Summer is a great time of the year to have an anniversary party. With the beautiful sunny days, it’s a perfect time to have an open house or a more formal party.
This invitation I’ve made is great for any type of anniversary party, celebrating any amount of years. It’s casual with a muted print paper and light gray base paper, but also formal with a paisley print accented with a cream text sheet.
Not only does this invitation look great, but it’s also very easy to make, which is a plus! First, you need to choose a print paper to form the overall look of the invitation. Here I used a lightly colored paisley print, but if you wanted a more formal look you could use a bolder black and white print, or for an even more casual look, choose a floral or garden print. Next, choose a base sheet that is complimentary to your print sheet. This gray cardstock base is the perfect shade to compliment the print. Lastly choose a text layer sheet. Usually I use a white text sheet because it has a good contrast with most print papers, but in this case I used a cream color because I wanted it to blend with the print color more and a white sheet would have looked to stark.
To assemble the invitation, cut your 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half to give you two pieces of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Next, cut your patterned paper to a size of 5″ x 8″ to give a 1/4″ reveal all around. After determining your text layout, cut that sheet to the size of 5″ x 5″ to leave a 1-1/2″ reveal on either side of the text sheet. Use sticky tabs to adhere all the sheets together and that’s it!
Super easy, and the guests will love it!