Thursday, January 21, 2016

It's a Mardi Gras Party with Graphic 45!

Short days and cold weather can surely lead to the winter blues so I think a fun party is in order!  There are lots of things to celebrate in the winter, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, March Madness,  Mardi Gras, I'm sure there are others.

I've designed these simple but fun invitations and favors for a Mardi Gras party.  You could change up the colors and adapt for any party theme.  Since mason jars are the "thing" these days,  I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into my design for hand delivered party invitations.  I've attached the invites to a mason jelly jar that I've filled with beads; a must for proper Mardi Gras attire!  I used the pillow box template on the Graphic 45 8 x 8 pad to make pillow box favors that I'll fill with more beads and candies.

I designed a simple party invitation and found a fun graphic you can download to use with your invitations and favors.  Download here:

The assembly process will go faster if you gather all your supplies and then cut out as many pieces as you will need for all your invitations.  Then you can quickly assemble all you invitations at once.  

Here's a Snapguide tutorial to show you how to make and assemble the party invitations and favors.

There are many options in the various Graphic 45 collections.  You want to use papers in purple, green and gold.  Here are some suggestions:
  • Rare Oddities Collection:

Brews and Potions - purple
Articles of Antquity - green
Random Relics - purple print
  • Nutcracker Sweet Collection:  Nutcracker Sweet - purple
  • An Eerie Tale Collection:  Gone Batty - green
  • Bohemian Bazaar Collection:  Bohemian Bazaar - green
  • Mother Goose Collection:  Pocketful of Posies - gold/yellow

Graphic 45 Staples ATC Tags
Pillow Box template from back of 8 x 8 paper pad

Other supplies:
8 oz jelly jars with lids
Yellow cardstock
Graphics and invitation template:
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis 2nd largest die
EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch

Here's to a successful party and remember you can easily change the color scheme and graphics and use this idea for any kind of party.

1 comment:

  1. The G45 rare oddities papers are absolutely perfect for Mardi Gras, aren't they? I would never have thought of that. Great idea!


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