(Closed) DIY invitations

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
1219 posts
Bumble bee


dee424:  My daughter ordered the invites and rsvps but made the three enclosures.  We bought a stencil at Michaels for the small one (it had other shapes too).  We found a pack of shaped note pads for the other two.  She made clear plastic stencils that she marked in the center so she could center it over each one and trace around it.  She hand cut all of them.  I think she printed two reception and two accomodations cards per page.  That way she didn’t waste any paper.  She just mixed the colors when she put them together so each invitation had one of each color.

I know you said invitations but same theory.  Maybe there is an easier way but we didn’t have any type of craft cutter like cricut so it was all by hand.  Hope this helps.


Post # 3
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I love PP’s idea…. but I’m horrible at centering things… So while I’m making the invite I add the shape I’ll be cutting right onto the image, then I use the transparency so it’s barely visible. 

Then to cut just follow the inside of the line.

It’s more work to do on the computer like this (with putting in the image, transparency, and sometimes you have to lay that down first for overlap or whatever it’s called). But if you can’t center things all that well, there is this option too.

Post # 4
1285 posts
Bumble bee

These are beautiful!  I’m going to try to DIY my invites too.  Any favorite online sites for printable templates?

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Honestly a Silhouette Portrait isn’t thaaaat expensive and can be used for lots of things. I think hand-cutting a lot of bracket invites sounds awful. With the Silhouette you can print and cut pretty easily.

Post # 9
1219 posts
Bumble bee


dee424:  I like it very much.  Good luck!

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