Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fortune Teller Invitation {Cootie Catcher}








Amanda and I are planning a bachelorette weekend for my sister, Elizabeth. We choose an oriental theme and thought a fortune teller (cootie catcher) would make a unique, theme appropriate, invitation. I found instructions for folding a cootie catcher on Martha Stewart's website. There you'll also find other creative uses for these childhood staples.

As a kid, I waited with baited breath hoping for the future I dreamed of while my friends counted, opening and closing the paper creation that held my future. Will I ever Marry? How many kids will I have? Will I be a millionaire? There were many times, I must admit, that I was quite distraught by the answers I was given. 15 children?! Alone forever? I'll live as a bum? Oh my....Then of course there were the fantasies of driving a Dodge Viper and winning the lottery. Elizabeth's dreams of marriage are coming true. We are excited and can't wait to celebrate with her.

Amanda and I visited an Asian Market in College Station on Saturday. My first Asian market ever. Quiet interesting....kinda smelly, but a good cultural experience.

So, what do you think? Lay some comment love on me. I'm starting to wonder if people really read this blog! Happy Monday.

7 comments:

  1. You're just too clever and so good at all these things! I want to come to the party simply for the invitation!...self entertainment at its best. I envy your skills...buuuut not enough to attempt these things myself. I'll gladly leave it with you, the perfectionist professional. Ciao!

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  2. I love this, great idea and great colors!

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  3. I agree with Alexis... love it and GREAT colors

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  4. WONDERFUL!! I love it! Very clever, cute, and fun.

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  5. These were SO fun! Thank you!

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  6. Did you make these fortune teller invations yourself or did you purchase them. My 7 year old daughter is wanting to may fortune teller invations for her 8 birthday, but unfortunally she has a mother who is not very creative or talented. That is way I'm looking on the internet for ideas and I love yours just what she is looking for. Any help would be greatly appricated.
    Mome in need

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  7. Hi Mom In Need! Yes, I made these invitations using Adobe InDesign. They were fairly large and had to be printed on tabloid size paper. A simple alternative for you might be to create handmade invitations. Begin with a square piece of paper (maybe a fancy scrapbook paper even). Fold paper into a cootie catcher then unfold. Using my flat, unfolded sample above as a guide, fill in the appropriate information by hand. Embellish with stickers and spray glitter. You can find folding instructions here: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/sundae-bestcele Best of luck!

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