Make Your Own Pretty Laser Cut Invitations with Bow
With Spring fast approaching, I was really in the mood to create something fresh and flirty. I love all the seasons but Spring is definitely my favourite with so much potential in the air. Normally, I start designing with a product and build from there. But unusually, this design started with a colour pallet. I love the way the fresh green works with the pink and white to create a real sense of freshness. Adding in some graphics gave the design an extra pop. So by the time I’d finished, I felt pretty proud (and also a little excited to share).
This design is a really easy one to re-create. So why not give it a go?
For Each Invitation You Will Need:
1 x Extravaganza Laser Cut Invitation in White
2 x Inserts
1/2 sheet of Sage Green Recycled Paper
1 Meter of 38mm Wild Rose Ribbon
Paper Trimmer / Scorer
…..if you would like us to print the inserts for you, CLICK HERE
(for each invitation you will need to select 2 x Printed inserts – 1 for the invitation, 1 for the RSVP)
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 these templates…..
We used the following font:
Marigold and Copperplate Gothic
So Here Are The Instructions……
- Download the following templates:
Type your wording in the spaces provided. 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….Marigold and Copperplate Gothic.
- Print the wording onto the insert cards.
- Use a paper trimmer to cut down to the following sizes:
INVITATION PANEL – 12.5cm x 12.5cm
RSVP CARD – 10.5cm x 8.5cm
- Use a paper trimmer to cut your Sage Green paper to:
14.5cm x 14.5cm square.
- Open up the laser cut invitation and run double sided tape around the outside edges and across the middle of the flat square panel. Press the Sage Green Panel into place on top of the double sided tape, making sure that your borders are even.
- Place the printed invitation panel face down on a flat surface. Run double sided tape around the outside edges and across the middle. Stick it in to place at the centre of the sage green panel, making sure your borders are even.
- Place your RSVP card inside the invitation and fold the flaps in towards the centre to close.
- Cut of a length of ribbon appx. 1 meter long. Lay the ribbon on a flat surface and place your invitation in the centre.
- Fold the loose ends of the ribbon in towards the front centre of the invitation. Tie a knot. Holding the knot in place with your finger, tie a second knot on top.
- Tie a neat bow, teasing in to place until your happy with the size and shape (If you’re unsure how to tie a bow, I’d really recommend watching the video which will help you through).
- Cut off the loose ends of the ribbon into an inverted V shape.
And you’re finished! You can either slot this into an envelope. Our luxury envelopes are slightly oversizes so there is enough room for the bow. But If you want to push the boat out, you could also use one of our invitation boxes.
If you use this tutorial, I’d love to hear from you (and to see some pictures of what you’ve created).
Hugs from Leah