Our next project was sent to us by a reader who clearly has a great hand for crafts! These Invitation Packages are a little more complicated than other projects, but I wanted to share as I think they are so cute…and I think that you can use this idea as inspiration to create your own projects!
Heavy Weight Decorative Paper in 2-3 styles (I used the purple card stock and a straw-like stock)
Glue or other adhesive
Decorative Stamp and White Pigment Ink
Tissue Paper, cut to size
2″ Circular Punch
1/8″ Hole Punch
1. I made a folder for the invitation using heavy paper. I cut out a 10×7 rectangle with a triangular section below the right side.
2. I used a bone folder to score the middle (where the folder’s spine is) and at the bottom of of the right side so the triangular part could be folded upward.
3. Then I glued the right side of the triangle to the right edge of the folder to make a pocket.
4. I stamped the triangular pocket of the folder using white pigment ink.
5. Then I cut a 5×7 piece of paper doily and glued it to the cover of the folder.
6. I glued the invitation card on the left inside of the folder and stuffed the enclosures in the right hand pocket with the tissue paper rectangles between the cards.
7. I used a 2-inch circular punch to make a paper disc and stamped our initials on it using white pigment ink. Then I punched two 1/8″ of an inch holes on either side of it.
8. I cut rectangles of different colored tissue paper to use between the cards.
9. I closed the folder with the contents inside and tied satin ribbon around the middle, threading through the holes in the paper disc and tying it behind the disc. Then I took a straw flower and glued it on the back side of the paper disc.
10. To make the liner, trace the envelope onto a sheet of pretty paper. Cut it out and trim the upper triangular portion about half an inch on either side and trimmed the other 3 rectangular sides by about 1/8 of an inch.
11. Finally I stuffed the folder into the envelope and tied the envelope with twine (like a package) and tied a bow on the front with a couple 1-inch paper discs threaded onto it. I put that envelope into a slightly larger vellum/glassine envelope. I put stickers that were addressed on the front of the glassine envelope (the font is Memoir from Veer).