Hey Guys! I thought you might like to see my Halloween party invitation that I did a few years ago. It may inspire you, or you may find something you can use in your invitations. I found these cardboard coffins that you can mail and dreamed up this invitation.
I aged the cardboard with thinned down acrylic paint and stamped the skull in the middle. On the other side I printed mailing labels and they were actually sent through the regular mail.
When you opened the coffin there was Spanish moss and a skeleton tied to a rolled invitation. The skeletons I cut off of a garland I got from Oriental Trading Company. And because I didn't want to use paper (which is too hard to unroll and have it look good) I ended up using cheap cotton fabric and aging it with tea. I cut it to size, and then glued wooden dowels painted black and rolled it up.
For the printed wording I used a t-shirt transfer and printed out the invitation onto the transfer (backwards) and then ironed it onto the stained fabric.
It was a great party and I had a blast doing it. The RSVP info was printed on the inside of the coffin and the rules to the "Who Am I" game that we played that night were printed on a piece of orange cardstock on the inside bottom of the coffin. It was the "Boneyard Bash" and it was probably my best party ever. I need to throw one again..but I just can't seem to find the time.