- 8-1/2″x 11″ blue cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ black & white floral print
- 5/8″ black satin ribbon
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
If you’re looking for a really easy but classic looking bridal shower invitation, then I’d suggest this one! It took me no time at all and it looks great!
It has both a classic and modern look, with a black and white print paired with a beautiful blue. The satin ribbon gives a bit of texture to the invitation.
To begin making this simple homemade invitation, you will first need to determine a text layout since the text sheet is also the base sheet. I like to use my printshop program to make text layouts. Begin by choosing a vertical page layout. Create a text box on the near the upper right side of the paper, leaving about a 2-3/4″ margin on the left side for the floral print strip.
I like to make the invitation font more interesting by using two different fonts, a simpler print font for the main portions and an elegant cursive font for the names.
The overall invitation size will be 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. This may also help when determining the size of the text box. Copy and paste the text box to the bottom of the page to create two text sheets per paper. Once you think you have a good layout, you may need to use trial and error printing to check to see if it will work. Be sure to use an inexpensive printer paper until you get the printing correct.
Next, print out the text on the blue cardstock. Cut that sheet in half to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. You will get two invitations from each sheet of paper.
Now cut a strip of the floral print paper to a size of 2″x 5-1/2″. Using mounting squares, attach the strip of paper to the left side of the paper.
Finally, cut a length of ribbon about 12″ long. Attach one end to the back side and wrap it around the front and back around to the back. Attach the other end on the backside as well.
I just love the finished product! I’d definitely have to say this is one of my favorites, not to mention one of the easiest!
Let me know what you think! What kind or colors of bridal shower invitations do you like to make?