Make Your Own Invitations with Simple Dior Bow and Embellishment
Laser Cut Invitations are a beautiful way to add an easy elegance to your wedding stationery. For this design, we’ve used the Lavish Laser Cut Invitation in pearlised white and adding a contrasting colour to really make the design pop. Personally, I was really pleased with the finished results.
If green isn’t your colour, there’s no need to worry. This design would look fabulous in a number of alternative colours, or even all in pure white.
For Each Invitation You Will Need:
1 x Lavish Laser Cut Invitation in White
1/2 sheet Sage Green Recycled Paper (1 sheet makes 2 invitations)
50cm of Sage Green Velvet Ribbon (25mm width)
1 Ella Embellishment
Paper Trimmer (you only need one of these!)
Hot Melt Glue Gun
…..if you would like us to print the inserts for you, CLICK HERE
(you will be able to fit 2 invitations on each A4 sheet)
TIP – Change the backing card, or ribbon to coordinate with your theme. OR choose a different embellishment to really change up the look.
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:
So Here Are The Instructions……
- Use your paper trimmer to cut your Sage Green Paper to the following measurements: 17.5cm x 12cm (you should be able to cut 2 panels out of each sheet)
- Download the INVITATION TEMPLATE. Type your wording in the printable areas. (We used the following font……..Edwardian Script).
Print onto the Sage Green Panel.
- Open up your invitation and place the invitation inside. Close the invitation so that the front flaps are touching each other.
- Cut a length of Sage Green Ribbon. Hold one end of the ribbon at the front centre of the invitation and pass the loose end around the back of the card until it meets back up at the front. Place a small amount of glue from the glue gun onto the end that you are holding in to place. Press the loose end of the ribbon on top of the glue to form a band around the card. Cut off the loose ends.
- Take another length of ribbon and place it face down on a flat surface. Use your glue gun to run a line of glue down the ribbon, appx. 6cm in from the left edge. Fold the loose end over and press it in to place on top of the glue. Run a second line of glue down the ribbon, next to the edge you have just glued. Fold the right side of the ribbon over so that it sticks onto the glue, making even loops on both sides. Use your scissors to cut off any loose ends. This will be your Dior Bow.
- Use your glue gun to run a few lines of glue along the back of the dior bow. Turn the bow over and press in to place on top of the ribbon band you made earlier. Position it so that it sits in the centre of your card (and covers the join in the ribbon). Make sure you don’t get any glue on the card or paper.
- Turn your embellishment upside down and use your glue gun to add glue around the outside edges and across the middle. Turn over and press in to place in the middle of your Dior Bow.
And breathe easy! Your first invitation is finished! It was easier than you thought wasn’t it? The next ones will be much quicker so get stuck in 😉