I recently finished a custom Halloween invitation order and just received a message that more are needed. My customer LOVED the design and says she can’t get over how cute they are. She left the creative design up to me and didn’t even see them until they were delivered, as she wanted it to be a surprise for her as well!
With so many people suffering food allergies and sensitivities, it can be hard for kids to go out for Halloween and safely receive treats that they can eat. A project was started called the Teal Pumpkin Project that encourages families to place a teal pumpkin outside their home, which helps children to know when a home has non-food treats available for children with allergies. My customer has children with food allergies/sensitivities and decided it would be fun to hold an allergen friendly costume party at Halloween time as an alternative to the kids going out trick or treating.
I loved having the ability to create a fun and unique invitation for her and had to do some digging in my Stampin’ Up! stash to find the perfect items to create it. I take care to ensure that one element of the card is teal coloured and while we currently do not have any true teal colours, I find the Island Indigo to be the closest in colour and used that for my card base.
While I used retired Designer Series paper for the card as I had no current DSP in stock, I felt the card base was a bit plain so I added some cute spiders, stamped in Archival Basic Black ink from the set Jar of Haunts.
The ‘monsters’ on the card front were stamped and punched out using the new Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter punch. I created a template for the little coffin and hand cut them to size. Aren’t they adorable?
The You’re Invited is from an old, retired set called “Introducing”. I am so thankful that I still had this set as it worked perfectly for this invitation.
I printed up the information for the inside on the computer on Whisper White cardstock and attached using SNAIL adhesive.
The final touch was the packaging! I couldn’t give them to her without making it match in some way and since I forgot to make a package at home as I intended and I was meeting my customer after work on my home, I made a quick pit stop at the dollar store and picked up the perfect black, organza, spider web pouch! I love it!
What do you think? Are you loving the Cookie Cutter Halloween set yet?