The Budget Savvy Bride » Printable http://thebudgetsavvybride.com Budget Wedding Blog : Beautiful Weddings Without Breaking the Bank Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Free Printable Die-Cut Wedding Invitation http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-printable-die-cut-wedding-invitation/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-printable-die-cut-wedding-invitation/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:59 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=35120 Hello BSB’s, Anna here from Download & Print with another free invitation template. Today’s project may seem a little ambitious. Die-cut wedding invitations sit toward the top of the invitation scale in terms of luxury, look, and cost. They come in all sorts of exquisite shapes, from intricate cut-out overlays, to pretty frame shapes. The […]

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Hello BSB’s, Anna here from Download & Print with another free invitation template. Today’s project may seem a little ambitious. Die-cut wedding invitations sit toward the top of the invitation scale in terms of luxury, look, and cost. They come in all sorts of exquisite shapes, from intricate cut-out overlays, to pretty frame shapes. The invitations are usually cut-out with a machine, either commercially or you can purchase a home machine. Unfortunately both options are very costly, but the end result is oh-so-gorgeous.

By now you’ve probably picked up from my tutorials here on Budget Savvy Bride that I want everyone to have breathtaking invitations without spending the Earth, and I fully believe this is possible for even the most craft-challenged bride! Today I’m going to show you how to make this elegant frame invitation for less than $1 a set using such a simple technique. No expensive machines needed. Your weapon of choice: Scissors. This free printable die-cut wedding invitation is exclusive to BSB’s!

With a little time and effort you can achieve a high end look that is gasp-worthy. And to keep your costs down even further this template prints in black and white, making reproductions as cheap as they come either on your home printer or at your local Kinkos or copy shop. So lets get started…

Supplies

free printable die cut wedding invitation supplies

  • Printable templates
  • Printer
  • White or cream card stock (or any color or pattern that you like)
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • A7 envelope

Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the free invitation template, RSVP template, and envelope liner, and personalize with your details in MS Word. I chose the fonts TrajanPro and Maratre. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer Word will substitute fonts and your invitation may look a little wonky. You can use any fonts that you like.

Print the templates on the paper of your choice.

TIP: These templates print in black and white which makes reproductions super cheap.

print the free printable die cut wedding invitation

Step 2: Trim

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Trim the invitation and RSVP along the outside of the black border. This is by far the most time consuming step and takes a little bit of concentration. If you are planning on getting your maids together for an invitation craft night, don’t open up too many bottles of wine before you’ve finished cutting these out!

I timed myself and averaged 4 minutes per template. The end result is absolutely worth the time though if you love the die-cut look but don’t love the die-cut price from an invitation printer.

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Step 3: Envelope Liner

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Cut out the envelope liner and slip into an A7 envelope. Eyeball the top edge to center the liner about ¼” below the edge of the envelope flap.

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Fold the liner flap down using the crease on the envelope as your guide.

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Add a couple of strips of double sided tape to the back of the liner flap. Press down on the envelope flap to adhere the two together.

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Stuff the finished envelope with the die-cut invitation and RSVP and an A2 envelope. Your wedding guests will love opening this luxurious silhouette invitation with custom envelope. It can be our secret that you DIY’d the entire set for less than $1. Or go ahead and brag about your creative and crafty (and frugal) skills. Because that’s cool too.

Download the free templates here.

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DIY: Magnet Save the Date Printable + Tutorial with Something Turquoise! http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/magnet-save-the-date-printable/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/magnet-save-the-date-printable/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:34 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=35243 Hi friends! (a special hello to anyone who wandered over here from Something Turquoise!) Y’all know I’m a huge fan of DIY Projects – and I know you are, too! So I’m so excited to share today’s fun post with you! Last week while I was in California visiting my family, I took a day trip to visit […]

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Hi friends! (a special hello to anyone who wandered over here from Something Turquoise!) Y’all know I’m a huge fan of DIY Projects – and I know you are, too! So I’m so excited to share today’s fun post with you! Last week while I was in California visiting my family, I took a day trip to visit my friend Jen at Something Turquoise (aka the queen of DIY) and we collaborated on a fun project for you!

