Make Your Own Easy DIY Save the Date Cards or Wedding Postponement Announcements
We’re really sad to say that this design was inspired by the Covid-19 outbreak. So many brides were affected and had to postpone, or rearrange their weddings. I wanted to put together an easy DIY design that was chic, easy to make but didn’t cost very much. I’m pretty pleased with the result.
This is a really elegant, but versatile design that can be used for Wedding Postponement Announcements, Save The Date Cards or even Wedding Invitations.
I’ve added gold foil to the design. If you’d like to see how we did this, we’ve added a link to the video at the end of this post. But if you want to keep it really simple, you could just print straight from the printer without adding the foil. The design would also look really beautiful if you replaced the card panel for vellum to add an extra touch of chic.
For Each Invitation You Will Need:
1 x A6 Card in White
1/2 x Sheet of Matt off white A4 Card (1 sheet makes 2 invitations)
30cm of 16mm Ivory Satin Ribbon
C6 Handmade Envelope
Paper Trimmer / Scorer
PLUS a hole punch (I’ve used a Crop-A-Dile) AND a sharp scissors
If You’re Planning On Adding Metallic Foiling, You Will Also Need……
– Toner Reactive Foil
– Laminating Machine
…..if you would like us to print the inserts for you, CLICK HERE
(for each invitation you will need to select 1 x Printed insert
If you’re not big on reading instructions, we’ve put together a video to show you how it’s done. (just press play)……
You’ll also need to download this template…..
We used the following font:
Aidan Script and Century Gothic
So Here Are The Instructions……
- Download the following template:
Type your wording in the spaces provided. Leave a gap at the top where the ribbon will go. Make sure you check that the spelling, grammar and layout are all correct. You will also need to check that the times, dates and locations are all included.
We used the following fonts….Aidan Script and Century Gothic.
- Print the wording onto A4 Card and Cut down to size using the paper trimmer. The finished size should be:
9cm high x 13cm wide.
(If you are going to add metallic foil to your invitations, add it now, using the method shown in the video below ……. it’s super easy)
- Hold your printed panel in the centre of your Handmade A6 Card Panel. Holding in place, use a hole punch to make 2 holes at the top of your printed panel, appx. 3cm apart. Make sure you leave a few mm at the top of the printed panel so that the ribbon will hold.
- Cut a length of ribbon appx. 30cm long. Cut the ends into point.
- Starting at the front, thread one side of the ribbon through the left hole and the other side of the ribbon through the right hole. Pull so that the ribbon sits neatly on the front.
- Turn you card over so that the back is facing you. Threat the ends of the ribbons back through their opposite holes.
- Turn the card back over and pull the ribbon into place. Use a sharp scissors to cut off the excess ends of the ribbon at a neat angle.
And you’re done!! This one is super easy!!! You really have to give it a go.
Here’s the Metallic Foil Video If You Need it…..