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10/1

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BABs, we have another gorgeous printable project for you today from our pals at Download & Print! As you can see, D&P has whipped up yet another truly lovely, wonderfully FREE downloadable, printable wedding invitation suite. (In case you missed their first project – elegant B&W pocketfold invitations -you can check that out by clicking here. )

Hi, Anna Skye here again from Download & Print. If you need further convincing that DIY invitation suites don’t have to compromise on style and quality, I have another project for you that I think would wow even Miss Emily Post. If you have a paperclip, piece of string, and gum… hang on, that’s MacGyver. BUT, with a printer, some cardstock, and double sided tape you can easily create this beautiful aqua and gold pocketfold set.

What you’ll need to create this project:

–          Free printable templates – invitation, backer, inserts, belly band, and envelope liner

–          Gold A7 Pocket available from Paper and More

–          A7 envelopes in Pool color from Paper Source

–          White or cream card stock, 67 lb to 90 lb

–          Ink jet or laser printer (or print at a local copy shop)

–          Paper cutter or scissors

–          Double Sided Tape

Step #1: Add Your Wording and Print the Templates

Download the template files and save to your computer. Open the invitation and backer, inserts and belly band in MS Word and type in your details. Open the envelope liner in Acrobat. Print the files.

Step #2: Cut out the Cards, Belly Band, and Liner

Use a paper cutter to cut along the dotted lines. Scissors will also work, but your edges won’t be as perfect and this will be a little more time consuming. When you have trimmed all the print outs you will end up with a set looking like this:

Step #3: Tape the Invitation to the Backer

Place two strips of double sided tape on the back of the invitation, each about 4” in length. You are aiming to leave approximately 1/8” of the backer showing around the invitation. Eyeball the top edge and right and left sides and lower the invitation onto the front of the backer card, pressing it gently into place.

Step #4: Tape the Backer to the Pocketfold

Using the same process as in step #3… place two 4” strips of tape on the back of the backer.  Eyeball the top, right, and left edges, then lower into place. Insert the enclosure cards into the pocket, layering them with the shorter card at the front.

Step #5: Wrap and Tape the Belly Band

Score the belly band along the two dotted lines to the right and left of the name frame, or just make a nice, crisp fold with your hand.  Align the band on the pocket fold, wrap around and tape with double sided tape.

Step #6: Insert the Liner into the Envelope

Insert the liner into the envelope with the design facing toward you. Center the liner onto the envelope, leaving an even space around the flap. Fold the liner flap down, creating a crisp fold in line with the envelope’s fold. Apply double sided tape to the reverse of the folded down liner, two strips approximately 3” long is ideal. Close the envelope flap onto the liner and press firmly to secure.

And there you have it, the MacGyver method to wedding invitations. Super simple, with amazing results. Enjoy!

Emily
  • 9/5

    Today we’ve got a special treat from our pals at Download & Print, providers of gorgeous stationery templates for brides and hostesses the world over! Because they know BABs are DIY-friendly by nature, they are very graciously hooking us up with a  few absolutely FREE wedding invitation templates! First up we have this beautiful “Elegant Black Pocketfold Invitation”. You can download all the individual components for this invitation suite by clicking here. For the full tutorial, we’ll turn things over to the lovely ladies of Download & Print…

    Wedding stationary is commonly one of the top ten wedding expenses, so if you are not afraid of a little work, I am here to show you how to trim that expense dramatically. With the free printables being offered to Broke Ass Brides, you can create an invitation set that is elegant, timeless, and doesn’t necessarily scream “DIY”!

    What you’ll need to create this project:

    –         FREE  printable templates

    –          Black A7 Pocket available from paperandmore.com

    –          Champagne Metallic Euro-Flap envelopes from paperandmore.com

    –          Champagne Metallic Card Stock from paperandmore.com

    –          ‘Sand’ Card Stock 80# from paperandmore.com

    –          Ink jet or Laser Printer (or print at a local copy shop)

    –          Paper Cutter or scissors

    –          Double Sided Tape

    Step #1: Open the template & add your wording

    Download the template files and save to your computer. Open them in MS Word and type in your details.  To replicate the exact look in the photo use fonts Exmouth and Trojan Pro, which are available for free download.

    Step #2: Print the Invitation & Insert Cards

    Print the invitation, pocket cards, and belly band on the 80# ‘Sand’ card stock

    Step #3: Cut Out the Cards, Belly Band, and Metallic Backer

    The metallic backer is cut by using the ruler on the paper cutter, or by measuring with a standard ruler and cutting with scissors. The templates are cut by following the dotted lines on the template.

