Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY Linen Invitation Tutorial

So, our baby's baptism is coming up, and we are super excited about it.  It is a great opportunity to get the family together, and also help start our baby out on the right foot spiritually.

Since this is such an important event for us, we wanted to do something really awesome with the invitations.  I saw this idea on Etsy, but couldn't bear to spend the money on it:

So, my husband and I decided to make our own!  He found this great tutorial at the Offbeat Bride blog, and we modified it to fit our needs.  

Instead of cutting the fabric into 8x11 sheets and then affixing the freezer paper, we simply cut one long 11" strip of fabric and starched it....

...then ironed the freezer paper straight onto it, and THEN we cut into printer-sized sheets for the invitations.

Then we just threw the sheets in the printer and ta-da!

We cut the invitations to fit the cards, and fray-checked the edges.

We used a special punch to edge the cards.

And the final product--invites fit for a king!


Ali said...

Such a beautiful card....
Plastic Cards

French and Sparrow said...

Beautiful card, love the combination of the linen, brown card & the cutout design... Thanks too for following me & good luck with the giveaway!
x Kerry