- 8-1/2″x 11″ black cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ yellow cardstock
- 1-1/2″ black & white flourish ribbon (available at Hobby Lobby stores)
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
My inspiration for this homemade bridal shower invitation came from kind of a funny source…my bff, Casey, came over yesterday and brought her laptop in a super cute case that I just love. When I saw the colors and design I instantly wanted to make an invitation!
The case is a beautiful black and white damask print accented with a beautiful fushia pink. Now obviously you’ll notice from the picture that I’ve taken that one of the invitations doesn’t match the colors of the laptop case, but I have a reason…When I was making the fushia and black invitation, I saw the canary yellow cardstock in my stack. I thought that that would look really great too, so I made one with those colors too! This is just another way that even though you may find inspiration through certain items and colors, sometimes trying different things and colors works great too! Just a way to create another unique design…
You could even try some other color combinations to see what you like best! A beautiful periwinkle blue or sage green would also look great!
And, of course, this invitation is really simple to make!
This is an elongated style of invitation, so using your paper cutter, cut your black cardstock to a size of 8-1/2″x 4-1/4″. I always use may Exacto paper trimmer when I make invitations! It is such a time saver versus using scissors, and you get a perfect cut every time! If you don’t have one, I’d definitely recommend that you invest in one!!
Next, using either a printshop program or your word program, design a text layout. Be sure to leave a larger margin on the top to leave room for the ribbon. Create a text layout on the left side of a horizontal page layout. I used some cute, trendy fonts when I created my text. I liked the look of a modern print font for the main body and a fancier, handwritten cursive font for the names.
Copy and paste the layout you’ve created to the right side of the page. I like to use a trial and error printing to determine if my layouts will work. Once you know it’s good, go ahead and print on the yellow cardstock.
Using your paper cutter again, trim the yellow text sheets to a size of 3-7/8″x 8-1/8″. Cut a piece of the ribbon and attach it on the back side of the yellow cardstock near the top.
Next attach the yellow cardstock to the black cardstock using mounting squares. Be sure to keep everything centered.
So simple…I just love it!
What do you think? Which color combination do you like better?
And, remember…I can make these invitations for you!! I am now accepting custom orders for the invitations I design. If you like any design on my site, email me or make a comment on my Contact page and I’ll get a price and delivery date right back to you! I’d love to help you create the perfect invitation for your event!!