My theme for this party was a (somewhat) British Afternoon Tea and the colors were spring based with purple, green, and yellow. I wanted the invitations to reflect all of that!
However, you can change the image and colors used to suit your party.
To see this instruction all in one page check out my blog: TeaforTeal
Step 1: Supplies
Pre-made plain paper card OR thick paper that you can fold into cards (mine were purple)
Fancy paper (the yellow and white flower paper)
Individually wrapped tea sachets
Fancy shaped scissors that create patterns when used
I went to PaperSource and bought a pack of green envelopes, purple premade folded cards, and a giant piece of yellow flowery paper. I think it all cost a total of $15. So, I could have bought premade cards for the same price but then I wouldn’t have a fun project!
Step 2: Teapot Template
2. Cut your fancy paper into the correct size for the teapot.
Step 3: Cutting Out the Teapots
4. Use an exacto-knife with a cutting board as backing and cut out the middle part of the teapot handle.
Step 4: Glue Time!
6. I jazzed up the cards a bit by cutting a wave into the bottom of the card. This would be easier with shaped scissors but it wasn’t time consuming with regular scissors either.
Step 5: The Invitation Part
Step 6: The Names!
Another type of fancy pen or even a sharpie will work as well though.
Step 7: The Final Touch
Step 8: Conclusion
The final result is a totally customizable and unique card. You could make any silhouette from flowers to faces and the color scheme is easily changeable. Include a sweet touch like a seed packet for a garden party or a rice sachet for a wedding invitation and take the invitation up one more notch!