How to Make Cute Tea Party Invitations

You can create your own special tea party invitations that actually have a teabag tucked into them as part of the design! This will delight your guests and inspire you to come up with more tea-related items for the party.

Steps

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    Determine how many cards need to be made. Gather the needed supplies listed below and be sure you have enough of everything.
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    Make the envelopes.
    • Trace an envelope shape on the cream craft paper.
    • Trace an envelope shape on the floral craft paper
    • Cut each out and glue them to each other.
    • Assemble the envelope so that the floral paper is placed on the inside, and secure the seams with a glue stick. Set it aside to dry. Repeat this step until desired amount of envelopes is completed.
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    Create the basic cards.
    • Trace the unopened greeting card onto the cream cardstock.
    • Cut it out using paper cutter or scissors. Repeat this step until the desired amount of blank cards is completed.
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    Cut the round paper doily in half. Glue it to the bottom half of the front of the card so that the arch is pointing upward. Repeat for all cards.
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    Print or transfer a tea-themed image to the pastel multipurpose paper. Cut the image to 3 in. x 5 in. (7.5cm x 12.5cm).
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    Glue the tea image to the center of the front of the card in a pocket-like format (gluing down only three sides and leaving a slit open at the top).
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    Slide the teabag into the tea image pocket. Repeat this step until the desired amount of cards is completed.
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    Using the pastel multipurpose paper, cut a blank piece 3 in. x 5 in. Attach this paper piece to the center of the back of the card. Repeat this step until the desired amount is completed.
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    Set the cards aside to dry.
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    On the back of each card, use the black ultra-fine point sharpie marker to write the following:
    • Line one: "Join us for a spot of tea" (or something similar).
    • Line two: date.
    • Line three: time.
    • Lines four and five: location.
    • Line five: name(s) of host(s).
    • Line six: RSVP information.
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    Embellish the card and envelope as desired by using a variety of materials, once the cards and envelopes have completely dried.
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    Place each card into their respective envelopes, and seal them with a gold sticker. Address each card using the gold pen and send on their way.

Tips

  • Any color paper can be used for the cards and the envelopes. What's posted here is merely a suggestion.
  • You may also wish to print out the information inside using your home computer, rather than using the black ultra-fine marker.

Warnings

  • If you choose to use a wet adhesive instead of a glue stick, be careful how much you use, because it will make the paper wavy.
  • Watch out for the marker bleeding through the paper.

Things You'll Need

  • Cream or beige cardstock: 8 in. x 11 in. You can cut two cards from this size.
  • Cream or beige craft paper: 12 in. x 12 in. You can cut one envelope from this size.
  • Pastel multi-purpose paper: 8 in. x 11 in.
  • Floral craft paper: 12 in. x 12 in. You can cut one envelope from this size.
  • Round paper doilies
  • Greeting card (to use as template): 4 in. x 6 ? in. unfolded
  • Greeting card envelope (to use as template): 4 in. by 6 ? in.
  • Teacup or other tea themed clip art of choice 3 in. x 5 in.
  • Tea bags (preferably in their wrappers still, unopened)
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Cutting tool ( knife, for example)
  • Embellishments (i.e. rubber stamped images, paper punches, borders, glitter, charms, gel pens, die cut images, stickers, etc.)
  • Gold pen
  • Black super-fine point sharpie marker
  • Gold stickers: floral or tea themed

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