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With my background in design and Jen’s DIY skills, we put together a simple and chic DIY Magnet save the date that you can easily create yourself! We used ‘business card magnets’ we ordered from VistaPrint paired with the free printables I designed for you to download and use! We chose to create two different versions – one more modern and the other romantic. The best part about these is that you can totally customize these pieces to match your wedding day theme by choosing papers that match your color scheme! You can download the printable files below, then head over to Something Turquoise to get the full how-to tutorial! :)

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Romantic Magnet Save the Date Printable  <–click to download

For this template, you’ll need to download both the Nexa Light and Lavanderia fonts. You can download Nexa Light here and Lavanderia here.

Engagement photo used courtesy of Nick Charrow Photography 

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Modern Magnet Save the Date Printable  <–click to download

For this printable, you’ll need to download the Nexa Light and Nexa Bold, which can both be downloaded for free here.

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I had such a fun time collaborating on this project with Jen and hope to do more of it in the future! We hope you love these save the dates! Let us know which one is your fave in the comments!!

If you decide to take a stab at these pretties, be sure to use Jen’s hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY to share the results via Instagram or Twitter. Thanks so much Jen for doing this fun project with me!

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Click here to check out the full tutorial on Something Turquoise!

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DIY Vintage Autumn Wedding Invitation Set http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-vintage-autumn-wedding-invitation-set/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-vintage-autumn-wedding-invitation-set/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=34291 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 […]

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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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Free Wedding Menu Template http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-wedding-menu-template/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-wedding-menu-template/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:30:45 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=33452 Hello again. Anna Skye here from Download & Print, and today I have a free printable wedding menu for you. By the time your wedding menu is decided you are getting close to W-day, so I kept this project nice and easy so that you can hand the task over to even the most craft […]

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Hello again. Anna Skye here from Download & Print, and today I have a free printable wedding menu for you. By the time your wedding menu is decided you are getting close to W-day, so I kept this project nice and easy so that you can hand the task over to even the most craft challenged of your family and friends. The menu wraps around a napkin and silverware at each place setting, so plan ahead and have your venue set the table accordingly so that you can just come along and slip on the menus.

I’ve designed the menu to print in black and white, which not only makes them super cheap to run copies, but also gives you the chance to coordinate with your wedding theme by printing on colored or patterned paper. Or go with classic black and white and use a colored napkin. There are lots of options to make this place setting your own. To get started download the free wedding menu template, grab your scissors, and go!

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Supplies:

Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the template file and open in MS Word. Add your wedding menu details. The fonts used are Edwardian Script and Garamond, both of which can be found online. You can substitute any fonts of your choosing.

The file prints in black and white, which gives you the opportunity to print on colored or patterned paper to tie in with your wedding theme.

Step 2: Trim

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Trim the menu along the cut lines with your scissors. The cut lines are hard to see on your screen, but I promise they are there and will be obvious once you print the file.

Hint: When cutting the curves, keep your scissors still and rotate the paper, using one long sweeping cut motion.

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Step 3: Fold

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Fold both flaps backward along the fold lines.

Step 4: Wrap

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Wrap the menu around a napkin. I did not use tape to secure the menu at the back, the weight of the cloth was enough to keep the menu in place. You could use a small piece of tape to ensure a snug fit.

Step 5: Insert Silverware

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Slip in silverware and move on to the next place setting. Bon appetit!

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Wedding Invitation Template with Watercolor Flowers http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-invitation-template-watercolor-flowers/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-invitation-template-watercolor-flowers/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 13:00:27 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=32766 Hello BSB’s! Today I have a real treat for you. I’m giving you this exclusive wedding invitation template featuring a gorgeous hand-painted floral watercolor design. I wish I could say the watercolor was painted by me, but alas I’m a graphic designer and not a painter. I’ve taken the original artwork and created the romantic […]

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Hello BSB’s! Today I have a real treat for you. I’m giving you this exclusive wedding invitation template featuring a gorgeous hand-painted floral watercolor design. I wish I could say the watercolor was painted by me, but alas I’m a graphic designer and not a painter. I’ve taken the original artwork and created the romantic invitation, RSVP card, and coordinating address label templates that you can download and customize with your wedding details.

