Fall has sprung! I know that saying usually applies to spring, but I decided to use it for fall as well. In order to properly embrace the new season, I'm planning a fall themed dinner party. Everything is set in warm tones with a rustic, homey atmosphere. To get the party started on the correct foot, I'm making a rectangular invite with knots and falling leaves. To see how I made it, and to make an invite like this one in your very own home,
To make an invite similar to the one shown here you need:
- colored cardstock (in 3 Autumnal tones)
- leaf template
- satin ribbon (in two colors)
- whole punch
- computer & printer
To assemble the invitation:
- Create a new Microsoft word document. Write out the details of the party. I used Bodoni SvtyTwo ITC TT-BookItalic in size 18 bold to write:
It’s time to fall forward!
Please join me at a dinner that welcomes the season.
Saturday, September 27, 2007
7:00 in the evening
PartySugar’s House, San Francisco
Print out a test copy and check for mistakes. When satisfied with the text print out on the cardstock.
- Cut down to size in the shape of a standard envelope.
- Cut the backing cardstock down to size. Set both pieces aside.
- Print out the leaves on the final piece of cardstock and cut out their shapes. Set aside.
- Evenly punch holes into text and backing pieces of cardstock, one every 1 1/2 inches.
- With the ribbon tie the two pieces of cardstock together. Instead of tying a pretty bow, I chose to do rustic knots. Alternatively, you could weave the ribbon in between the holes for a wrapped effect.
- Once all of the holes have been closed by knotted ribbon, glue the leaf pieces onto the back of the invite.
- Send in a regular envelope, addressed with your best handwriting and sealed with a pumpkin sticker.