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"Boo-tiful" Party Invitations

"If to a spooky party you 
would really like to go,
On Halloween then hasten to
the place described below."

 

Use this poem in your card, filling in your name, address, and the time all spirits must rise to the occasion.

"Boo" invitations

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. They were mailed to each guest as part of our "Boo-tiful" Halloween Baby Shower.

 

If planning to mail the invitation, measure the envelope first and size the card accordingly (usually about 1/4 inch smaller all around).

materials

  • Patterned scrapbook paper (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween Elegant Paper Pad, $7.99 for 48 sheets, michaels.com)

  • Black cardstock

  • Tokens (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Haunted House Chipboard Diecuts, $1.99 for 9, michaels.com)

  • Scissors

  • Double-sided tape

  • Black ribbon

steps

  1. Cut metallic "BOO!" greeting from patterned scrapbook paper (or write by hand). Flip item over, and mark the corners, 1/2 inch from corners. Use those marks to determine where to cut slits in the decorative paper to insert the corners of greeting. Apply double-sided tape to back of decorative paper, avoiding slits. Position on patterned paper, and smooth to adhere. Cover patterned page with plain black paper and add "BOO" greeting to the cover. 

    bootiful halloween party invitations materials
  2. Add themed tokens such as diecut ravens, haunted houses, and a luminous full moon.

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