If you’re looking for unique ways to make an impression with your wedding style, start with precut wedding invitations from DIY Invitations Australia. With a fabulous and vast array of precut wedding invitations in various choice paper qualities and styles, you can add your own signature mark and/or personality to your wedding with the news and invitation of the nuptials.
At DIY Invitations, you are able to browse through the great choices in store for you when it comes to handmade weddings. In recent years, there has been a boom in DIY weddings, with brides and grooms looking for ways to cut down on their budgets and/or create a truly unique wedding experience for themselves and their guests.
You can start off with precut wedding invitations, it’s accessories and then move onto the wedding stationery to have your theme flow cohesively for a truly seamless wedding theme that your wedding invitees and guests will reflect about your wedding in years to come about the effort and thought that was put into creating a beautiful wedding day to be shared by all those present.
Precut wedding cards come in a variety of shapes and they compatible with most inkjets and laser printers, where all DIY Invitations papers are suitable for laser printing whilst the white textured linen paper is best suited for ink jet printers. The precut cards can be easily fed into your printers to print the design you have designed yourself, If you’d prefer to have a few samples ordered to try out the design before purchasing in bulk, you can do this, This way you try out a few looks and get feedback on them from family and close friends and you will be saving in case it doesn’t work out and you want to try another option or style.
There are over 40 flat cards and inserts, over 15 folded cards, a few options of die cut shapes such as boarding pass wedding invitations, oval/rectangular seals and thank you tags, to name a few wedding stationery items.
Apart from these precut wedding invitations and stationery items, there are also other embellishment accessories under the Avery Labels brand that includes gift tags/labels and party bag kits in a variety of white and kraft paper as well as clear stickers where you are able to print on designs and text as per your liking.
At DIY Invitations Australia, we are committed to helping you make your dream wedding come true therefore we also offer graphic design services to help you with getting your own custom design printed onto your DIY wedding invitation kits before you add your own personal touch when assembling them.
If you’re on a budget or you like being self-sufficient, there may be a number of reasons why you want to DIY your wedding stationery (starting with your DIY wedding invitations). There are many colours, shapes, styles and materials you can use depending on your inspiration or design vision/creative direction. Whichever way you choose to do up your DIY wedding invitations & stationery, be informed that certain online stationery and printing shops such as DIY Invitations Australia also offers you a very convenient choice of choosing foil designs too. Keep on reading for more information on how you can get your very own foil DIY wedding invitations & stationery.
First off, visit the DIY Invitations Australia website, find the online invitation templates. Download them (they are available in both Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word templates), add your own creative flair and then convert your design into a PDF format where you can then upload it online to place your order.
Flat DIY Wedding Invitations
Flat wedding invitations offer a crisp way of presenting your wedding information. Where the paper weight needs to be over 200gsm making it strong enough to hold on its own, these flat DIY cards can be used for a number of wedding stationery items. You can choose them for your foil DIY wedding invitations, reply cards, wishing well cards, directions & accommodations cards and even your thank you cards. The choices available vary in size and also the templates available for choosing differ depending on font type and typography as well as foil print colour, between gold and silver.
Folded DIY Wedding Invitations
Folded cards on the other hand gives you more space to work with, letting you include all the information you need to share with your invitees. Available across a series of styles and sizes, with some even including various add-ons (such as a pocket flap – making it a pocket wedding invitation that can house wedding invitation accessories), folded DIY cards are really convenient has you can easily fit all the accessories neatly together before putting them into the wedding invitation envelope. You also have the option of choosing passport styled foil DIY wedding invitations too, with a beautiful foiled emblem on the front (such as palm tree, a hibiscus flower or even a turtle).
Other items available to you to match your foil DIY wedding invitations include Envelope Seals & Stickers, Envelope Liners, and Tags that are foiled in gold or silver depending on your colour scheme choice.
More and more brides are getting more and more involved in wedding planning, right down to the making wedding items and elements themselves, such as DIY wedding invitations and stationery to the wedding decor. However, at the time of the wedding, the decor needs to be handled by somebody else, but the wedding stationery and invitations can be sorted out way in advance, and therefore is a convenient choice to DIY when it comes to their wedding.
You have the option of going with both DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery Kits or to start from scratch with DIY wedding paper, trims, embellishments and more. Depending on which choice you opt for, the next stage is done accordingly. Let’s look at both options.
DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery Kits
When choosing this option, you need to have a theme or vision in mind to make sure that you do not purchase the kits and then later change your mind. Therefore, sketch it out and then look for the type of kits that match your criteria. Whether it’s shape, sizing or the way it is styled or folds, there are many things to look at, not forgetting colour, of course.
The next stage would be to opt for printing or to do it on your own. Some of the best wedding invitations retailers allow you to customise your DIY wedding invitations kits from the start, just by giving them the guest list and they will print it for you and have it delivered. If you opt of out this option, then you can go with a calligrapher, or if you have beautiful handwriting, then you can go ahead and do it yourself. However, if you are going to have the wedding invitation wording printed separately, then that item can be left as the final touch, which then needs to be attached to the wedding invite creation. You may opt to add ribbons, floral embellishments, studs, buckles and so more for that added glam.
Start from Scratch with DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery
If you are doing the wedding invitations and stationery from scratch, you will need tools and materials. Here are some items you will need, and it is always best when you have a vision and theme before starting and even buying the materials in question.
