May 30, 2011

Custom Invitations Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago I shared the custom invitations I made for Audrey's birthday. I am slightly obsessed with bunting right now and love how these turned out. A few people have asked me how I did it, so I thought I would share a quick step-by-step. They are really simple to put together.

Here is what you'll need:
Scrapbook paper in an assortment of colors/designs (I used 7 different patterns)
Blank Cards
Sewing Machine with coordinating thread

If you are going to have any printing on your cards you need to do it first, you won't be able to print after you make the bunting. I printed the word celebrate on the outside and all of the party information on the inside. 

Start by cutting out small triangles from the scrapbook paper. I used my Silhouette to cut out the triangles, but you could also cut these by hand if you don't have that option. I only used one piece of each type of paper and had way more than enough triangles for ten cards.

Next, place a tiny bit of glue, I used a toothpick to apply it, to the top of a triangle and glue it down starting one on edge of the card. Continue by gluing the triangles side by side until you get to the other edge. You kind of just have to visualize how you want the strand to lay... a big curve, straight across, an angle downwards and place the triangles accordingly.

Note: If you are going to have two strands of bunting cross in the middle only glue one strand of triangles down, sew it, and then glue the top strand of triangles and sew it seperately.

After all of the triangles are glued down sew along the top of each strand of triangles. If you have cards that fold, like mine did, make sure your card is open so you don't sew the two layers together.

And that's it. Fun invitations, completely custom and super simple.

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  1. Darling cards! Simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm visiting from Today's Creative Blog and I'm loving these invites! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Emily, those are so pretty! What does the inside look like?

  4. What beautiful cards! I can't wait to see more from your daughter's birthday. Thanks for commenting today--so glad that you're following!