Click Below for an A4 Printable Worksheet
Unmounted Create a Swirl Elements A5 Stamp Plate: UMCREATE
U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion: UMREPOST
Pearl-Lux A4 Card: Assorted Pack codes
Natural Heavyweight Parchment :40025
Foundations A4 Card – Pearl Card Blue : 40444 & Pearl Old Gold : 40466
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Tumbled Glass: DPTUMBLED
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Spellbinders Labels Eleven Nestibility Die: WIZ54 – 246
Die Cutting Machine: Wizard
(dies will work with other die cutting machines)
Magnetic Spacer Mat: WIZW – 024
Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL
Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Acrylic Block: 6″ X 4″ : BLOCK3
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder : Bright Gold – CSEPBRGOLD
Score Board : EAZI – SCORE BOARD : EAZISCOR
Double Sided Tape : Tape2s
Ribbon : Various Ribbon Codes
Brads, Embossing Tool, Low Tack Tape, Hole Punch, , Foam Pads & old Pen _______________________________
Step by Step Instructions
1 This workshop shows how to make professional invites with the same results every time. On a plain word document add the words for the invite and print off. Place the spellbinder die cut side down over the words and secure with a piece of low tack tape.
2 Turn the die and card over and cut and emboss through your chosen die cutting machine. Once embossed, edge the words using the tumbled glass ink and the cut`n`dry foam.
3 Cut 2 more shapes, one using the next size up die and the blue card, and then the largest die using the gold card to form the mat for the wording. Punch a hole through the base gold layer and thread ribbon through. Then place the blue shape over the top using foam pads. Finish this piece by adding the words to the top.
4 Score the gold card at the A4 half fold 7 point and again at the A4 gate 4 point.
5 To make a square card trim the card to 14.5cm wide. The shape will fit nicely into the luxury envelopes if needed. Fold the shorter edge down to provide the flap for the easel part later on.
6 Cut a piece of gold card and line the inside base of the card. Alternatively use double sided card so this piece won`t be needed.
7 Cut a smaller sized card to fit inside the card. Emboss around the edges with a straight embossed line.
8 Secure the wording piece to the blue card using foam pads and stick the ends of the ribbon behind the card. Attach the blue card to the inside of the easel card. Top Tip – the wording needs to be near the edge of the card to make the easel part stand correctly.
9 Measure another piece of card which will be the same size as the folded card. 14.5 x 14.5cms. Stamp swirls around the edge using the perfect medium ink pad and emboss using the gold embossing powder.
10 Type the wording for the invite with all the details you require. There are free templates on many websites if any help is needed for the words. Trim to size and edge the parchment by running a gold pen around the outside.
11 Punch holes in each corner of the parchment and through the card and attach brads to the secure the piece down.
12 Place double sided tape on the outside panel and stick the bottom edge of the invite down this will leave the top part free which will stand up and form the easel card.
13 Here you have the completed card & with this style the front flap will sit behind the wording to create a grand feel to the invite. Choose the card to match the colour scheme you will be using for your planned event.
14 Other ideas are: To add the colour card behind the parchment like in the menu card at the back
Or use the pearl lux card for a luxury embossed feel and add pearl heart embellishments to add detail.
Invites can be simple but stylish or add more detail to suit your needs.