Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wedding Ideas - Invitations

I have to admit that I was a little concerned when the bride-to-be asked me to make her wedding invitations.   Would she like my design?   How labor-intensive would this be?    The bride knew what color she wanted and she had her heart set on a square card.    Together we scanned the internet and found what she was looking for. 

Wedding Invitations - finished size is almost 6" square

The invitation consists of a 5.8" square, four flaps, a 5.75" decorative insert.  I cut the square pieces with my paper trimmer.  The flaps were cut with the help of a SVG file.

All the parts that make up an inviation

After the flaps were cut, they were embossed with the Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" folder and taped to the four sides of the 5.8" square.  The decorative 5.75" square was then taped over the attached parts to make a pretty and clean looking inside.

I have not made the actual "invite" part yet.  When that's done it will be taped on top of the decorative insert.

Initial made using Cricut Mini Monograms cartridge

The flaps fold in on themselves to close the invitation.  I cut a .25" x 12" strip from the decorative design paper to create the belly band.  Just wrap around the invitation and scotch tape together.  The monogram initial covers up the scotch tape on the belly band.

The monogram initial was cut at 2" from the Cricut Mini Monograms cartridge feature on page 91 of the folder.  The beige background was cut at 2" from the Mini Monograms cartridge using the feature on page 91 of the folder.

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