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Flower Party Invitations

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Halloween Invitation Mask

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Other Ideas:
Entertaining, Halloween
Make a one-of-a-kind Halloween card or invitation using these simple instructions.
Materials
  • Halloween paper pad
  • Grid ruler
  • Bone folder
  • White or off-white card stock
  • Craft knife
  • Invitation message template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Writing pen
  • Wide-tipped glue pen
  • Glitter
  • Haunted House craft punch
  • Mask template
  • Stapler
  • Screw punch
  • 1/8- to 1/4-inch-wide black elastic
  • Transparent tape
  • Standard legal-sized envelope (optional)
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Owl Invitations

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Frightening fetes call for equally spirited invitations. This Halloween, tempt nocturnal visitors with a menacing wide-eyed owl. The creatures have movable body parts, attached with miniature brads, which make them compact to send and spook-tacular to receive.
Materials
  • Owl invitation
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Teddy Bear Fold-Out Baby Shower Invitation

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A beloved and enduring tradition, baby showers call for memorable invitations. The idea explained here is easy to make and is sure to generate excitement over the occasion.
Materials
  • Handmade Card Kit
  • Custom-Paper Stationery Kit, available at The Catalog for Living
  • Scalloped paper edgers
  • Teddy bear rotary craft punch by Marvy Uchida
  • White card stock
  • Vellum paper
  • Blue or pink card stock
  • White envelopes (A-2 size)
  • Daisy patterned fabric (Schoolhouse Quilt Shoppe)
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Skeleton Invitations

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Rock Climbing Birthday Party Invitations and Name Tags

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Materials
  • For Invitations and Name Tags: Permanent markers
  • Clear shipping labels
  • Oak tags
  • Scissors
  • Nova-Brite cord (available at marine-supply or outdoor-sporting-goods stores)
  • Small rocks, about 2 ounces
  • Bubble-lined envelope (optional)
  • Carabiner-style key rings
  • Sports water bottle with loop top (see sources)
  • For Gorp: Dry-roasted peanuts (or use Cheerios or Fritos)
  • Raisins
  • M&M's
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Mesh bags
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Fourth of July Clip-Art Invitations

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Severed Finger Invitation

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Message in a Bottle Invitations

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Other Ideas:
Card making, Glass, Halloween
Lure guests from their homes with messages in apothecary-style bottles. The paper owes its decrepit look not to years in a crypt but to being dyed with tea. Send the bottles in mailing tubes with a few pieces of raffia for cushioning.
Materials
  • Invitation Template
  • Glass bottles: sunburstbottle.com
  • Plain paper
  • Strong black tea (optional)
  • Plastic bin (optional)
  • Uncoated 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper (optional)
  • Paper towels (optional)
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Spiderweb Halloween Invitation

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Prepare Halloween party guests for a fright-filled night with these creepy-crawly invitations.
Materials
  • Punch Around the Page Spider Web corner and edge punches, by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Black, white card stock, by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Orange patterned paper
  • Black permanent felt-tip pen
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or craft knife, by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Vellum
  • Fine-tip glue pen
  • Spider punch, by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Double-sided tape
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