Oh, tea parties. The fanciest of parties with the most particular of food. It’s great fun to go out for high tea or to host a party at home. Just recently we had a gaggle of girls over to celebrate my oldest daughter’s birthday. Today, I’m sharing two versions of our embossed DIY tea party invitations!
I sometimes second-guess myself as a crafter, and so I grabbed another piece of cardstock and tried again. This time, I broke out the sewing machine and added straight and zig-zag stitches to the cardstock.
In the end, I thought both sets of cards were simple and cute, so I used them both! When you’re zipping off 15 of these babies (yes, I know – FIFTEEN!), you’ll want the tutorial to be a fairly straightforward one.
DIY tea party invites supplies:
- Darice Tea Cup Embossing Folder
- Core’dinations Time Holtz Kraft-Core Classic Collection Cardstock
- Sanding Block
- Plain Cardstock (for tag)
- Glue Gun
- Darice Red and White Baker’s Twine
- Sewing Machine (threaded with cotton thread)
I used my Sizzix die cutting machine to emboss the paper. In this image, I’m using my Big Shot, as it’s my go-to for most sizes of projects.
When I was making the baker’s twine version of the card, I created a little tag (similar to the ones attached to tea bags) and added “You’re Invited” in fine tip marker. A little glue-gun action, and it was done!
Sewing machines work wonderfully well on paper. I used a zig-zag stitch on the crease of the card, and then straight-stitched the little “string” coming from the tea bag.
But you can tell me – do you prefer them unsanded? Or sanded?
Either or, I love these simple cards inviting a friend – or 15 friends – over for a tea party. Nothing makes me feel fancier than finger sandwiches and cups and saucers! Check out my Mad Hatter DIY top hat tutorial for another fun tea party idea!
Which do you prefer: the baker’s twine version or the sewed cards? I can’t quite decide!
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!