Bat-iful party invitations

It must be late, because I can’t come up with a very good play-on-words for the title of this post. These invitations were my other project last year while awaiting Tessa. My sister was in town to help me with childbirth, so the least I could do was make her Halloween party invitations.

These were fun to make, and much easier than the Haunted house invitations I had made for her years before, with windows and doors that open and close. (Yes, insanity!)

I found the inspiration at an invitation shop online (sorry I don’t remember where). I used black 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, and cut it in half to make 2 sets of wings. I designed the orange inserts and printed four invitations per 8 1/2 x 11 page. I made a template to cut the wings making sure to leave enough room in the center for the orange insert and folded and scored the wings to give them veins. (Clear as mud?)

Happy Haunting!
credit: frame Rhonna Farrer


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  1. This is great…and BTW I like

  2. wedogmomma says

    You have mad skills…

    consider yourself admired

  3. michelle @ sweet mady's says

    so creative, love it!

  4. Can’t remember if I’ve commented here before, but I’m loving your blog…These are fabulous!

  5. Very cute!

  6. Oh! I like that! I am not a paper crafter, I admit… But I am a paper crafter admirer! 🙂

  7. Nola Mommy says

    Those are awsome

  8. Pink & Green Mama says

    So cute! I love the embossed wing veins. Very COOL!

  9. Pink & Green Mama says

    So cute! I love the embossed wing veins. Very COOL!

  10. Pink & Green Mama says

    So cute! I love the embossed wing veins. Very COOL!

  11. Thanks, guys! They really were easy compared to my usual projects.

    Shanda, it is so funny that you commented on this post, because these invitations were made for my sister, Shanda. That isn’t a name you hear all the time, so at first I thought you were my sister, commenting. Ironic, huh?

  12. restyled home says

    What a great idea! I am looking for an invitation idea for our annual pumpkin carving party.

    Please stop by my blog for a give-away contest I am hosting. I think you will like it…!


  13. The Buccilli Family says

    These invitations are adorable! You are very creative! I will definitely be back to see what you have come up with next :o)

  14. These are great. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  15. Amy from Texas says

    You are just Mrs. Creative! I love these batty invites:-)

    Happy Halloween!

  16. paisley penguin says

    This is so great! Really creative. Found you from CSI project.

  17. Do you have the template you used here???

    • I don’t have a template, LAnie. The main reason, is that I used the full width of a 12×12 sheet of cardstock. That would be hard to share unless I changed the dimensions. As I recall, I cut the sheet in half, so each invitation was 12×6 before the cutting and folding. I folded it in thirds, so that the middle third is 4 inches wide, and that is the size of the rectangular invitation (4×6). Then I just scalloped either side. to look like batwings. Once I made one invite that I liked, I used that as my template. I also scored some veins from the top of each wing, down to the scallop point. I hope that helps!

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