I’ve included an optional step to add a little sparkle to the flowers with gold glitter. Whether you tackle this step or not will depend on if you are in the pro-glitter camp or the anti-glitter camp. My husband is strongly anti-glitter, so in the spirit of diplomacy I refrain from using glitter in personal projects, and only use it on work related projects. This means he has to put up with me coming home with glitter in my eyebrows sometimes, but it’s all for a good cause.

Supplies

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  • Printable templates
  • Color printer
  • White card stock
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Tacky Glue
  • Gold glitter
  • 3.33″ round labels: World Label WL-375 or Avery 5295

 

 

Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the free wedding invitation template, RSVP template, and label template, and personalize with your details in MS Word. The font I used in the sample is Coneria Script, which can be downloaded for free at the link provided. If you don’t have this font installed on your computer Word will substitute a different font. You can use any font that you like.

The text seen in the sample is printed at an angle. If you are running MS Word 2010 or newer the text will come through at this same angle when you download the template. If you are running an earlier version of Word the text will be square with the invitation.

TIP: The floral design will be faded on your computer screen. The true vibrant colors will be seen when you print the file.

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Print the invitation and RSVP files on 8.5 x 11” white card stock.

 

 

 

Step 2: Trim

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Using your paper cutter or scissors, trim the invitation and RSVP cards along the dotted trim lines.

TIP: 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: Glue

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Add a dot of Tacky Glue to the center of each flower.

TIP: Work one invitation or RSVP at a time to avoid the glue drying before the next step.

 

 

 

Step 4: Glitter

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Lay down a sheet of paper or card on your work space to catch the excess glitter. Work with your invitations and RSVP cards on top of this paper.

Sprinkle gold glitter generously onto the invitation and RSVP card, covering all the glue dots. Don’t be shy with the glitter, the more the merrier as this will build up a nice textured mound of glitter over the glue dots.

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Shake off the excess glitter onto your card. Pick up the card and funnel the excess glitter back into the glitter container to be used again.

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Clean up any errant glitter on the invitation by flicking it off with your fingernail. Repeat this process with your invitations and RSVP cards.

 

 

 

Step 5: Finish with the Labels

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Open the label file and add your addresses. Print the labels on 3.33” round labels, found at World Label or use Avery 5295.

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Finish by sticking the labels to an A7 envelope, stuffing with the invitation, RSVP card and a 4-bar envelope, and mailing.

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DIY Printable Wedding Medallions http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-printable-wedding-medallions/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-printable-wedding-medallions/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:30:20 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31722 Hi BSB’s! I’m back with a super simple and sweet printable that has a TON of possibilites. I’m calling these DIY Printable Wedding Medallions, and with the right tools you’ll have these printed and ready to go in less than an hour. Use them to embellish your invitations, or use them on napkin rings, candles, […]

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Hi BSB’s! I’m back with a super simple and sweet printable that has a TON of possibilites. I’m calling these DIY Printable Wedding Medallions, and with the right tools you’ll have these printed and ready to go in less than an hour. Use them to embellish your invitations, or use them on napkin rings, candles, favors, use them anywhere you like! The design prints in black and white so you can coordinate with your wedding colors by printing on matching card. You have three designs to choose from:

  • Scroll medallion
  • Roman medallion
  • Mod Dots medallion

 
Grab the free printables and follow along with the steps below.

 

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Supplies

  • Printable templates
  • Printer
  • 8.5 x 11 card stock, in color of your choice
  • 2” round punch (as seen here)
  • Scissors
  • 3/8” Glitter Ribbon (as seen here) – or use ribbon of your choice!

