Halloween party invites

Set the tone for the event of the year with some dinky die-cut invitations.

1. To make the base of the invitation, trim a piece of black cardstock to measure 20 x 10cm. Score and fold in the middle to form a 10cm square card blank. Score the cover directly down the centre, hard enough that it marks both sides. Take your chosen Halloween mini die and place it 2cm down from the top, with the score line directly in the middle. Once in the right position, secure temporarily with a strip of craft tape. Place the card blank with the taped die upside down on your Xcut base plate. Line up the end of the cutting place with the scored line. Normally when cutting a die, you’d cover the entire base plate with your cutting plate, but we only want half of the die to cut this time. Once cut, fold the cover into a Z-fold, so that half of the die-cut will stand out on the right-hand side. Use a small and fine pair of scissors to carefully cut any extra negatives that are still attached to the score line. Your partial die-cut should now be complete. Sharpen the creased score lines with an Xcut paper creaser.

2. Choose a colour of cardstock and die cut the same design that you partially cut before. Use a glue pen to adhere the die-cut to the front, on top of the partial die-cut. Place it slightly offset to create a cool shadow effect. Trim a 1cm strip of white cardstock and stamp ‘Invitation’ on it with black pigment ink and the Wedding Ever After alphabet stamps. Snip both ends at an angle. Cut a 2.5cm strip in the same colour as your die-cut and adhere the sentiment with 3D foam tape. Cut the ends, leaving a small border around the sentiment. Glue this to the card with Anita’s Tacky Glue, applying the adhesive just on the left-hand side of the score line. To write your information inside, cut a white cardstock panel to measure 9.5cm square. Jot your details and pop in the post to potential party-goers!

Project and how-to instructions by Camila Bertolini.

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