As readers of my other blog will know, it is my little sister's 21st birthday this summer. She is ultra-groovy and much more trendy than me and is having a black tie garden party at our parents' house in Cheltenham.
In order to rein her rugby loving friends into suitable levels of dress and behaviour, I suggested a suitably formal invitation. The theme is 'Black Tie with a Hint of Pink' and the order of the day was economic style!!
We came up with A5 text printed onto acetate (clear plastic) and then tied through punched holes with pink organza ribbon onto cream handmade paper inlaid with pink rosepetals. I used the back of a ruler to tear the paper into shape to continue the rural, country look. This all sounds much more complicated that the process actually was: an afternoon in front of a couple of Harry Potter's and it was all done!
The flower which embellishes the text is *ssshhhh* the tatoo that she has on her left butt cheek...See I told you she was a classy girl.
This is the finished article...
And the final cost was 24pence per invitation, including envelopes.