If you're on board with the tea party theme, you might want to check out these simple and creative invitations that I crafted with supplies from my favorite paperie, Paper Source.
To see how to make them, read more.
I'm throwing this party for a friend who decorated her nursery in Tiffany blue, citrus orange, and brown. The couple doesn't know the baby's sex so I also wanted to be gender neutral with the invites.
What I need to buy:
- 5 1/2" orange square cards.
- 5" white square cards.
- 5 3/4" turquoise square envelopes. (note postage is $0.50 for square envelopes.)
- Brown grosgrain ribbon with white pattern.
- Brown pen for labeling.
- Standard hole punch (matching the width of your ribbon.)
- Decorative hole punch.
- Double–stick tape.
Now it's time to get down to business.
- First, decide on the text you want to put on the invitation. You might want to print a sample out on regular computer paper first to make sure there are no mistakes and so you don't waste the pretty (and more expensive) card stock. Once perfected, print out all of your invitations on the printer.
- Next, place double–stick tape on the back of the invitation and firmly press it onto the center of the orange squares.
- Mark two dots where you want to center your ribbon (about an inch apart) and punch holes on the marks.
- Take your ribbon and cut it into 5" long pieces. Thread the ribbon through the holes from front to back so the ends are on the backside. Next, pull the ends through the opposite holes and tighten the slack. Cut the edges of the ribbon at an angle to give it a finished touch and to keep it from unraveling.
- Use the decorative hole punch (a heart in my case) and punch a hole in the bottom right hand corner of your envelope.
- Place the invitation in the envelope, address, stamp, and toss in the mail!