 

Step 1: Download and Print

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Pick a medallion style and download the template. Open the file in MS Word and enter your text. The fonts I used are listed below and can all be downloaded for free by following the links, or use your favorite font.

 
Print the file on white or colored card stock.

 

Step 2: Cut

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Each print out yields 12 2” medallions. Cut the medallions lengthways down the paper. Each strip will contain four circles.

 

 

Step 3: Punch

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Punch out each circle using a 2” circle punch. Flip the punch upside down while punching to make lining up the circles easier.

This step can also be done with scissors, but trust me, the circle punch will be your new best friend if your wedding guest list is 200+ long!

 

 

Step 4: Embellish

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The DIY Printable Wedding Medallions are now ready for embellishing in a way unique to your wedding. I used double sided tape to attach mine to some gold glitter ribbon around an invitation, but the possibilities are endless. You could create dreamy watercolor paper and then print the medallions (check Pinterest for tons of DIY watercolor tips and inspiration). You could embellish with paint pens or stick on decals. Add a bow, punch a hole and hang them with a cute photo booth picture of the two of you. I really could go on and on. And don’t just think invitations. The medallions can be used on napkin rings, favors, candles, and more.

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DIY Spring Wedding Invitation Set with Belly Band http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-spring-wedding-invitation-set-belly-band/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-spring-wedding-invitation-set-belly-band/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:30:59 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31228 If you are a Spring bride, sending out your invitations is going to be pretty high on your to do list right now. Today I’m here to help you cross that task off your list with another exclusive free printable for Budget Savvy Brides. It’s a ‘Spring Branch’ invitation and RSVP card with coordinating belly […]

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If you are a Spring bride, sending out your invitations is going to be pretty high on your to do list right now. Today I’m here to help you cross that task off your list with another exclusive free printable for Budget Savvy Brides. It’s a ‘Spring Branch’ invitation and RSVP card with coordinating belly band and badge. There are a couple of optional embellishment steps that really make this set stand out, but if you are tight on time (or craft motivation!) feel free to skip these. The set would look lovely with many color envelopes and belly bands, so choose these according to your wedding colors. You’ll need to pick up some scrapbooking paper and download the free templates. Ready? Then lets get started.

 

Supplies:

Printable templates
• Color printer
• White or cream card stock
• Wood grain scrapbooking card stock (as seen here) – cut into 12” x 1.5” strips
• Forest green card stock
• A7 forest green envelope (as seen here) – for the invitation
• 4-bar envelope in chocolate (as seen here) – for the RSVP card
• 2.5” circle punch (as seen here)
• 2” circle punch (as seen here)
• Metallic gold Sharpie
• Scissors
• Paper trimmer – optional
• Double sided tape
• Craft foam (as seen here) – optional

 

 

Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the template files, add your wedding details in MS Word, and print on white or cream card stock. The invitation template yields two invitations per sheet, the RSVP yields four per sheet, and the circles will print 16 per sheet. The script font used in the sample is Voluptate Script, and the information text is in Penna, both of which can be downloaded for free.

 

 

Step 2: Trim

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Trim the invitation and RSVP card along the cut lines using your paper cutter or scissors.

 

 

Step 3: Embellish the Invitation

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This is an optional step, but I think the result is worth the effort. Using a gold Sharpie, highlight the stamens on the flowers by dotting them with the Sharpie. This gives the flowers a lovely metallic sheen and makes the invitation look a little special.

 

 

Step 4: Cut out the Badges

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Circle punches will make this step soooo much easier for you. Punch out the floral badges using the 2” circle punch. Punch out coordinating circles from your green card stock using the 2.5” circle punch. If you decide to cut the circles with scissors, the trick to getting smooth round circles is to hold the scissors still and move the paper. Make long, sweeping cuts using the entire blade of your scissors rather than small snips.

Cut your craft foam into 1” squares.

