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How to Make… Beach Theme Wedding Invitations

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Beach Theme Wedding Invitations

Our guide on how to make beach theme wedding invitations makes it a really easy and fun range to make yourself. For beach lovers or brides planning a beach theme or destination wedding, this range is just perfect. It manages to combine textures and prints to create a really natural but striking looking range. So why not give it a go?

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Here’s How To Make This Gorgeous Beach Theme Wedding Invitation:

For each invitation you will need:

1 Sheet of Kraft Card  BUY
1/2 Sheet of Kraft Paper  BUY
1/2 sheet of Driftwood Paper in Aqua  BUY
1/10 sheet of Hessian Paper  BUY
16cm Scalloped Lace  BUY
30cm of 1mm Natural Jute Cord  BUY
1 Crystal Starfish  BUY

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Paper Scorer  BUY
Tape Runner or Double Sided Tape  BUY
Hot melt glue gun  BUY

You will also need a sharp scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
Print your invitation wording on to Kraft Paper and cut down to size. The finished size should be 13.5cm x 13.5cm. You should be able to fit 2 invitation panels on to 1 sheet.
Cut a sheet of Kraft Card 29cm x 14.5cm. Score and fold in half.

Stick your invitation panel to the inside of your scored card using double sided tape.

Cut a piece of Driftwood Aqua Paper 14.5cm x 14.5cm. Stick this to the front of your card using double sided tape. Make sure that the driftwood print runs from the top to the bottom of the card.

Cut a piece of Hessian Paper 14.5cm x 4cm. Stick across the front of your card.

Run a piece of double sided tape across the middle of the Hessian Paper, (covering the whole length). Trim off any loose edges when you reach the sides.

Press your Scalloped Lace on top of the Double Sided Tape. Cut off any loose edges.

Make a bow from your Jute Cord. The finished bow should be about 6cm wide when tied. Use your glue gun to stick this to the centre of your card (in the middle of the Hessian Paper and lace).

Use your glue gun to stick the Crystal Starfish on top of the bow.

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Here’s How To Make The RSVP Cards:

 

For each RSVP card you will need:

1/4 Sheet of Kraft Card  BUY
1/4 Sheet of Kraft Paper  BUY
1/4 sheet of Driftwood Paper in Aqua  BUY
1 Noolibird RSVP Stamp (typeface 1)  BUY
Smokey Grey Ink Pad by Versafine  BUY
Pearlescent Jade Ink Pad by Brilliance  BUY

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Tape Runner or Double Sided Tape  BUY

Other things you might need:

You will also need a small starfish stamp (available on eBay)

Find Small Starfish Stamp
INSTRUCTIONS:
Print your RSVP wording on to Kraft Paper and cut down to size. The finished size should be 11cm x 8.5cm. You should be able to fit 4 RSVP panels on to 1 sheet if you print in a landscape format.

Cut a sheet of Kraft Card 11.5cm x 9cm

Stick your RSVP panel to one side of the Card.

Cut a piece of Driftwood Aqua Paper 11cm x 8.5cm, making sure that the pattern runs down rather than across. Stick this to the other side of the card.

Cut a piece of Driftwood Aqua paper so that you have 1 length of wooden board with the brown gap showing at either side. Trim this to 8.5cm wide and stick along the bottom of the paper you have just stuck in to place (see the picture above).

Use your RSVP stamp and Smokey Grey Ink to stamp “RSVP” on the bottom left of your card (in the centre of the driftwood panel you just stuck in to place)

Use your starfish stamp and Jade Inkpad to stamp a starfish in the top right of the card.

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Here’s How To Make The Place Cards:

For each Place card you will need:

1/4 Sheet of Kraft Card  BUY
20cm of 1mm Natural Jute Cord  BUY
1/8 sheet of Driftwood Paper in Aqua  BUY
1 Small Crystal Starfish  BUY
Smokey Grey Ink Pad by Versafine  BUY
Pearlescent Jade Ink Pad by Brilliance  BUY

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Paper Scorer  BUY
Tape Runner or Double Sided Tape  BUY
Hot melt glue gun  BUY

 

You will also need a set of alphabet or typewriter stamps (available on eBay)
Find Alphabet Stamps

AND a small starfish stamp (available on eBay)

Find Small Starfish Stamp
INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut a piece of Kraft Card 14cm x 10cm. Score and fold in half.

Cut a piece of Driftwood Paper 9.5cm x 6.5cm. Make sure that the pattern runs across rather than down. Stick this to the front of your folded card.

Use your alphabet stamps and Smokey Grey ink to print the guest names on to the front of your placecard………if you find this too much of a fiddle, you could always handwrite them on instead!

Use you Starfish stamp and Pearlescent Jade ink to stamp a starfish in the bottom right corner of the card.

Tie a small cord with your jute cord. The finished size should be about 4cm. Stick this to the top right of the card.

Stick your small crystal starfish on top of the bow using your glue gun.

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Here’s How To Make This Cool Menu Card

 

(You can use the same design as an Order of Service if you change the stamp!):

For each Menu you will need:

1 Sheet of Kraft Card  BUY
1/2 Sheet of Kraft Paper  BUY
1/2 sheet of Driftwood Paper in Aqua  BUY
1/8 sheet of Hessian Paper  BUY
22cm Scalloped Lace  BUY
30cm of 1mm Natural Jute Cord  BUY
1 Crystal Starfish  BUY
1 Noolibird Menu Stamp (typeface 1)  BUY
Smokey Grey Ink Pad by Versafine  BUY
Pearlescent Jade Ink Pad by Brilliance  BUY

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Paper Scorer  BUY
Tape Runner or Double Sided Tape  BUY
Hot melt glue gun  BUY

You will also need a sharp scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

Print your menu wording on to Kraft Paper and cut down to size. The finished size should be 20cm x 13.5cm. You should be able to fit 2 menu panels on to 1 sheet if you print in a landscape format.

Cut a sheet of Kraft Card 29cm x 21cm. Score and fold in half.

Stick your menu to the inside of your scored card using double sided tape.

You will need to cut 2 panels of driftwood paper measuring 21cm high x 8cm wide. Make sure one panel has the print running down and the other has the print running across.

On the right side of your card, use the double sided tape to stick on the driftwood panel with the print running down.

Take your menu stamp and pearlescent jade ink and stamp on top of the driftwood panel a number of times in random places (but always running in line with the top and bottom of the card……please look at the picture). It doesn’t matter if you get ink on the card behind because you will be covering that with your next panel.

Once you have done this, clean your stamp, take your Smokey Grey Ink Pad and stamp a few more times.

Stick the other driftwood panel on the left side of your card (it will slightly overlap the panel you just stuck down and stamped on).

Measure Cut 2 pieces of Hessian Paper 2.5cm x 8cm. Use double sided tape to stick these in to place across 2 driftwood panels on the left side of your card.

Run a line of double sided tape along the join where the 2 driftwood panels meet. Press your Scal-loped Lace on top of the double sided tape and trim off any loose ends at the top and bottom of your card.

Tie a small bow with your jute cord. The finished size should be about 6cm. Use your glue gun to stick this in to place in the middle of the scalloped lace, about 5cm from the bottom of the card.

Use your glue gun to stick the crystal starfish on top of the bow.

 

Hope you find this guide on how to make beach theme wedding invitations useful.

For more tips and advice on printing, planning and more go to our Wedding Hub here.

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