- 8-1/2″x 11″ chocolate cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ light pink cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock
- 5/8″ pink satin ribbon
- jeweled paper flower cut-outs
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
I’ve been working on a design for a baptism invitation and came up with this one, which I think is so cute! It’s also a super easy invitation to make at home. Making a homemade invitation for such a special occasion will emphasis to your guests how important it is!
To make this invitation, start by cutting down all the paper except the white cardstock, which will be the text sheet. Cut the chocolate cardstock to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″, which is actually the standard size paper cut in half. Next, cut the light pink cardstock to a size of 8″x 5″.
Before cutting the white cardstock, you need to determine a text layout. My printshop program works great for me, but any word program would probably work fine. Create a new page by choosing a horizontal page layout. Create a text block on the left side. Using any font you like (I used a fancier cursive font) write the text for your invitation. I also used a brown ink to help the wording blend more with the colors of the invitation. Be sure to keep a larger margin at the top to allow room for the ribbon. Copy and paste that text block to the right side of the page also so you get two text sheets per one sheet of paper. Once you have a good layout, you may need to use trial and error printing to see if it will work with your invitation. Print those on cheap printer paper so you don’t waste your good white cardstock!
Once you know your layout will work, print it on the white cardstock. Cut that paper down to a size of 7-1/2″x 4″.
Now that everything is cut out, it’s time to put it together!
Using scrapbook mounting squares, attach the white cardstock to the pink cardstock. Then attach those layers to the chocolate cardstock. Be sure to keep all the layers centered so the invitation doesn’t look sloppy!
Next, take a length of ribbon and wrap it around all three layers near the top and attach it on the back using the mounting squares.
I found these great jeweled flowers which worked great for this invitation! Scroll on the picture to find the link to purchase them for yourself. I clustered three of them on the ribbon on the center. It was the perfect finishing touch for the invitation!
Don’t you love how cute it turns out and it’s really easy! Let me know what you think and share some of the cute ideas you use for creating your homemade invitations! I’d love to hear from you!