Leaves, acorns, or dried flowers-either real or from the hobby store-add a bountiful touch to a fall fest card.
For each invitation
- One 8-1/2 x 11-inch piece of rust-color card stock (or another color as desired)
- One 8-1/2 x 11-inch piece of patterned leaf paper
- Computer and printer (optional) or pen
- One 8-1/2 x 11-inch piece of vellum
- Crafts knife and paper punch
- Raffia, at least 23 inches in length
- Decorative leaves and dried flowers
- Crafts glue
- Envelope (optional)
1. Mark card stock and patterned paper approximately 1-3/4 inches from the top and 4-1/2 inches from the bottom. Lay patterned paper on top of card stock and carefully fold at the markings.
2. Type party information on a computer (or write the information with a pen), leaving about 3-1/2 inches at the top of the page. Print a test sample. When satisfied, print out on vellum.
3. Place vellum on top of the patterned paper and fold carefully into thirds. Trim any overhang with a crafts knife. Using a paper punch, make one hole in the center of the smaller folded flap near the edge, punching through all three paper layers. Make a second hole 3/4 inch farther from the edge than the first hole. Fold so the flap with the punches is on the outside.
4. String raffia through holes and around the invitation (if desired, you can skip this step and simply wrap the invitation with raffia). Tie into a bow. Glue on leaves, dried flowers, and other seasonal trims. If desired, place in envelope to mail or deliver.
Continued on page 5: Pumpkin Carving Invitation