{DIY} Glam Gold Invitation


We have a fun DIY invitation project to share with you lovelies out there, submitted to us by Anne Skye at Download & Print.  It's a little bit glitzy and a lot of glam, and we hope you enjoy the inspiration and tutorial!
Hello savvy brides…My name is Anna Skye and I am the designer and founder at Download & Print. I started Download & Print after a grueling search during my own wedding planning for the perfect stationery that didn’t cost the Earth. After coming up empty handed I decided that no bride should have to go through what I did! Download & Print was started four years ago, and throughout this time my mission has remained the same: To help brides create DIY invitations that look anything but DIY. I still about burst with excitement when a bride tells me how I helped in some small way to create her dream day.

Today I am tickled pink to be able to share an exclusive invitation template with you. I call this invitation Glam Gold, and the inspiration came from the chandelier at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. This short video shows the chandelier in its full glory. Grab the free template download, then follow along with the steps below to create this very glamorous invitation for yourself.

Supplies:
    White Card Stock
    A7 Envelope in Metallic Gold
    Printer
    Microsoft Word
    Scissors or paper cutter
    Tacky Glue
    10mm, 8mm, and 5mm gold sequins
    Corner Rounder (optional)


Step 1: Download and Print


Download the template files and open in MS Word. Add your wedding details and print with your home color printer. The script font used in the template sample is Maridian Demo and the information text is Copperplate Light, both of which are available to download for free. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer Word will substitute different fonts. You can pick any fonts that you like. 


The template yields two invitations per page.

TIP: Print one copy and review your text to check for spacing, punctuation, and spelling errors. Get a second set of eyes to look at your draft as there is nothing worse than printing 100 invitations to find a spelling mistake!

Step 2: Trim




Using your paper cutter or scissors, cut each invitation along the trim lines. A paper cutter will produce cleaner cuts and will save time, but scissors will work just fine.

I also used a corner rounder to round the corners.


Step 3: Glue


Using the dots on the invitation as a guide, glue on gold sequins. Place a dot of glue on each dot on the invitation and press on a sequin. I found working four rows at a time was most efficient. I dotted four rows with glue, and then pressed on the sequins before moving to the next section. As I’m right handed I worked left to right to avoid dragging my hand through the glue.


Create a random pattern with the 10mm, 8mm, and 5mm sequins. Don’t panic if your glue dots are different sizes or you get glue “strings”. The glue will dry clear. Allow 24 hours dry time. 



After the glue is completely dry the invitations are ready to be stuffed and mailed.


Et voila! What a fun and simple project, that looks quite elegant! We hope you were inspired to do this yourself. Let us know if you will be creating your own Glam Gold Invitations, and feel free to post the pics if you do!

Our thanks to Anne at Download & Print for the DIY submission!