Kids can invite their friends to a tea party with these cute teapot invitations from Unforgettable Invitations by Melissa Giles. The guests will love receiving these "grown-up" tea party invites in the mail. Let the birthday kid help pick out paper for these invites. Project from C&T Publishing.
- Downloadable pfd pattern for teapot
- Solid Color Card Stock: 9 letter size sheets
- Patterned Paper: 6 letter size sheets
- Vellum Paper: 3 sheets letter size
- Envelopes to fit 7 x 7 tea pot: 12
- Adhesive Glue Roller Applicator
- X-Acto Blade to cut tea pot inside handle
- decorative embellishments
Layout your invitation in your layout program. You can fit 4 per letter size paper.
The size of the invitation is 3x 3¾. The text area is approximately 2¾ x 3
- Draw a box 3w x 3¾ h
tip: The box lines should be faint so that you can see them just enough to cut, but won’t be too noticeable if some of the line shows after cutting.
- Start your text about ½ from the top to leave room for the lid which will cover that area
Hint: Leave space on the sides, you don’t want to accidentally cut any text off.
- Once you have your invitation just right, Copy and Paste so that you have 4 invitations on your page.
- Print on vellum paper.
- Cut 4 templates:
tea pot front (cut along the dotted line)
teapot back (do not cut along the dotted line)
(You won’t be making a template for the invitation front piece because you printed it directly on the vellum.)
Tip: Use an X-Acto blade to cut the inside of the tea pot handle
- Trace templates on to back side of paper
2 tea pot fronts and 2 tea pot lids per patterned paper
2 tea pot backs per solid paper
4 invitation backs per solid paper
4 invitation fronts per vellum paper
- Cut all pieces.
- One line of glue on top of vellum invitation front, line up and attach to invitation back
- Glue lid to invitation back placing over the invitation front
- Glue only edges of front to the back leaving space in the center for the invitation to slide in and out.
- Slide invitation into the tea pot and leave as is or finish with a pretty embellishment.