Terhi here again, wishing you the happiest Friday!
Today I want to share tips and tricks for creating unique invitation cards.
To create these four invitations I used Hey, Hello! Boxed Cards. The package includes 40 cards and envelopes, all good to go just the way they are.
Instead of writing my own greetings and sending them away like that, I decided on adding handmade look. Altering the cards is fun, easy and quick.
And here are my best tips to make them look better than ever!
1. Use one card to alter another.
To have matching floral elements to decorate the invitations, I fussy cut couple of flowery cards from the Hey, Hello! Boxed Cards. To get bigger and smaller florals too, I used patterned papers from the same line but most of what you can see here are from the Boxed Cards package.
“Happily Ever After” surely sounds more like a sentiment on top of a greeting card, but fortunately there are no rules for crafty things like that. That’s why I thought it would be great to create “Happily Ever After” invitations for a wedding, engagement party or similar.
What do you think?
3. Be prepared.
Most of us are inviting someone to somewhere to some occasion during the next 365 days, right? Would it be great to be prepared with handmade invitations in advance!
General titles like “Celebrate” or “Today is the Day” would fit for any occasion. Just to mention few, the “Celebrate” would be perfectly for a Birthday Party, House Warming Party, Girls/Boys/Ladies/Gentlemen Night Out or even for a Baby Shower.
4. Add layers.
The fussy cut elements I talked before can be adhered here and there, but I like to make them look more real by gathering them to one spot and layering them. To make the process easier, you can use glue for some, foam dots for some and even two layers of foam dots for the ones you want to get shown the most.
Also, don’t forget the envelopes! Couple of nice flowers makes the envelopes look much more interesting and pretty.
5. Play with sizes.
The Boxed Cards from the Hey, Hello! line, as well as from all other Pebbles lines, are slightly smaller than 4″ x 6″. The envelopes are 4″ x 6″ which makes total sense in order to make the cards fit in perfectly. The 4″ x 6″ is a good and traditional size, but it isn’t the only possible size and shape. I cut these invitations to the size 3,5″ x 3,5″ and now they look so cute in square form.
Use your imagination to make the cards triangle, teeny tiny squares or maybe half circle!
What was your favorite of these five tips?
And what is your own tip for creating invitations?
If you have a tip to share, please comment here below as I would love reading them!
Have a great and crafty weekend!
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