- 8-1/2″x 11″ ” target=”_blank”>textured white cardstock
- pretty black ribbon
- mounting squares (for assembly)
If you’re looking for homemade invitation ideas, then you came to the right place! My passion is making homemade invitations and today I’m going to show you how to make this beautiful homemade black and white anniversary invitation.
I think this invitation turned out so beautiful that it could even be used as a bridal shower invitation or a wedding invitation.
The best part is, it’s super easy to make, and I’m all about making invitations that are easy!
My inspiration for this invitation came from this really beautiful black ribbon that I found. It’s just a solid black with a ruffled edge. It adds just the right touch to the overall look of this invitation.
After I found the ribbon, I decided that I wanted the invitation to be all black and white. They always look so elegant and timeless.
I found this great black and white paisley print and thought that it would work great. I wanted it to be grounded, so I chose this solid black cardstock as my base paper. Much of the time if I’m using a print, then I like to use a solid cardstock as a base paper under it. It gives it a great base and adds to the sturdiness of the invitation since cardstock is heavier than standard scrapbook print paper.
I knew that I wanted the text printed on white, so that was easy. I also decided that I wanted that text sheet accented with a black base too.
I kept the text fairly simple, just stating that we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the couple and give the date, time, and location.
To actually make the invitation, the overall size is 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″, which is a basic 8-1/2″x 11″ paper cut in half. To leave a 1/4″ reveal all around, I cut the print sheet to a size of 5″ x 8″. I wanted a larger reveal on the print sheet, so I cut the next black layer to a size of 4″ x 6″. After getting a good text layout and leaving room for the ribbon, I cut the text sheet to a size of 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ to leave a 1/4″ reveal.
All I had to do next was assemble it all together, which was quite easy once all the sheets were cut out!
Needless to say, I think it turned out great! I love making invitations! Sometimes learning how to make your own invitations is so much fun!