Hello there friends! It's Laura from Make Life Lovely, and I'm just "dying" to share this spooky gate Halloween invitation cover with you! I also created free Halloween party invitation printables that I'm sharing with you over on my blog, so feel free top hop on over and download those for your spooky soiree this Halloween!
Once you've printed the invitations, then you can make this intricate Gothic gate cover that slips right over the invitation. I LOVE getting creative and entertaining for friends and family year-round, especially at Halloween time. There's something magical and fun about Halloween that I love, and projects like this create the little details that make my events just a bit more fun and are perfect for impressing my guests and letting them know that I care!
Tim Holt's new Gothic Gate die is absolutely amazing. The intricacy of this die and all of the details are just gorgeous! Here are the supplies you will need for this DIY:
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Tim Holtz's Gothic Gate
- Standard Magnetic Platform
- Die Brush & Foam Pad
- Standard Cutting Pad
Other Materials Used:
- Black glitter paper (or black card stock)
To create the gate I stacked the magnetic platform, a Cutting Pad, some black glitter paper, the Gothic Gate die (face down), then another cutting pad on top. I rolled it all through my trusty Big Shot twice since the paper I was using was pretty thick, then I removed the die and paper gate.
Because the die has such tiny cuts and openings, the Die Brush and Foam Pad will help you remove all the small circles and pieces. You can also use a pick, but it will take just a bit longer.
Next I cut a long piece of black glitter card stock that's a few inches tall. I centered and wrapped it around my free Halloween party invitation printables, then folded the ends over the edges of the invitation.
I placed my gate along the ends of the paper, then trimmed the paper so that the end of each gate barely covered the ends of the paper. Then I glued each of the ends of the gate to the paper.
To complete the look, I just slipped the invitation into my Gothic gate invitation cover. Doesn't it add a lot to the invitation? I just love how it turned out!
Now it's time to start planning a Halloween party to go with them. I'm always up for a party! It's one of my favorite ways to create memories with those I love. ;)