- 8-1/2″x 11″ sage green and white floral print paper (available at scrapbook websites)
- 8-1/2″x 11″ white cardstock (textured)
- jeweled florettes
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
Don’t you just love this homemade invitation?! After I finished it, I decided that it’s probably one of my favorite bridal shower invitations! I just love the light colors and the simplicity of the design, paired with the delicate flowers!
I also love the light curve in the invitation. It adds a delicate touch that a straight edge couldn’t do.
To make this invitation, start by cutting the green and white floral print paper to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. This will be the overall size of the invitation and is also a standard size of paper cut in half.
Next, using any printshop or word program, develop a text layout. Start by using a horizontal page layout. Next, create a text box on the left side of the paper and begin writing the text for your invitation. I thought I’d use a cute saying on this one since there was plenty of room and I thought it would be cute with this design…
“A sprinkle of flowers
and a couple of kisses,
soon Cory & Melody will be
Mr. & Mrs.
But as we wait for that special hour,
with a bridal shower!”
Then I continued on with the shower details. I also printed the text in black, but the name in a green that matched the green of the paper.
I usually use a trial and error printing when I’m determining if a layout will work or not. Once you have a good layout copy and paste that text box to the right side so you will get two text sheets per one sheet of paper, print it out on the white cardstock.
Next, you will need to make a template for the curve. This is really easy…just fold a paper in half and draw a slight curve to the center of what will be the main curve. When you cut it out, it makes it symmetrical when it’s unfolded.
Once you have a good template, trace it onto the white cardstock and cut it out. The white cardstock should cover the left side of the green print paper to the curved edge.
The last step is an easy one! Attach the white cardstock to the green print paper using scrapbook mounting squares. Then just add a couple larger jeweled florettes along the curved edge.
I just love how easy this is to make, and yet how beautiful it looks! It would work great for any bridal shower, or even a baby shower!