i thought i'd share a little flashback of halloween invitations today and offer them up as a little inspiration for anyone planning a party this year. halloween is big fun in our neighborhood and when mignon was in playgroup, a neighbor and i started throwing an annual trick or treat bash for the group and then it kind of exploded into something bigger until she moved away and i took a break from it. i'll start with the pics and add some more notes below...
if you've been reading my blog a while, you might remember that i love the words of an invitation (including and especially, the rsvp!) as much as the images--they really help complete the story in a fun way! catherine and i used to brainstorm fun words from known phrases, old invitations, online sources, etc. and tweak them to make them work for us. the stamps are all retired su! i think, but there are lots of cute new images that would work for sure--think a muse!
i created most of these using my word processing program. i think the last one was probably done in adobe indesign, which is what i use now. on that one, i drew the bubbling cauldron on the computer and printed it with the words. when i create these type of invitations, i set up the words with graphics i create if any, and format them exactly how i want them, four to a page, leaving room for whatever i'm stamping. then after printing and cutting, i stamp and layer. although i do folded invitations for some things, i create flat ones the most because they're so easy to throw up on a bulletin board and usually use a little less paper. i also love adding a little teaser on the envelope when possible!
hopefully i can stamp something new for tomorrow!