- Anna Skye
- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2008
I created this invitation set with the 5×7″ invitation, RSVP, and enclosure card, in a lace and pearls design. The invitations are super easy to customize in MS Word and print at home, and the pearls are just stick on decals from Michael’s. It couldn’t get much simpler than that. I’m giving all Bees the free templates so you can make this set for your own big day. Below are the DIY steps, and I think the result looks anything but DIY! Enjoy!
- Free printable templates
- 8.5 x 11 cream card stock
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Navy A7 euro flap envelope (as seen here in Imperial Blue)
- Adhesive faux pearls (found at your local craft or scrapbooking store)
Step 1: Download and Print
Download the three template files and open in MS Word. Customize with your wedding details.
The script font used in the template sample is Respective, and the information text is Perpetua, both of which are available to download for free. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer Word will substitute different fonts. You can pick any fonts that you like.
Print the files on white or cream cardstock.
TIP: I recommend printing one sample of the invitation and RSVP to check for spelling and punctuation errors. Have a second set of eyes look at the sample before you commit to printing them all!
Step 2: Trim
Using your paper cutter or scissors, trim the invitation, RSVP, and enclosure cards along the cut lines. A paper cutter will be faster and will produce straighter cuts, but scissors will work just fine too.
Step 3: Add the Pearls
Now we are going to test how steady your hand is! Embellish the set with the faux pearls. It’s much easier to do this with tweezers. I chose to place only a couple of pearls on my invitation, I think this is definitely a case where too much bling is not a good thing.
The pearls are not easy to reposition so try to stick them where you want them the first time (trust me when I say use tweezers). If you do place one a little off the mark, all is not lost. You can remove the pearl and dab a little white glue on the back using a toothpick, then stick it back down.
The invitations are now ready for stuffing and mailing.