- 8-1/2″x 11″ black cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ checkerboard paper
- 8-1/2″x 11″ black & white paisley paper
- 8-1/2″x 11″ pale green textured cardstock
- 1/2″ velvet ribbon
- mounting squares
If you’re throwing a stylish wedding anniversary party then you definitely need a stylish invitation to go along with it. This homemade anniversary invitation would work great for any number of years being celebrated. The classic black and white colors contrasting with a pale green add a touch of elegance.
This invitation not only looks great, but it’s also pretty simple to make.
To start, cut your 8-1/2″x 11″ black cardstock in half to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. Next, using the black and white checkerboard paper, cut it down to a size of 4″x 5″. Do the same with the paisley print paper as well.
Next, determine your text layout. I kept the text pretty simple on this invitation because I wanted the overall design to be the focal point. However, I did use a cursive font for the names just to help them stand out a little more.
Once you have your text layout printed out, cut that to a size of 6-3/4″x 3-3/4″.
Next, you will need to cut the ribbon. I used a velvet ribbon on this invitation which is fairly thick compared to a satin or organza ribbon, so I couldn’t take the ribbon all the way across under the text sheet otherwise the text sheet would look lumpy. Instead, I just cut little 5/8″ long pieces to sit on either side of the green text sheet.
Now you just have to assemble it! Using mounting squares, attach each of the black and white papers (checkerboard and paisley) to the black cardstock, meeting in the middle and leaving a 1/4″ reveal around the outside. Next, attach your green text sheet, centering it within the black and white papers leaving a 5/8″ reveal around the outside. Finally, just attach the ribbon pieces on either side of the green paper, centering them over the seam of the two papers below them.
Now, just sit back and enjoy the party!