You will end up with:
• Floral circle
• Green circle
• 12” x 1.5” wood grain strips
• Foam squares

 

 

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Step 5: Assemble the Belly Band

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Attach a foam square to the back of a floral circle using double sided tape. Attach this to a green circle. Stick the circle badge to the middle of a strip of wood grain paper.

The foam is optional, you can just tape the floral circle to the green circle. However, the foam gives a little lift and dimension to the badge without adding weight, giving the set an added touch of professionalism.

 

 

 

Step 6: Assemble the Invitation Set

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Layer all the pieces together, with the invitation on the bottom and RSVP and coordinating envelope on top. Wrap the belly band around the set and tape the band together at the back with double sided tape. The set is now ready for stuffing into your A7 envelope and mailing.

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DIY Nautical Wedding Invitation with Bunting http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-nautical-wedding-invitation-bunting/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-nautical-wedding-invitation-bunting/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:00:58 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=30540 Hello lovely Budget Savvy Brides. Happy new year to you all! I am thrilled to be back on The Budget Savvy Bride blog in 2014 with another series of free printable wedding stationery pieces and DIY tutorials. I thought I’d kick off the year with a nautical wedding invitation and RSVP pocket set. The pocket […]

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Hello lovely Budget Savvy Brides. Happy new year to you all! I am thrilled to be back on The Budget Savvy Bride blog in 2014 with another series of free printable wedding stationery pieces and DIY tutorials. I thought I’d kick off the year with a nautical wedding invitation and RSVP pocket set. The pocket has a maritime flag bunting stitched across the front, with the flags spelling out LOVE in nautical signal speak. Cute right?!? You can read more about nautical flags and signaling and where I got my inspiration from here.

 

This nautical wedding invitation has a very polished look to it and when you follow the simple steps below you’ll see how easy it is to put together yourself. There are a few steps involved so it’s going to take you some time to put all your mailings together, but I think the end result is worth the effort. Plus you get to save a ton of cash by doing this yourself, without compromising on style.

 

Nautical Wedding Invitation Tutorial 

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Materials:

  • Printable templates
  • Color printer
  • Navy and white card stock (8.5 x 11)
  • Paper trimmer and scissors
  • Ruler
  • Scoring tool or X-acto knife
  • Double sided tape
  • Cotton twine
  • Embroidery needle
  • Push pin
  • Cardboard
  • Corner rounder (optional)

 

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Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the template files, add your wedding details in MS Word, and print on card stock. The invitation, RSVP, and flags will open in MS Word. The pocket will open as a PDF. Print the pocket template on navy card, print the invitation, RSVP and flags on white. The script font used in the sample is Jellyka Delicious Cake which can be downloaded for free if you follow the link. The information text is in Perpetua Titling, which will already be loaded on your Mac or PC. Feel free to use any fonts of your choosing though.

 

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Step 2: Trim

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Cut out each piece using your paper trimmer or scissors. You will end up with the invitation, RSVP, four flags, and the blue pocket.

TIP: A paper cutter will produce straighter cuts and will be faster as you can cut more than one sheet at once, but regular old scissors will also do the trick.

 

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Score the pocket along the dotted lines using a scoring tool or the back of your X-acto knife. Be careful not to accidentally cut through!

 

 

Step 3: Punch holes on the flags and pocket

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Using a push pin and a piece of cardboard as your work surface, punch holes in the flags on the marked dots.  Do the same with the blue pocket. These holes will be used to thread the bunting.

 

 

Step 4: Thread the bunting

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Now the fun begins. Thread your embroidery needled with the cotton twine and stitch the flags in L-O-V-E order.

 

 

Step 5: Stitch the flags to the pocket

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Stitch the flags to the pocket using your push pin holes as a guide. Tie off the twine toward the front of the invitation using a double square knot, and trim the twine tails.

 

 

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Step 6: Seal pocket

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Fold the pocket flaps back along the score lines, run double sided tape down each flap, and fold the pocket over, pushing down firmly to secure the pocket in place.

