Supplies needed: You will need thread, scissors, textured scissors (optional), paper bag, and a lighter.
Step 1: Cut out a piece of paper double the length of your invitation allow a little extra space on the sides to allow room for invitation and for seam allowance.
Step 2: Stitch the sides closed. I did a standard straight stitch, but you can do any stitch. Don't be shy - get as crazy as your creative little heart desires!
Step 3: Cut off the top. I started off using these textured scissors to give it a rough-torn look, however in the next step you will find that it's really not necessary. I decided to keep this step in the mix in case you don't feel comfortable doing #4.
Step 4: Warning this is a stinky step! Grab your lighter and singe the top-opening section of the invitation sleeve. Blow out the flame quickly, it only needs a second to singe down. Be-careful. If you don't feel 100% safe doing this, grab a spray bottle - for the unlikely event that you need to spray out the fire. If you don't use texturing scissors, the flame will have the same effect on the paper.
|Here is a close up of what step 4's effect does to your paper.|
|The finished product.|
|The aftermath - paper shavings and ashes.|
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