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Halloween Invite + Place Card

Happy Friday Eve! Today, I have a fun Halloween invitation to share with you. I received lots of cardstock and other goodies to try out from Cut Cardstock.com. So, you can say this is a personal review (over the next week). You have to check them out. They have a very large selection of all types of cardstocks, pre-scored invitations, place cards, envelopes, and other fun, hot items. I was surprised by all of the options available for paper here, so go...take a look!

I decided to try out this Pocket Fold Invitation. I've always wanted to make these, but it is super difficult because cardstock just is not large enough. Then you have to deal with the pocket and everything, which means you might as well buy one, right?! This was super easy to design because the template was already there! I trimmed down the top part a bit to show off the label a little better, but everything else remained the same. I even ran the top portion through my Cuttlebug (twice) to get the polka dot embossed image! On the inside, I used some of their shimmer cardstock. It prints extremely well. I adhered a matching label, with an attendees name to a place card.

The label was stamped using Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No. 4. The "antique key" is a rubber stamp by Rubber Stampede (picked up from Michaels or A.C. Moore). The decorative trim is a punch by EK Success (picked up from Michaels). The name on the place card was stamped using Papertrey Ink's fresh alphabet. The invite was created in Photoshop CS4.

More pictures are available on my Flickr page!

I also did another card for an Embellish challenge. Please go check it out here. Go make a card today too because the challenge does not end until late tonight!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Thursday!

I hope this gets you feeling the need for some candy! Hurry up and go pick some up, it's already starting to go on sale (trick or treater or not)!

  • Stamps :: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 4; Papertrey Ink - fresh alphabet; Rubber Stampede - antique key
  • Ink :: Stampin' Up! - basic black
  • Paper :: CutCardstock.com - pocket fold invitation, place card, shimmer cardstock; Papertrey Ink - true black, vintage cream
  • Embellishments :: Spellbinders - labels 4 nestabilities; KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Papertrey Ink - button, ribbon
  • Tools :: Provo Craft - cuttlebug, swiss dots embossing folder; EK Success - border punch; Photoshop - CS4


Kathleen said...

Ashley~love your invitation! And thanks for the links, too! My daughter is getting married next summer and I'm looking for great ideas to make that personal touch simpler and more affordable for me!

Winter said...

Great invitation! I love the colors! :)

Deb Rymer said...

Really fabulous, Ashley. Love the brightness of the orange and the elegance of the key image!

Deanna said...

Wow, so different and kewl!

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is fantastic!

Jeanne said...

Simply elegant! Love the key and the total effect of your project. The total project is stunning.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

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Heather in FL said...

Such a cute invite! I have to ask...do you get your Waltzingmouse stateside? Or do you order from "over the pond"? Just asking because I recently started seeing these everywhere and I think I'm in love, but don't know where to get them! Any suggestions?

naomi chokr said...

awesome awesome cards!!!! the waltzingmouse sets are getting really popular. i have to check them out now :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great card and colors. Love the pocket card, it turned out awesome!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow, Ashley, this is SO beautiful! Stunning work!

Anonymous said...

I keep meaning to tell you that this is freakin' amazing! This is calling to be published girl!

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