Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Year's Invitations!

Good day, Crafters!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas last week.  A belated Mele Kalikimaka from all of us here at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts!  It's almost 2016 and we all know it's never too early to get ready for the next big holiday.  So, today I will be showing you how to make some beautiful invitations for your New Year's party.  I'm someone who loves the gold, white and black combo for the "Golden Hour" theme, so today I will be showing you how to make a fun and sparkly invitation using a beautiful gold star vellum paper that we carry.


Supplies Needed
WeRMemory Envelope Punch Board
Fiskar's Paper Trimmer
Black Fine Point DecoColor Paint Marker
Double-Stick Tape
Medium Vellum Paper
Vellum Paper with Gold Stars

*Nope, that's not gold confetti!  


Let's get started!

First, you're going to refer to the sizing chart on your punch board.  It goes by the 
size of your card, so after you find that, you will see what size you need to make your paper square from your 12x12 inch piece of star vellum paper.  After cutting it down to size, follow the instructions on your board to cut out your envelope.  Be sure that your paper is face down so that your scoring will allow the flaps to fold inward!

Next, cut out two pieces of double-sided tape and stick them onto the shorter inner flaps like so and tape them down!

After that, you're going to get started on the hand-lettering!  I chose a fun and casual script style so that it would match the simple elegance of the scattered cold stars.  Because this is vellum, you could draw your design on another piece of paper, put it underneath your vellum and then trace over it.  But here I decided to wing it.lol  I went over my lettering another time to make sure that it was bold and opaque.

Let your lettering dry and you're finished!

There is so many things you can do with vellum when it comes to invitations and letters.
You could use plain medium vellum paper to make an envelope and put not only your invitation inside, but some colorful confetti or sequins inside as well!  It's a fun way to add sparkle and pizzazz!  A bold and bright font on the front would match that perfectly!

As always, have fun and see you all in 2016!
Erika @ PC

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I love the envelope and your handwriting is gorgeous. Thanks for posting.