Striking the perfect balance between rustic and elegant, this DIY Twine Embellished Invitation is ideal for an outdoor or country wedding. The ensemble consists of heavyweight cream colored card stock, bold European flap envelopes, and silk screened Japanese pearlized paper, all wrapped up like a present in natural hemp twine.
In the tutorial below, you will find all the tools you need to create this invitation, or to inspire you to create a unique design of your own. Let’s get started!
Materials Used for Twine Embellished Invitation Suite
European Flap Invitation & Response Envelopes – Color Perla Matte
5 1/4 x 7 1/4 (A7) Invitation Envelope
3 5/8 x 5 1/8 (A4) Response Envelope
Pre-Cut Cards – Perla Matte 111lb Card Stock
5 1/8 x 7 (A7) Invitation Card
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) Reception & Direction Cards
3 1/2 x 4 7/8 (A4) Response Card
Japanese Pearlized Paper 8 1/2 x 11 – Pattern Ginko Green
Hemp Twine – Color Natural
All materials for this invitation ensemble are available at lcipaper.com.
1. Download Printing Templates
Start by downloading the printing templates file below, which includes properly sized Microsoft Word templates and printing instructions.
Download Printing Templates
2. Customize Printing Templates
Next, customize templates by changing wording, fonts, and colors.
Note: The fonts on the featured invitation are Tangerine (script) & Cambria (small caps style).
3. Print Cards & Envelopes
After customizing, print cards and envelopes using your home printer.
Printing trouble? Check out these tips on printing custom card and paper sizes.
4. Cut Decorative Layers from 8 1/2 x 11 Sheet
Cut two 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch decorative layers from one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. For straight, accurate cuts, a paper trimmer with built in measurement works best.
5. Arrange Cards to be Tied
Next, arrange the cards in your invitation ensemble as shown below. From bottom to top:
- Invitation Card
- Decorative Layer
- Reception Card
- Directions Card
- Response Card & Envelope
6. Tie Twine Around Ensemble
After arranging your cards, secure them with twine.
- Cut approximately 40 inches (3 1/4 feet) of twine
- Center the twine over the invitation so that there is the same amount on each side
- Wrap the twine tightly around the middle of the 5 1/8″ side of the ensemble and bring around to back
- In the back, cross the twine and twist 90 degrees so that it is parallel to the 7 inch side; bring to front
- Secure in the center of the front of the ensemble using a square knot. Tying a standard knot or bow will not keep the twine tightly in place.
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