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It’s that time of the month again where I provide some invitation inspiration, along with free wedding templates exclusive to BSB’s! Although it’s hard to think of autumn colors when the temperature outside my office today is 102 degrees (though scorched grass and falling leaves are somewhat in the same color palette!), it is time for Fall brides to start thinking about putting their invitations in the mail. I’ve put together a DIY Vintage Autumn Wedding Invitation Set, including the invitation, RSVP, and coordinating envelope liner in a vintage floral pattern which I think would be perfect for Fall nuptials.

You’ll need two different sized envelopes for the invitation and RSVP, and you can play on the colors to coordinate with the look of your wedding. Pull out the dusty pink in the flowers for a more feminine feel, or switch the tan envelope for a mustard one if navy and yellow are more your dominant colors.

Supplies:

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  • Printable templates
  • Color printer
  • White or cream card stock
  • Paper cutter and/or scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Bone folder (optional)
  • A7 Euro flap envelope – for invitation and to line with envelope liner
  • A2 envelope – for RSVP

Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the three template files: Invitation, RSVP, and envelope liner. Open the invitation and RSVP in MS Word and add your details. Double check for accuracy and spelling errors! Open the liner in Acrobat, print all three templates.

Step 2: Trim

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Using your paper cutter or scissors, trim the invitation and RSVP cards along the dotted trim lines. A paper cutter will produce straighter edges and will allow you to cut more than one sheet at once.

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Step 3: Cut Liner

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Use scissors to cut out the envelope liner.

Step 4: Insert Liner

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Insert the liner into an A7 Euro flap envelope. Slide it down and eyeball the top edge so that the liner is centered and equal distance from the right and left sides.

Step 5: Fold Flap

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Fold the liner flap down, matching the fold line on the flap of the envelope. If you have a bone folder sharpen the crease, though pressing with you fingers will also work.

Step 6: Tape

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Stick double sided tape to the back of the liner flap. Fold the envelope flap over and press down with the heel of your hand, ensuring not to shift the liner and keeping it in line with the envelope fold.

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Open the envelope flap to reveal your custom liner. Insert the invitation, RSVP, and an A2 envelope for the RSVP to be returned in, and pop in the post.

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Anna Skye offers wedding templates on her website Download & Print to help DIY Brides create their own invitations, rsvp cards, and programs.

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  • Abigail Reeder

    What a great idea! i didn’t realize you did this here on the blog, but they turn out so beautifully. I design custom invitations and I love the way you did your envelope inserts here! I’ve often bought mine but have recently toyed with the idea of simply making my own! Your post has helped me think more about that!

    web: http://www.abigailsinvites.com

  • Renee

    How do I download this kit?

    Renee

  • Renee

    Nevermind -I got it!

  • Jessie

    I’m looking to purchase a new color printer. What Epson printer do you use?

    • Anna Skye

      Hi Jessie! I use an Epson Artisan 1430 InkJet. It prints up to 11×17′, which is a little more than most individuals need. The Epson Workforce 30 is a good option. It takes the high capacity ink cartridges = save money per print.

  • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica @ TheBudgetSavvyBride

    This is just gorgeous!! Well done, Anna!