 

 

 

Step 7: Round corners

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Optional step: If you have a corner rounder, round the corners of the invitation.

 

 

Step 8: Assemble

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Insert the invitation and RSVP into the pocket and your nautical wedding invitation set is ready for mailing!! Your guests will be sure to love it!

 

 

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What do you think of the finished product? Hope you enjoy this tutorial! If you decide to make these nautical wedding invitations yourself, please share your photos with us on The Budget Savvy Bride facebook page!

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DIY Seed Packet Wedding Favors http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-seed-packet-wedding-favors/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-seed-packet-wedding-favors/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:00:24 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22623 Looking for a wedding favor that lasts longer than Jordan almonds, more useful than a heart shaped bottle opener, and won’t break the bank? Give a gift that comes back every year and makes the world a little brighter – the gift of wildflowers. Wildflower seeds can be bought in bulk one-pound bags, which would […]

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Looking for a wedding favor that lasts longer than Jordan almonds, more useful than a heart shaped bottle opener, and won’t break the bank? Give a gift that comes back every year and makes the world a little brighter – the gift of wildflowers.

Wildflower seeds can be bought in bulk one-pound bags, which would be enough for several hundred wedding favors. Select seeds that are native to your part of the country, or shades of blooms that match your wedding theme.

The key to giving wildflower seeds as wedding favors is the packaging. Use this free printable template to make your own “Seeds of Love” envelopes, then drop two tablespoons of seeds into each envelope and you’re done!

DIY Seed Packet Wedding Favors

 

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Step 1:

Print the template on cream card stock.

 

 

Step 2:

Score along the dotted lines.

 

 

 

Step 3:

Cut out with scissors.

 

 

Step 4:

Fold and seal the seams with double sided tape or glue.

 

 

Step 5:

Add about two tablespoons of seeds to each packet and fold the top flap down.

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Free Printable Place Cards http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-printable-place-cards-2/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-printable-place-cards-2/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:00:37 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=22217 This month I’m sharing a template for Free Printable Place Cards with an elegant scroll design. Place cards are an undervalued detail in the reception planning process. I prefer a seating plan over open seating to avoid the ‘seating shuffle’, where guests shuffle between tables, weighing the pros and cons of each seat, not wanting to […]

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This month I’m sharing a template for Free Printable Place Cards with an elegant scroll design. Place cards are an undervalued detail in the reception planning process. I prefer a seating plan over open seating to avoid the ‘seating shuffle’, where guests shuffle between tables, weighing the pros and cons of each seat, not wanting to claim a seat too early and have Aunt Gladys pick the next seat, but not wanting to get left with the seat right under the A/C vent and spend the night shivering. A little strategy can go a long way when putting together your seating plan. It can encourage mingling, it can keep the conversation rolling by having talkative guests at a table with more reserved guests, and, for those name challenged guests, a seating plan with place cards will ensure the gentleman you keep referring to as Harry, is actually Harry.

What you’ll need to make this project:

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Step #1

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Download the template and open in Microsoft Word. Add the names from your guest list in the text box, and change the table number in the gray circle so that it is correct according to your seating plan.

Hint: Find the longest name on your guest list and add it to the first card. Adjust the font size until you are pleased with the look, then carry these settings to the remaining cards.

Step #2

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The place cards will print four per page. User a paper trimmer, scissors, or an X-acto knife and ruler to trim the cards to size along the trim lines.

Step #3

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For the sharpest creases, use a bone folder to press and fold the place card in half. This task can also be achieved by folding and pressing with your hands if you don’t have a bone folder available.

Step #4

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The place cards can be stood up and used as they are, or embellished to coordinate with your wedding theme. These cards would work attached to a photo clip in your wedding color, or placed in a small picture frame. Include a photo of the bride and groom behind the place card and have it double as your favors. Bring a different look to the cards by printing on colored card stock. Light card stock will work best so that the text is easily read.

There are lots of fun ways to personalize the cards so get your thinking cap on and get crafty.

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