One of the most requested card types that I get is invitations. Generally, I always suggest creating a digital invitation because it’s so much faster and easier (see an all digital invitation how-to video here). But when I saw these lantern stamps from American Crafts’ Terrace stamp set, I thought they’d be super cute on a sort of hybrid invite.
You can still speed up the process by printing out the text heavy part of the invitation, so that’s what I did.
- Create your invitation in a computer program you’re comfortable with. Try Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator. It’s your choice.
- Print it out on inexpensive printer paper first. Test the invitation. Cut the paper as if it was the finished invitation. This is the “dress rehearsal” for your invite.
- Once you’ve printed it out the way you want it on cheap printer paper, print it on your cardstock and start assembling your invitation.
- It is easiest to do the handmade parts of the cart in stages. For example, for this invitation I would first adhere the gray stripe on all the invitations, then stamp all the lanterns on all the invitations, and then I would color them all in. Even better, grab some friends or little hands (gotta love the nieces, nephews, and children) and start an assembly line.
Solid Card Stock: Going Gray (Stampin’ Up!); White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp Set: Terrace stamp set (American Crafts)
Ink: JetBlack StazOn (Tsukineko); Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay (Stampin’ Up!)
Marker: Blender Pen (Stampin’ Up!)
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Black Pen: Premier Illustration Marker (Prismacolor)
Glitter: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
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