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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011


  • 100 percent vellum tracing paper, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, by Staedtler;

  • Spray adhesive

  • Glassine paper, in pale and dark pink, 24 inches by 36 inches; New York Central Art Supply, 212-473-7705

  • Wooden craft sticks

  • Self-adhesive paper


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Write in party information. Cut out pops.

  4. Sandwich sticks between cut-outs, and glue together with glue stick. Repeat for more invitations.

  5. Print clip art for the "sprinkle" envelope labels on self-adhesive paper; write in addresses, and affix to glassine envelopes.

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