In last week’s article, DIY Wedding Invites Using PicMonkey, we talked about how to create an invitation out of VG Invite’s printable paper using PicMonkey (a free, online graphics editing program). This post is the second is a series on customization of printable papers for your wedding invitation set. In part 2 we will be discussing how to cut and matt your custom invitation.
What you will need:
With a metal ruler, measure anywhere from 1/8 to 1/4 inch around each side of the invitation and RSVP. This will indicate your border for trimming – just make sure that you stay consistent around each side. Depending how much you trim off, you may have a bigger or a smaller border after you attach the backing – in the next step. The more you cut off, the more you backing will show around the edges.
“Why a metal ruler?” you may be asking. Metal rulers are less likely to get warped or bent in addition to being heavy enough to stay in one spot and hearty enough to withstand tension. If you work with paper- crafting projects a lot, an investment in a metal ruler is a must.
Next, place your backing card stock in your printer and use the template to print out your boarder for the back onto the card stock.
Trim invitations, rsvp cards, and backings using paper cutter or, if you don't have a paper cutter, use an xacto knife and metal ruler as seen in my video tutorial below. You may use scissors but a paper cutter will provide even, straight lines with little to no hassle or effort.
Position your invitations on the backings in the center in order to perfectly envision and center the invitation to the cardstock. Holding the invitation down with your left hand (if right handed), use your thumb to lift up the corner and apply glue. Press down and hold for 20 seconds to ensure that the pieces are affixed. Repeat on all 4 sides. Using a liberal amount of glue will allow you to be certain that your invites stick. Double sided tape works well as well. Easy, peasy.
Remember that while these tutorials show you what to do using a wedding invitation example, you can use VG Invite's printable papers for just about anything. Use VG Invites printable papers to add your own special flair to your home, your office, stationary, or for DIY projects (like origami, scrapbooking, or other art projects). There are so many different styles that are available, you will most certainly find something that matches your style. And if you can’t find something that matches your tastes, message Victoria at in her Etsy shop at www.vginvites.etsy.com to ask her about the cost of personalized printable papers.
Next week we will discuss embellishments by decorating your invitations with twine and rhinestones. If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas for printable papers, please leave us a comment in the section below.
This is not your average Rustic Barn Wedding Invitation.
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