I love what I do in the crafting industry. I get to create, write, review and basically play with products. But one of my most favorite things to do is to create wedding invitations for someone. I love capturing the essence of what the bride and groom are trying to communicate with their wedding and then using Cut Card Stock’s great papers and envelopes to make it happen.
Recently, I just finished 100 invitations for a friend and I’m so thankful that she loves them. These are not too complicated but still professional-looking and so elegant. Let’s get started.
Use a text editing program to layout your invitation. I decided to use #10 envelopes and make a vertical invitation, I got three per 8-1/2×11″ sheet. Cut the invitations apart by trimming at 3-3/8,” three times.You’ll be left with a small strip at the end. Use it for another project or recycle it.
Cut Basis #85 White 12×12″ paper for the invitation base: 9×4″.
Keep the extra 3×12″ strip to use for the die-cut border seen on the bottom of the invitation. In fact, if you are ready, go ahead and cut/emboss the S7-003 Daisy Border die template.
After, color the elements with the following Copic Sketch Markers: dots in BV000, swooshes in pink and daisy center’s in yellow.
Layer the velum invitation and the invitation backing, punch two holes in the top edge.
Thread a ribbon into the holes and tie a square knot.
Using super sticky tape (1/8″) line the backs’ lower edges.
Adhere the daisy border, centering it on the bottom edge.
Fold the two ends of the border to the front so they cross over.
If you so desire, enclosures such as a map and RSVP postcard can be placed in the back of the invitation, using the border as a small pocket.
Now all you have to do is repeat it one hundred or so times. Put on your favorite music and just enjoy the process. Someone special will really appreciate it.
Basis #85 White 12×12″, Cougar Square Flap White #10 Envelopes (CutCardStock.com); Sketch Markers BV00 Mauve Shadow, Y11 Pale Yellow, RV00 Water Lilly (Copic); S7-003 Daisy Border, Grand Calibur machine (Spellbinders); Crop-a-Dile tool (We R Memory Keepers); White organza ribbon