Friday, April 6, 2012

Guest Post - Party Invitations

Hi there!  My name is Amber, and I write about being a thoughtful friend over at A Thoughtful Blog.  When Margaret posted a couple weeks ago with openings for guest bloggers, I thought it sounded like a fun opportunity.  I love the mini envelope punches that Margaret sells in her shop (and the engagement party invitations and thank yous she made with them!), so I thought I would show you a fun invitation I made using the mini punch as well.
A few years ago, I did a “tiny” party for my daughter’s 5th birthday and made tiny invitations to go inside the mini envelopes. Our invitees opened four different envelopes to get to the invitation inside.
By the time you get to the final envelope, you feel like you’ve uncovered a little treasure.  :)
I handmade my coin envelopes so that I could adjust their depth to fit the glassine envelopes without swallowing them.  I learned this trick in a card making book for kids by Klutz:  run a line of adhesive at the spot where you want your envelope to close up so that your insert doesn’t sink down and get lost inside.
The outside will look just the same, but the inside will be a custom fit.  I love this trick!
This envelope set up would be perfect for an everyday hello as well—just alter your tiny card to suit whatever you are wanting to say.  The fun is in the extra steps your recipient has to take to get to the mini message inside.
So there you have it—another way to incorporate those cute mini envelopes into your stationery.  
Have a great time in Portland, Margaret, and thanks so much for having me today! 
Supplies used:  4-bar envelope and insert, small glassine envelopes—Paper Source, coin envelope template (#1 baby envelope template)—Paper Source, mini envelope punch, similar to one sold by Paper Pastries
All photos by Amber from a thoughtful blog.
If you're interested in being a guest blogger, read more about it here.


  1. This is so cute! I love the teeniest little envelope inside. Adorable :)
    xo Heather

    1. Thanks, Heather! Glad you liked it. Those teeny envelopes are kind of addicting. :)

  2. Such a sweet little mailable note! That trick of running some adhesive to close off the part of the envelope you're not using also works when you want to send a square card without paying the extra $.20 for a square envelope. :)

    1. Hi, Melissa! Ah, so you use the trick too . . . I bet that's what the tip was intended for in the first place Will have to keep that in mind. :) Thanks for saying hello here!

  3. I got your letter today!! Thanks lady, I'll respond soon. Have a great trip!

  4. I like the mini envelope with tiny invitation on it and it has a coin as token that's a great idea there lady.



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