Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Filling a request for my buddy Stephanie (It's been way too long, sister!!!) Here is a quick tutorial for Wedding invitations that are fast, easy and fairly inexpensive. They can be mass produced for quick assembly and mailing too!
Cut a piece of cardstock in the size of the announcement that you desire. It should be slightly smaller than the envelopes you want to mail with!
You will also need a piece of patterned paper - Die Cuts With A View makes a great little wedding stack in the 4.5 x 7" size that has a great selection of wedding themed papers in some really cute colors, but there are tons of options out there! You will also need some vellum paper. For this example, I printed the announcement on the vellum in a blue ink to match the blue cardstock paper. I layered the vellum on the patterned paper and rounded all of the corners with a corner punch. You could also use any of those other decorative edge corner punches - there are tons of them out there now! All three pieces of paper are held together by the two eyelets at the top. The final step is to add a coordinating ribbon - you could put a bow on the front if you like. I put my bow on the back. :) I also added a little ring charm. You can get wedding themed charms at any of the craft stores in the scrapbooking section.
There are tons of other great variations of this style - you could also add a silk flower in your wedding colors - or even make this design into the "front" of a card and include an engagement photo - or, you could print engagement photos onto white paper and use the photo in place of the patterned paper as shown here.
Good luck and happy crafting!