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How to Make… Laguna Aqua Invitations

Aqua Invitations

If like me, you love the beach, these Laguna Aqua Invitations design capture the feeling perfectly.

Living by the sea or heading abroad for your beach themed wedding would be perfectly captured using our aqua and kraft coloured materials, not forgetting a subtle bit of bling using our gorgeous miniature crystal starfish.

Follow these step by step instructions to create them for your own wedding.

 

INVITATION

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To make this beach theme wedding
invitation you will need:

1 sheet of Matt Off White Card BUY
1/2 sheet Love Notes Laguna Paper BUY
4 x 6mm self adhesive pearls BUY
1 sheet of A4 Kraft Paper BUY
1/4 sheet of Kraft Card BUY

Other items you may wish to consider:

Double Sided Tape BUY
Paper Trimmer / Scorer BUY
Paper Scoring Blades BUY
Mini Mounting Pads BUY

INSTRUCTIONS

INVITATION

– Cut your Off White A4 Card to 14.5cm x 29cm. Score and fold in half.
– Cut a piece of Love Notes Laguna Paper to 14.5cm x 14.5cm. Use double sided tape to stick this to the front of your card.

– Print your wording on to a sheet of A4 Kraft paper and cut to size.
The finished size of the invitation should be:
Invitation panel – 28cm x 13.5cm with the wording offset to the right half of the sheet (so that when it’s folded in half, it sits in the centre of the right hand side)
Front panel – 6cm x 6cm

– Fold your invitation panel in half and use double sided tape to stick it to the inside of the invitation

– Cut 3 pieces of Kraft Card 6cm x 6cm.
– Use double sided tape to stick your front panel wording on to one of the Kraft Card Panels.
– Take one of the panels and lay it flat. Use double sided tape to stick another panel on top at a slight angle. Stick your front wording panel on top, again at a slight angle.
– Use mini mounting pads to stick the layered panel to the centre of the card. Make sure that the wording is parallel to the bottom of the card.
– Stick a 6mm self adhesive pearl to each corner of the front panel.

SAVE THE DATE CARD

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To make this cute save the date card, you will need:

1 Small Pearlised White Invitation Wallet and Insert BUY
1/6 sheet of Kraft Card BUY
1/6 sheet Love Notes Laguna Paper BUY
1 x Mini Crystal Starfish BUY
1/12 Pearlised White Paper BUY
Natural Jute Cord BUY

Other items you may wish to consider:

Double Sided Tape BUY
Paper Trimmer / Scorer BUY
Hot Melt Glue Gun BUY

 

INSTRUCTIONS

SAVE THE DATE CARD

– Print your wording on to the insert.
– On a sheet of A4 paper, print the wording “Save the Date”. Carefully use a scissors to cut around your wording in a tag shape (see the picture)
TIP – You should be able to print at least 12 of these on to a sheet but make sure you leave enough room to cut it to size!
– Use double sided tape to stick the save the date wording on to Kraft Card. Use a scissors to carefully cut around the outside to create a layered effect (see the picture)
– Cut a piece of Kraft Card to 8cm x 8cm. Use double sided tape to stick this to the front of your wallet.
– Cut a piece of Love Notes Laguna 7.5cm x 7.5cm. Stick on to the front of your card using double sided tape.

– Take your fine jute string and use the hot melt glue gun to glue one end to the centre of the front of your card. From here, wrap the string around the card a number of times (at least 5). Finish by gluing in the centre and cutting off any loose ends.
– Use the hot melt glue gun to stick the corner of your tag at the place where the string meets in the centre.
– Use your hot melt glue gun to stick your embellishment on top.

FAVOUR BOX

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To make this pretty favour box, you will need:

1 Kraft Favour Box (you can use any small box for this but the Kraft favour boxes are really nice when you unwrap the favours) BUY
2/3 sheet Love Notes Laguna Paper BUY
Natural Jute Cord BUY

Other items you may wish to consider:

Double Sided Tape BUY
Paper Trimmer / Scorer BUY

 

INSTRUCTIONS

FAVOUR BOX

If you’re any good at wrapping presents, this one if for you!

– Firstly, you will need to assemble and fill your box ready to be wrapped.
– Cut a piece of Laguna Love Notes paper twice the width of your box.
– Place your paper face down on a flat surface and put your box (face down) in the centre.
– Stick double sided tape on the far end of the paper. Pull the end nearest you up to the centre of the box and hold in place. Pick up the end with the double sided tape and pull over the top, sticking in to place. You should end up with a glued join in the centre of your box at the bottom.

– Turn your box around so that it is facing up. Pull one of the open ends to face you.
– Push up the bottom of the loose paper so that it touches the side of the box, folding in to place as you go.
– Pull both sides in to the center, again folding in to place as you go.
– You should now have a sort of pointed flap at the top end. You can run double sided tape along this and press it down in to place.
– Repeat this on the other open side.

– Cut two long lengths of fine jute string and hold them together.
– Starting about 20cm from the end of the string (you will need to leave this loose to finish the bow at the end), wrap it around and around your box at least 5 times. When you are happy, pass your loose end underneath and around the string at the top of the box. Wrap your loose end in the opposite direction so that between the two ends, you have secured the string together. Tie a knot and make a bow, cutting off any loose ends.

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