- 8-1/2″x 11″ metallic copper paper
- 8-1/2″x 11″ leaf print paper (I found this at Hobby Lobby)
- 8-1/2″x 11″ orange cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ cream cardstock
- faux leaves
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
It’s classy, yet fits the theme of “fall” perfectly!
And, of course, it’s easy!!
To start, using your E-xacto Paper Trimmer, cut the metallic orange paper in half to a size of 5-1/2″x 8-1/2″. Next, cut the leaf print paper to a size of 5″x 8″.
The next step is to design a text layout. Decide what you want your font to look like and what you want your invitation to say. Using either a printshop program or Word program, choose a horizontal (landscape) page layout. Create a text box on the left side. Type your party information. For this invite I plainly stated…
“Join us for a
Fall Harvest Party!”
Once you have your text written, change the font color if you like. I changed mine to a dark brown because it fit the color scheme better than black. Next, copy and paste the text box to the right side of the page. At this point I like to use trial and error printing to determine if the positioning will work.
After you know the positions will work, print out you text on the cream cardstock.
Depending on the overall size of your text layout, you may need to adjust the size of the next cut. I cut my text sheet to a size of 3-3/4″x 5″. I then cut the orange cardstock to a size of 4-1/4″x 5-1/2″. This left a 1/4″ reveal of orange around the cream text sheet.
Now, using the scrapbook mounting squares, attach all the layers together. Be sure to keep everything centered!
Next, get a couple strands of raffia and wrap them around the invitation. Tie a double knot in the front and center. For an added touch, I also attach a faux leaf to the raffia by putting a small cut near the bottom of the leaf and threading it onto a strand of raffia.
That’s it!! I love how simple this invite is, but how classy and beautiful it turns out!!
Enjoy fall…it’s a beautiful time of the year!!