“Smell The Roses” Tea Party Invitations

"Smell The Roses" Tea Party Invite - A Tried & True Free FileYay, it’s Tried & True’s 5th Anniversary this week and I’m throwing a virtual tea party! I am surround by boys and superheroes so this is the only chance I have to throw a girly party. Bring on the pink! There will be daily tutorials on fun tea party crafts and recipes for yummy finger foods. Also, don’t forget to come back each day for awesome giveaways from my favorite craft companies. How do you like that? It’s T&T’s birthday but you get the gifts!


Today’s giveaway is sponsored by the wonderful Consumer Crafts who donated a huge Scrapbooking Gift Basket! I love working with this company and their extensive craft website. Reasonably priced and quick delivery, Consumer Crafts should be your go-to store for buying craft supplies online! Scroll to the end of this post to enter.

First things first…we need to send out the Tea Party Invitations!

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“Smell The Roses” Tea Party Invitations



1. Use the Free “Smell The Roses” Tea Party Invitations Studio Files – (01, 02) to cut the invitation from your decorative scrapbook paper. Consumer Crafts has so many scrapbook papers, you’re sure to find one to match your Tea Party theme!

"Smell The Roses" Tea Party Invite - Cut file2. Spray adhesive on the back of the invitation wrapper and glue in place.

"Smell The Roses" Tea Party Invite - Apply adesive3. Press down firmly on the entire card to make sure all the small corners and crevices adhere to the inside paper. Be careful with the smaller pieces of the letters. Not sure when I lost the little part of my “H.” 🙁

"Smell The Roses" Tea Party Invite - Wrap4. If you decided to use a dark paper for the invite, use a white gel pen or permanent marker to fill in the back. Hope you enjoy the tea party!

"Smell The Roses" Tea Party Invite - BackAnd that’s it! All you have to do now is buy some standard envelopes to fit a 4×6 card and you’re ready to invite the world to your party. Join us tomorrow as we work on the Tea Party Favors!

And to start off this week’s 5th Anniversary Festivities, I’m happy to offer this amazing Scrapbooking Basket graciously donated by Consumer Crafts! You can connect with Consumer Crafts via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good luck!

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  1. My favorite craft is any one that I can use recycled or upcycled supplies for at least part of it!

  2. Happy 5th Birthday! Love the invites Vanessa! I like how they are double sided. I need to remember that for my next invitations! Now my favorite craft… I like making things with my Silhouette (obviously) and sewing!

  3. My favorite crafts are paper quilling, scrapbooking and cards. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  4. Happy 5th Birthday. My favorite craft involves working with things I have around the house. My kids love paint.

  5. Yay! Okay, first of all HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I’m so impressed to know you’ve been blogging for 5 years. That’s awesome. And second of all, yay for tea parties and all thinks pretty in pink. I love that you’re indulging your feminine side this week. I’m all over this virtual tea party. And third of all, these invites are adorbs times infinity. I love the use of the negative space as well as the contrast of the rough wood and soft flowers. Lastly, thanks for this epic giveaway. You’re too good to us, Vanessa. Congrats again!


  7. i am new to crafting but have tried several things so far: sewing, kumihimo braiding, jewelry, wreaths, crochet and tunisian crochet. i seem to really enjoy crochet and tunisian crochet already though i am still teaching myself. but there are SO many things i want to try: weaving, embroidery, knitting, tatting, polymer clay, felting, quilting, quilling, painting, calligraphy….etc, etc, etc

  8. I love Consumer Crafts and buy there often. They have such good deals. I use a lot of the Darice embossing folders.

  9. I would have never of thought to layer paper like that for an invite….what a great idea! Thank You!

  10. Happy Birthday to you and your amazing blog. I guess I can say that my favorite craft is Paper crafting.

  11. My favorite craft changes almost everyday, but I’m especially in love with the ones I finish!


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