Sunday, May 29, 2011

Halloween Invites

We got started early with these invites 'cause we're hoping to inform the few people we're inviting early enough so that they can be available in October. :D
I basically just googled some images, cut them out and glued them together to make this card. I started with black card stock, cut out a skeleton menu frame to glue on, but then it was white in the centre, so I cut out a piece of ordinary black paper and glued it over the white centre of the invite.  Then I searched for cute halloween images to add.  I mounted the ghost with 3D foam dots, and glittered the bat to make the whole thing a little less dull.

The invite details are on the back:
I added some googly eyes that are supposed to look like they're staring at you out of the dark...but....ya, it didn't turn out as spooky as I'd imagined, lol.

Since halloween costume parties are not as big a thing over here as they are in US, I wanted to make sure the guests KNEW that it was a costume party (even though it does mention so quickly in the invite wording, but you never know what some people miss or look over), so I made an extra little tag to add in the envelope with the invite:

And then for the envelopes:
I printed out their names in a "scary" type font and cut it out with fancy scissors.  Then I added a piece of torn black paper to the corner...I was going to glue on a pair of googly eyes again to make it look spooky, but it ended up looking more like a black triangle version of Spongebob Squarepants or something, so I just omitted the eyes.

And to make sure that the tag didn't end up being overlooked in the bottom of the envelope, I just sealed the envelope with some of the tag ribbon sticking that it can't be missed.

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Monica said...

So clever to google those images. VERY CLEVER, indeed.

xxx Monica

Antonella said...

This is a very cute invitation!! Love the scary letters and the glitter, of course - lol. I'm glad I followed you here from the Sundae Scoop Link Party, I'm also linking.
Hugs, antonella :-)