    Final measurements after cutting should be:

    –          Metallic Backer: 4⅞ x 6⅞

    –          Invitation: 4 ⅝  x  6

    –          Small Insert: 4¼ x 5

    –          Large Insert Card: 4¼ x 6

    –          Belly Band: 1½ x 10½

    Step #4: Tape the invitation to the metallic backer

    Place two strips of tape on the back of the invitation, each about 4” in length. You are aiming to leave approximately 1/8” of the metallic backer showing around the invitation. Eyeball the top edge and right and left sides and lower the invitation onto the front of the metallic card, pressing it gently into place.

    Step #5: Tape the backer to the pocketfold

    Using the same process as in step #4 … place two 4” strips of tape on the back of the metallic backer.  Eyeball the top, right, and left edges, then lower into place.

    Step #6: Arrange the cards into the pocket

    Stack the RSVP and accommodation cards in the pocket, with the shorter card on top.

    Step #7: Seal the pocket with belly band

    Score the belly band along the two dotted lines to the right and left of the name frame, or just make a nice, crisp fold with your hand.  Align the band on the pocket fold, wrap around and tape with double sided tape.

    Optional Envelope Liner

    If you would like to add a high class look to your off the shelf envelopes, a custom liner is an easy way to add sparkle.

    Supplies you will need:

    Step #8: Print and cut the liner

    Open the PDF template and print onto your card stock. Cut around the liner design with scissors, and insert into an envelope with the design facing toward you.

    Step #9: Center and fold

    Center the liner onto the envelope, leaving an even space around the flap. Fold the liner flap down, creating a crisp fold in line with the envelope’s fold.

    Step #10: Tape and close

    Apply double sided tape to the reserve of the folded down liner, two strips approximately 3” long is ideal. Close the envelope flap onto the liner and press firmly to secure.

    Is this invite EXACTLY what you’ve been looking for, or is it a tad too classy for your tastes? In either case, stay tuned for even more sweet invite designs from Download & Print

    Emily
  • 10/6

    Before we get down n' dirty with the giveaway goods, we wanted to tell you about a new venture from our friend, Colin Cowie - ColinCowieWeddings.com! You know Colin - he's one of the top influencers in the wedding biz, and now he's creating a premium online wedding destination where you can gather inspiration, network, and share tips with other highly stylish brides! Our blog readers…

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    8/4

    Are you going somewhere exotic on your honeymoon? Wish you had a friend that'd been there, and could give you a few pointers, maybe some decent recommendations for attractions to see and restaurants to nosh at? Well we have something even better. Unanchor.com provides self-guided tour itineraries  from local experts and insiders across the world! This week, Unanchor is hooking up 2 of our newsletter subscribers…

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    6/8

    Ok, so it's only early June. You still have time to perfect that summer beach body...or keep your present one toned and teeny bikini-ready! So to keep your rockin' bod happy, we're giving away over $300 worth of kickin'  work out DVDs from (who else?) Beachbody to one lucky winner! That's right, one of our gorgeous newsletter subscribers will get Slim in 6, TurboFire, and the ever popular Brazil Butt…

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    6/1

    First of all, there are only mere hours left in Dishing for Dana THE AUCTION (and our FUNdraiser as a whole, for that matter) but there's still time to score MAJOR wedding savings while supporting a blogger you all know and (hopefully) love! Check it out, and click on the current bid to view the auction page! (bids noted are current as of 6am) ♥…

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    5/25

    We've seen some adorable cake-toppers in our day, but these may uh, take the cake... I mean, c'mon!!! Squirrels in love?! Hilary from Bunny With a Toolbelt is the crafty genius behind these whimsical critters, and this week she wants to giveaway a $50 voucher towards any cake-toppers or custom creations in her Etsy shop! That's right, you could own your very own pair of twitter-pated squirrel…

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    5/18

    DID I STUTTER?! Well yes I did, but only because I wanted to draw your attention to the fact that there are FOUR opportunities to win this week, y'all! How do you like those odds? When you've finally picked out your perfect venue,  there's just nothing left to do but fixate on all the trimmings! And if your wedding look is retro, country-fied, rustic, shabby…

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    5/12

    Do you wish you had crazy Iron Chef-like skills? Well this week we're giving away a free copy of Table for Two by Warren Caterson! Table for Two is the perfect cookbook for new couples. It's an easy-to-read resource that features over 235 classic and nouveau recipes made with fresh and readily available ingredients. As an added bonus, suggested menus and prep and cooking times are also included to…

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