No-Melt Pop Invitations
Retro-looking ice pops conjure sweet flashbacks -- and, in the form of invitations, set the tone for a summer party. Glassine and vellum papers give the cutouts a frosty, fresh-from-the-freezer look.
- Come on Over Clip Art
- Happy Summer! Clip Art
- Let's Celebrate! Clip Art
- Mailing Labels Clip Art
- 100 percent vellum tracing paper, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, by Staedtler; staples.com
- Spray adhesive
- Glassine paper, in pale and dark pink, 24 inches by 36 inches; New York Central Art Supply, 212-473-7705
- Glue stick
- Wooden craft sticks
- Self-adhesive paper
- Glassine envelopes, paperpresentation.com
Print the clip art onto a sheet of vellum. spray adhesive on a blank sheet of vellum, and adhere it to reverse side of printed sheet.
Rip 2 strips of pale-pink glassine (to cover the top third of each pop shape), and 1 strip of dark-pink glassine roughly twice as wide; arrange them as shown. Secure the strips to vellum with spray adhesive.
Write in party information. Cut out pops.
Sandwich sticks between cut-outs, and glue together with glue stick. Repeat for more invitations.
Print clip art for the "sprinkle" envelope labels on self-adhesive paper; write in addresses, and affix to glassine envelopes.