Morticia Invites Miss Havisham to Tea Part 2 Terrorific Tuesday Final Free Halloween Craft Project

Copyright 2008 Margot Potter (Click on images to view close up.
See below for photos of the details. Click here to see coordinating necklace project.)
You can easily tailor this invitation to your own sinister soiree, just change the info up to suit your purposes. I'm telling a story here. A story of friendship...Goth style.

Morticia Invites Miss Havisham to Tea
Paper Crafting Project
Copyright 2008 Margot Potter
For Personal Use Only

Morticia was feeling a little lonely. Oversized, drafty, decaying mansions can do that to a girl. She thought it would be such fun to have a Hallowe’en party and invite some of her more Gothically minded friends. Miss Havisham, a bit of a home body, needed an excuse to get away from that dreadful rotted cake and those pesky rats. Morticia handed her one, courtesy of Lurch who actually was the one doing the ringing in this scenario.

Light grey textured cardstock
White printer paper
Bronze bat component
Fiskars Spooky Frightful clear stamps (bat, star, spider, left and right squiggle)
Fiskars Stamp Block Set
3” length silver plated small link chain
Head pin
5mm jump ring
Ranger Nick Bantock Ink Lamp Black
Ranger Paint Dabber Red Pepper
Ranger foam applicator square
Ranger non stick craft sheet
Micron .01 black archival pen
Scrapbook Adhesives EZ-Runner Clear
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares


Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Safety pin
Computer with Microsoft Word or other equivalent program
King and Queen Font Size 11pt. (available at
Old toothbrush
Paper Cutter
Fiskars scissors

1. Create invitation using Word and King and Queen Font 11pt. Click on project shots for close up of text. Print invitation.

2. Use an old toothbrush with a smattering of red paint to flick a judicious amount of blood across invitation. Allow to dry.

3. Measure, mark and cut invitation background (grey cardstock) to 7 3/8” wide and 8” high.

4. Measure center top point and mark. Measure down 1/5” on each side and mark. Cut in a curved shape from sides to top point working from left to right making a gravestone top.

5. Use a foam applicator to work Lamp Black Nick Bantock ink along sides of invitation background. Move applicator across craft sheet in a swirling motion as you work ink gently into the paper from the outside edge in about ½”. Use applicator to blend ink so it has a hazy look and you don’t see demarcation lines.

6. Stamp Bat on top center of invitation using Archival Ink in jet black. Move down about 7/8” and stamp stars. Move another 7/8” and stamp mirror swirls.

7. Use Micron pen to add some freehand flourishes to stamped swirls. Add a swirl and a dot coming from tips of bat wings. Add some definition to stars.

8. Cut dried painted printed page to 5.5”wx6”h using a paper cutter.

9. Use foam applicator to dab Ranger mixative in silver on brass bat. Allow to dry. Accent raised portions with archival ink in jet black on foam applicator.

10. Adhere invitation to center front of background using EZ runner.

11. Use a safety pin to GENTLY poke a hole just above and to the right of your printed page.

12. Insert a head pin into hole from back. Cut off excess leaving about 1/8”. Use round nose pliers to gently bend into a closed loop.

13. Stamp spider on a scrap piece of grey cardstock. Cut out spider.

14. Use safety pin to GENTLY poke a hole in top center of spider.

15. Insert a jump ring into the back of the hole.

16. Attach spider to a 3.5” section of chain. Attach top of chain to looped head pin.

17. Cut foam squares to fit back of metal bat and adhere along center bottom of printed portion of your invitation.

Stamps, scissors, stamp block
Fiskars, ink and paint Ranger, free font DaFont, bronze bat Ornamentea, head pin, jump ring and chain Beadalon, EZ runner and foam squares Scrapbook Adhesives, Micron pen Sakura, cardstock COLORBOK

Text Detail
Inked bat detail Spider detail

11 comments: said...

Wow, the level of detail here is AMAZING! I'll be linking to this fantastic project!

Margot Potter said...


Thank you! I will linky love you back! I'm truly honored.


Phyllis Dobbs said...

I love the invitations Margot. Adding the dangling charm makes it really special and a keeper!

Babytreese said...

What a great invitation! Nice job! Thanks for sharing and have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween! ;=)

Michelle McGee said...

Just the Crafts, Ma'am! Love it!! Only problem is... with you, it's never just the crafts, (and I love that!)

And I love your invitation! Where's mine? Must have gotten lost in Transit-vania!

Hey, have you ever had a Halloween party at the old school house? That would be fun!

Happy Halloween!

What's Avalon being? The Chicken?

Hey, speaking of the chicken, you're really lacking in the video department! I need a new one!

Carrie Mae said...

Please let me know if this is not alright and I will remove it - but I linked to this incredible project from the Halloweddings community at Livejournal. It is simply too lovely an idea not to share with all my fellow oddball Halloween brides.

What a terrific blog you have!

Margot Potter said...

Phyllis and Babytreese

Thank you! I hope you both had a wonderful Halloween!


Margot Potter said...


You're silly and I like you!

We're working on some quick take technique vids right now. We're basically building a show with the different segments so eventually it can all be put together into half hour blocks.

I'll post here when we get them edited...hopefully by next week!


Margot Potter said...


Love your Anne Bonny avatar! Thank you for posting a link to this on your blog. I'll Linky Love you on Saturday.


Clear Card said...

This is the great tutorial for the newbies to learn form this. I think this one helpful for the visitors. Thanks for the tools that would be helpful for me.

Zafran ali said...

I love the invitations Margot. Adding the dangling charm makes it really special and a keeper!
Plastic Card.