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Beach Wedding Invitation


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Design by: Andi99 (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Wedding Invitations

I was getting married on a beach in Jamaica and needed invites of course! Since I knew it was going to be a small group, it afforded me the opportunity to hand make them using my Cricut. I wanted to use the colors of the Jamaican flag and of course they had to have a beach theme! So here comes starfish...

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • green card stock
  • yellow card stock
  • black ribbon
  • white paper
  • decorative edger
  • Envelope 5.5"x5.5"

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Invite body: I created the body of the invitation in a design software called Corel DRAW (similar to Adobe Illustrator), but you could also probably also use a program like Microsoft Word. I decided the main section of the invites would be a square 4.5" by 4.5". I laid out the text of the invite, printed it on white card stock and cut using a decorative edger. In my case I used a torn paper look.
RSVP card: Every invite needs a RSVP card. These have to fit in the interior pocket, so they ended up 4.25" wide by 2.25" high. They were tight in the slot, so I would maybe recommend even 4" wide. Shown is the front and back, printed on white card stock.
Travel Info: Everyone needs to know where they're going and how to book, so I had a second card behind the RSVP. This one is taller so that people would see there were two pieces in the slot. Shown are the front and back, printed on white card stock. Again mine were 4.25" wide and could have been 4" wide, they were 2.75" high.
Using the green card stock, cut one per invitation of the Envelope from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge (#M306DF). Scale it proportionally to 11.5" wide, which makes it approximately 9.52" tall.
Fold over the one edge to make a pocket at 3" from the main score line. Glue the sides of the pocket together with a thin bead of glue. Make sure not to bleed too much glue into the interior of the pocket (or your cards won't fit).
Using the yellow card stock, cut out some starfish (#M34191) for decoration using the Life's a Beach cartridge. I used 3 on the interior and one as a seal on the mailing envelope. I hid contours to use the starfish individually. The starfish seal was cut 1.5" square.
Also cut the heart tag from the Tags Bags Boxes & More 2 (#M423A5) scaled proportionally to 2.5" tall. Print your caption on white card stock and fit it behind the heart tag. In our case, we had 'All you need is Love' printed 1.5" wide by .75" high on a piece of white card stock bigger than the tag (like 2.5" square). I fitted the cardstock behind so that it showed thru, glued and trimmed around the yellow.
Assemble your finished invitation. Glue the white invitation to the middle. Decorate with small starfish.
Insert your RSVP and Travel cards into the pocket.
Cut 11" piece of black ribbon. Fold the invite together, top and bottom should just meet.
Thread ribbon through side holes and then together from back side of heart tag.
Tie a bow.
Address your envelope, and seal with a Starfish.

Step 1

Invite body: I created the body of the invitation in a design software called Corel DRAW (similar to Adobe Illustrator), but you could also probably also use a program like Microsoft Word. I decided the main section of the invites would be a square 4.5" by 4.5". I laid out the text of the invite, printed it on white card stock and cut using a decorative edger. In my case I used a torn paper look.

Step 2

RSVP card: Every invite needs a RSVP card. These have to fit in the interior pocket, so they ended up 4.25" wide by 2.25" high. They were tight in the slot, so I would maybe recommend even 4" wide. Shown is the front and back, printed on white card stock.

Step 3

Travel Info: Everyone needs to know where they're going and how to book, so I had a second card behind the RSVP. This one is taller so that people would see there were two pieces in the slot. Shown are the front and back, printed on white card stock. Again mine were 4.25" wide and could have been 4" wide, they were 2.75" high.

Step 4

Using the green card stock, cut one per invitation of the Envelope from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge (#M306DF). Scale it proportionally to 11.5" wide, which makes it approximately 9.52" tall.
Fold over the one edge to make a pocket at 3" from the main score line. Glue the sides of the pocket together with a thin bead of glue. Make sure not to bleed too much glue into the interior of the pocket (or your cards won't fit).

Step 5

Using the yellow card stock, cut out some starfish (#M34191) for decoration using the Life's a Beach cartridge. I used 3 on the interior and one as a seal on the mailing envelope. I hid contours to use the starfish individually. The starfish seal was cut 1.5" square.
Also cut the heart tag from the Tags Bags Boxes & More 2 (#M423A5) scaled proportionally to 2.5" tall. Print your caption on white card stock and fit it behind the heart tag. In our case, we had 'All you need is Love' printed 1.5" wide by .75" high on a piece of white card stock bigger than the tag (like 2.5" square). I fitted the cardstock behind so that it showed thru, glued and trimmed around the yellow.

Step 6

Assemble your finished invitation. Glue the white invitation to the middle. Decorate with small starfish.
Insert your RSVP and Travel cards into the pocket.

Step 7

Cut 11" piece of black ribbon. Fold the invite together, top and bottom should just meet.
Thread ribbon through side holes and then together from back side of heart tag.
Tie a bow.

Step 8

Address your envelope, and seal with a Starfish.

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