 2010

witchy invites

Halloween party time!  I'd hoped these invites would be ready for the last blog hop because they use a technique I learned from Nichole Heady.  She stamped a star border repeatedly to create a rainbow (in the Wish Big card at the bottom of the post here)I wanted the silhouette of a witch flying against a sunset, so I used plum, scarlet, terra cotta, orange and sunrise stars, clustered as tightly as possible.
I diecut the witch with the Cricut cartridge, A Child's Life, at 2 3/4" then ran it through a Xyron machine (helping all the detailed bits stay put).  I diecut the label on bitty star paper and wrote the invitation details.  I just love how Fillable Frames #4 coordinates with the label from Friendship Jar!  The sentiment and bats are stamped on scraps of paper.
There also happened to be a 'warlock' image on the cartridge, so I made another version with a swap-er-oo of the colors.  Love!  The best part, of course, is seeing them all lined up.  Ahhhh.
I didn't want the project to end, so I put a lot of detail into the envelopes.  I tried Betsy Veldman's idea of sewing an A2 envelope to create a perfect 'pocket' for a 4x4" card.  It worked great, and looked so finished (I highly recommend it!).
You can see the stitching on the front on the envelope, so I used the broom & stars image from Fall Jar Fillers to disguise things a little (colored with Copics Y32, Y35, V91, E55, T1 and 0).  I couldn't resist a matching frame for the address (although most invites got hand-delivered).  Finally, a fun envelope seal to complete the 'witchy' theme!

You could do these cute square cards using any ribbon, any sentiment inside the tiny label, and any focal point.  I'm sure I'll use this design again ;)


stamps - PTI Been Boo'd, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Friendship Jar, 2009 Halloween Tags, Fillable Frames #4
paper - PTI Bitty Star Basics; true black, orange zest, summer sunrise, lavender moon
ink - PTI true black, plum pudding, scarlet jewel, terracotta tile, orange zest, summer sunrise
accents - PTI satin plum pudding ribbon
tools- PTI Copic trios, FF #4 die, Jar Label die; Cricut 'A Child's Life', Cuttlebug, Xyron, vintage Singer sewing machine, 1 3/4" circle punch


Sue Ann said...

SO WITCHY~~ i really like the different color stars .... FANTASTIC!!!! I love that Cricut cut!!! I have it cut on the largest size and then cut a large yellow circle .... inked it with a bit of black and put the witch on it for our doors ....... looks really cool!!

Soapylove said...

Are you sure you're not just throwing parties so you can make invitations? :)

Can't wait to see you all there!
-Deb and fam'.

Keva said...

Oh wow! These are so so cute! I love the rainbow stars, too! Really pretty.

Kara said...

I love how those envelopes turned out!!

Tena Tahirih said...

I love these! You have such good ideas!