Hello Budget Savvy Brides! Anna here from Download & Print and this month’s download is a free delicate floral wedding invitation suite, that includes the invitation, RSVP card and name badge. It’s a little bit girly, but I think brings in enough neutral colors to please your Mr. Perfect. I was inspired to create this design by a gorgeous vintage handkerchief that I found when out antiquing. I loved the scalloped edge and floral spray in the corner and thought it would transfer really well to paper. I hope you agree!
If this pretty botanical isn’t perfect for your wedding, never fear! Enter my #PinToPaper contest for your chance to win a 10-piece custom invitation suite! I’m running the contest on every bride’s favorite pastime, Pinterest. All the juicy details can be found here, but you only have until November 30 to get in your entries, so start pinning! Jessica is on the talented judging panel, and we want to see wedding items you love that will inspire invitations you love.
If you are ready to start a DIY project now, lets put together this Artisan Botanical set:
- Printable templates <–download
- Color printer
- White or cream card stock
- Paper cutter and/or scissors
- 2.5” circle punch (optional)
- Double sided tape
- Black 5.75” square envelope
- Antique gold 4 bar envelope
- Black 7/8” ribbon
Step 1: Download and Print
Download the template file and open in MS Word. The file contains the invitation, RSVP, and name badge. Add your information and format to best suit your text. I chose the fonts Tw Cen MT and Olympic Branding, however you can choose any fonts that you like. If you download the sample fonts make sure to install them on your computer before opening the template file in Word.
When you are happy with the layout print the file on 8.5 x 11” paper in white or cream.
TIP: Print one copy first! Check this for spelling errors and formatting issues. Have someone else check over your files before committing to print all your invitations. This could save you lots of heartache!
Step 2: Trim
Using your paper cutter or scissors, trim the invitation and RSVP cards along the trim lines.
Step 3: Cut Out Name Badge
Use scissors to do a rough cut around the name badge.
If you don’t have a circle punch use your scissors to perform the final cut around the name badge. The trick to cutting circles neatly is to use long sweeping cuts with your scissors, keeping the scissors stationary and rotating the paper.
If you have a 2.5” circle punch take your rough cut name badge and punch neatly to the edge of the design. Having a punch on hand will speed things up enormously for you.
Step 4: Create Band
Cut a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the invitation, overlapping the ends a little. Use a piece of double sided tape on the overlap to secure the ribbon into a band. Trim the ribbon tail if necessary.
Use another piece of double sided tape on the back of the name badge and adhere it to the center of the ribbon.
Step 5: Assemble the Invitation Package
Insert the RSVP card and gold 4 bar envelope into the band. The whole package fits into a 5.75” square envelope and is now ready for mailing.
Don’t forget if this delicate floral design isn’t perfect for your wedding, enter our #PinToPaper contest for your chance to win a custom invitation suite. Entries must be in by November 30 so you’d best head on over to Pinterest and start pinning!