Vintage Halloween Invitations – Wicked Gypsy

We love learning about how other countries celebrate the holidays we are so familiar with here in the USA.  Today on the blog, Crew Member Jorunn shares with us her tales from Norway and a cool way to do invitations.  These are so fun you can take the idea and use them for birthday, baby shower or other invitations just by switching out the papers.

7gypsies vintage Halloween Invitations

 Halloween is not very big in Norway.  Like the US, we have a rule, if the house light outside is on you can ring the doorbell and collect a treat.

I love the Wicked Gypsy line from 7gypsies, maybe because I am little wicked myself, but in a good way!!!!!

My son and his friends start planning Halloween quite early. They try on costumes and test out face painting. This is one of the highlights before the Christmas season.

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My son is having a party here on Halloween and we need invitations to fit his party.

This is the first invitation and a tutorial on how I put them together.

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Here are the papers I used along with ink, pen, stamps and two different dies.

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I spread them out to see how many pieces of mini Halloween ephemera I had and I ended up making five invitations and used 3 different images per invitation.

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There is lots of orange, the ultimate Halloween color, along with black of course.

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Here I have applied two different die cut elements: a hat and the word “invitation”.  One is from Tim Holtz and the other is from a Norwegian company called Papirdesign.

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If you look closely at the other pictures, you can see a mini file folder. I have not attached it to show you because it will be behind the picture. I will write the info about the party inside the file folders. I used 3D adhesive pillows to add them to the invite.

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Mini file folders fit perfectly. This is something I often do when I make layout, so I can write some nice words and then just close the folder and the words are inside.  You can also decorate the outside with stamps, doodles or attach a photo.

They are also a great way to add journaling so the worries of destroying you layout with words is no more, just attach when you are happy with the results.

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I just had to find a stamp that matched the theme. And this is of course a little warning of what can be expected when you read the message inside.

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Here you can see that I used a background stamp on the two sides, and used a pen to create a frame. I made the frame on all the pictures I had used and drew around all edges. Many times it’s the little things that are icing on the cake.

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I must admit that I’m looking forward to decorating the house both inside and out. Fortunately we have some great neighbors that are as eager as us when it comes to decorating. We all decorate together and each year we add a bit more.

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I made five invitations out of one package of Mini Ephemera –  Wicked Gypsy – and it was just enough. Naturally, you can make several invitations, if you make a little smaller size or use less images. A package of Mini Ephemera Wicked Gypsy contains 15 different images.

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This year we are going to decorate a pumpkin, something we’ve never done before. But I’m a bit like Pippi, I have not done this before, but of course I can do it.

Have a scary and funny Halloween everyone…big hug from Jorunn!!!

Materials List

7Gypsies Mini Ephemera Wicked Gypsy

7Gypsies Mini File Folderes

7Gypsies Journal Pages Harmony

Papirdesign (norwegian company) Background stamps chicken wire

Papirdesign  Dies Invitasjon

Sissix Tim Holtz dies Crazy Things

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo

So if you are looking for last minute Halloween invitation ideas or just simple invite ideas for you next event, Canvas Corp Brands is your resource for all the supplies you need…even the envelopes.  

Happy Halloween and Happy Creating!!!



I live in west Norway with my husband, two children and our mad cat Anna. I love paper, and when I make something I try to bring out the best in the paper I use. When I create something, I try to present my playful humor and I love to challenge myself to try something I have not done before. My style? Do not know what to call it...Playful.


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