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Hey everyone! So I"m hosting a tea party in a few weeks and decided to be super crafty and make the invitations myself. I am uhb-sessed with stamps and even though the rustic thing is theoretically going out of style, I can't help but think stamps will be around forever. The classic font, the fun shapes, the colors, the DIY-aspect. Stamping is cheap, easy and of course, fun. I tend to stamp everything from my Christmas cards to my toiletry baskets. 

I went to Paper Source for all my materials, but you may go anywhere you like! Cutting your own cardstock is much cheaper than what I did, which was buy pre-cut cards, but I'm leaving the country on Tuesday, so I figured screw it. Here's what you'll need:

Cardstock colors of your choice


Rubber cement

Rubber stamps (one for invite, one for envelope seal, and letters)

Ink pads (I bought two colors, one for envelopes and one for invites)

Ink pen for writing invite info (I used Pigma Micron 05, or .45 mm)


First you'll glue your smaller pieces of cardstock to your bigger ones using the rubber cement. You do NOT need a lot of this stuff; it's hella strong. I just eyeballed it, but you can measure if ya like. Next, you'll do your stamping. Create whichever designs you like! just make sure to leave a space for any invite info. Finally, you'll write in your invitation details. I used a pencil and piece of paper to make fine lines on which to write that I erased later. If you want to free-hand, go for it!

And that's it! I can't wait to send these invites out, drink some tasty tea, and use these awesome stamps over and over again. This is a good project for weddings, too, especially if you want to save money. It's certainly more time-consuming than ordering invites, and you need to have decent handwriting, but it can save you a ton of cash. 

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Enjoy making your own invites! (And your own parties).



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