Hi, friends! I am SO excited to share the invitations I created for Laura’s baby shower today! I’ve always wanted to try this delicate die cut look for an invite, and it was so much fun to put together! We teamed up with our friends at Canon USA to create this downloadable design and share how to create these sweet invitations!
Ok, let’s get started!
First you will need a design for both the die cut part of your card and the invite on the inside. To design the die cut, use any design program to create the design you want to cut out on a white background and save it as a .jpg image.
Make sure it is the right size to fit into your envelopes once you’ve folded it. I used pink A7 envelopes for 5×7 invitations.
If you want to use our design, you can! DOWNLOAD HERE.
Each invite takes about fifteen minutes to cut, not including weeding it out by hand afterwards. So I would not recommend this level of detail in the design if you have a huge number to create (for a wedding for example). But they are so beautiful!
It doesn’t end there. Once the cutting is done, carefully remove the paper from the cutting mat. This step takes patience. Carefully weed out all the details with this tool. If a few shoots rip or are imperfect, I say let it be. If you look very closely at mine, they aren’t 100% perfect, but they still look awesome.
Next, print the inside of the invite. We designed a simple invitation, and I was able to fit four of them on each 13×19 sheet using my Canon PIXMA iP8720, which is perfect for both larger scale prints and projects like this where I can fit multiples pieces on one page!
I used Fine Art Photo Rag paper in 13×19. I like this paper for this type of project because it looks more like stationery and less like photo paper.
I am SO proud of these invites. Laura actually helped me assemble them one night (I know it doesn’t seem right to let her help, but it was a lot of fun, so oh well!), and we had so much fun learning to use the Cricut and putting them together.
This is definitely one of the most intricate and time consuming DIYs I’ve done in a long time, but the results are beautiful. So I felt like it was worth it!
Thanks for reading. xx -Elsie