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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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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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