Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Invitations

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Glow in the Dark Halloween Invitations

What is more fun than a party for Halloween?  This year, start the fun out by sending invitations that glow.  Add the spookiness to your party by creating glow in the dark invitations using Glow-In-The Dark Mod Podge.

These can be created in any size you would like.  This one was made using the standard invitation size of 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.   They fit perfectly into an A-2 sized envelope.

Black Card Base

Start by cutting a piece of black cardstock that measures 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score it in half at 4 ¼”.  Fold it closed and run your finger along the score line to make a crisp fold.

Emboss

Place the front panel of the card inside an embossing folder (Swiss Dots by Provo Craft was used here) and run it through your die cut machine to emboss it.  Lay the card base aside for now.

Circle Die

Cut a 3 ¼” circle using a die set or a circle cutter and glass mat from yellow cardstock.  Remember you will need to cut enough circles for the number of invitations you will need for your guests.

Glow in the Dark Mod Podge

Add a little less than a dime sized circle of the Glow-In-The Dark-Mod Podge to the center of the circle and use the brush tool (or the Foam Tools by Mod Podge) to spread the Mod Podge across the entire circle.  Repeat this step several times allowing it to dry completely in between each addition.  The more you add the more it will glow.

Stamp

After the Mod Podge is completely dry and not tacky, use a Halloween themed stamp (Mindscape Pumpkin by Inkadinkado used here) and a black ink pad to stamp onto the circle.  Lay it aside to allow the ink to completely dry on it.  NOTE:  Do not use a heat tool to dry the ink as it will heat up the Mod Podge, too.

Mod Podge Yellow Strip

Take a strip of yellow cardstock and cover it with several layers of Glow-In-The Dark Mod Podge allowing each layer to dry before doing the next one.

Punch the letters for the invitation out using the Alphabet Punch Set by Martha Stewart.   Add adhesive to the backs of the letters using a Xyron machine.   HINT:  Remove the extra adhesive around the letters by using an embossing tool and completely outlining each one making sure to get into all of the open areas.

Alphabet Punch

Attach the circle onto the card base using a tape runner and add the letters above it to finish the invitation.

Halloween is quickly approaching so be sure to get a start on your party planning today by creating these fun and spooky invitations.  You’ll be off to a great start with these. I guarantee that your party goers won’t forget about coming after seeing their invitation glow night after night in the dark.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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