- Paper (either regular, shimmer or recycled paper – 200-250gsm)
- Cutter and Cutting Tool
- Paper Punches
- Rubber Stamps & Inkpads
- Watercolour Paint and Brushes
- Adhesive & Glue
- Bows (card variety, organza, ribbon, satin, etc)
- Diamante Gems
- Jewel Sprays
- Calligraphy Pens
With these tools and materials, you can set about making the vision of your DIY wedding invite and stationery come alive. Make sure to be careful when using these tools, especially the cutters and scissors to not hurt yourself, and enjoy creating your masterpiece. Always create a sample beforehand to make sure you know what you want and you can see the intended result so that all your DIY wedding invites and stationery maintain the same standard.
Will you be a DIY bride or not? DIY makes things fun, exciting, and one of the best projects to work on as a DIY bride would be your wedding invitations and stationery. This week we are focusing on ‘Paper Cutting’ techniques. It will include information on how you can create beautiful and elegant DIY wedding invitations. Amaze your family, friends, and guests with such a great creation. Here is how and what you will need.
Essentially, what you will first require would be a vision for your DIY wedding invitations and stationery. If you have a theme in mind for the wedding, then you can start from there, and find inspirations for the rest. Find a beautiful design, or even make a beautiful design, by sketching it out on paper and ask your family and close friends for their opinions if you want to, and then set your heart on it. Once you have this design set, this will act as your template, and you will need to make sure that the design has outlines that are distinct in order for them to be visible to be cut.
Materials Required for Paper Cut DIY Wedding Invites
- DIY Wedding Invitations Kits/ Paper
- Exacto Knife
- Swivel Blade (best used when cutting curves)
- Scalpel (with either a rounded blade or straight blade)
- Cutting Mat
- Snap Blades
- Pin Tools
- Either the following:
- Printer (to print the template onto the DIY wedding invitation kits, as well as invitation wordings, if you are not opting to have the invitations retailer carry out printing services)
- Tracing Paper/Carbon Paper and Stylus Tool
The Next Step to DIY Paper Cut Wedding Invitations
Once you have your design template, you need to determine what you want to cut, that is for positive or negative space, but essentially, what you are usually aiming for is a cutout. Some of us have difficulty transferring the pattern or template for your paper cutting. There are a number of ways in which you can go about it whereby the easiest would be to print it onto the DIY wedding invitations. However, you can also opt to make a template cut-out or print the design or image, stick it onto the wedding invite card and then cut out the design till its complete. Another way would be to use either tracing paper or carbon paper to transfer the template onto the wedding invite paper.
After that, use the knife and blades appropriately and carefully to get your result. Remember that the beautiful outcome that would be your wedding invitation requires a lot of patience and time, as well as commitment to it and the end result.
Embossing is a great way to add a touch of pizzazz to a simple design. What this design technique is a way of creating a raise or 3D image out of a piece of paper. This can be done using a myriad of options and shapes, and though it can be professionally done, a DIY bride can have a go at it too, as long as you have the right utensils or know what to use. With a little bit of know-how, you too can dabble in embossing to make your very own DIY wedding invitations with a beautiful finish.
There are many types of embossing, and we will look into each item so that you can be informed of what type you should opt for when making your very own DIY wedding invitation and putting embossing to use.
- Combo Emboss: The combination of embossing with a foil printing is known as combo embossing, and it gives of a glamorous effect to your cards.
- Debossing: Debossing is the indentation into the paper as opposed to the raised effect see in embossing.
- Dry Emboss: Dry embossing is where you use a stencil and stylus and press the paper down not the stencil to create outlines and then the embossed shapes, so that when you flip the paper, you have a beautiful embossed finish.
- Multi-Level Emboss: This type of embossing is similar to the single-level emboss, but done at varying levels or tiers, giving it a further 3D look. For example, if you want to do a three tiered heart design embossed onto your DIY wedding card, then this would be ideal.
- Printed Emboss: A printed emboss is where you have a specific image printed onto your DIY wedding invite, and this particular shape or image is where the embossing will be carried out, giving it a raised effect to the entire image. For example, let us take a red heart design on a white background. The red heart would be embossed to make it ‘pop’.
- Sculptured Emboss: This is considered the DIY form of embossing, as it involves a handmade process, using tools, and the likes of stylus to give it depth of field. It is always best to use it with the likes of a photographic element printed on the paper to give it a realistic look.
- Self-Emboss: Using a piece of paper, with the same colour on the entire surface, you can use an emboss stamp on the underside to create a definition and shape on the paper to give it a special look. For example, if you want to use a starry night DIY wedding invite theme, then you can opt to use star shaped stamps on a midnight blue coloured paper and have yourself raised stars to give it that finish and texture.
- Single-Level Emboss: This type of embossing involved the DIY wedding invite and the element or design being embossed, being raised to the same level, creating a unilateral finish.
Sculptured embossing, self-embossing, single level embossing, printed embossing, multi-level embossing, dry embossing and debossing can be easily done using a few simple utensils, such as a light box (when debossing and dry embossing), stencils, stylus, card stock, rolling pins and stamps, and stamped templates for a patterned effect when creating your very own DIY wedding invitations.