- 8-1/2″x 11″ black cardstock
- 8-1/2″x 11″ black & white flourish paper
- 8-1/2″x 11″ fuschia pink cardstock
- sparkly black tulle
- mounting squares
- size A9 envelopes
Isn’t this a fun Sweet 16 birthday invitation?? This homemade invitation is perfect for that trendy, spunky soon-to-be sixteen year old!
The best part is, it’s easy!
To begin, cut the black cardstock to a size of 8-1/2″x 5-1/2″. Next, cut your black & white paper to a size of 7-1/2″x 4-1/2″.
Before cutting the fuschia cardstock, determine your text layout. I usually use my printshop program when I make invitations. For this invitation, I selected a horizontal page layout. Then I created a text box to the left side of the paper. Trying different fonts and wording, I came up with the text. I liked using an elegant cursive font for the entire invitation because it fit in with the overall design. Also, be sure to leave a margin for your tulle to cross through.
Next, I copied and pasted the text block to the right side of the page. This gave me two text sheets per one sheet of paper. Once the text is printed, cut the fuschia cardstock to a size of 6-3/4″x 3-3/4″.
Cut a length of the black sparkly tulle.
Once all the supplies are cut out, putting it together is the easy part!
Using scrapbook mounting squares, attach the fuschia cardstock to the black & white paper. Next, attach that layer to the black cardstock. Make sure to keep all the layers centered or it starts to look sloppy.
Once all the layers are attached together, wrap the tulle around the invitation and tie a double knot on the front in the center. Pull the ends snuggly and trim to the desired length.
That’s it! It is so easy and it looks so professional! Your daughter’s guests are sure to think you had these custom made!
Let me know what you think! What are some of the ideas you’ve used to make homemade invitations, or ideas for the party itself?