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Guest Blog: Free Vancouver Skyline Invitation & Matching Envelope Liner by Download & Print

February 26th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Guest Blog: Free Vancouver Skyline Invitation & Matching Envelope Liner by Download & Print

You may remember a few weeks ago, I told you about an awesome DIY invitation template service called Download & Print. Well, they have generously created a free Vancouver skyline template for you to download with a tutorial to go with it! So enough babbling, read on to find out how you can create this unique and modern invite for yourself.

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Hello lovely Vancity Brides. My name is Anna Skye and I am the founder and designer at Download & Print. After a grueling search for affordable and beautiful invitations during my own wedding planning, I decided that no bride need go through the headaches and heartaches that I just did. Download & Print was born, and to this day my single focus has been to help brides create interesting and quality invitations that they are proud to set the scene for their wedding with… (I won’t tell anyone they are DIY if you don’t!)

I am so very excited to be able to share with you today an exclusive free invitation template and coordinating envelope liner.  I had a lot of fun designing this Vancouver skyline invitation just knowing that it’s for brides who are proud to wear their city on their sleeve. And on their wedding invitations! So grab the free downloads and follow along with the steps below to create this invitation at home.

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 Supplies

  • Printable templates
  • Color printer
  • White card stock
  • Slate blue card stock, or pre cut card sized to 5×7” when folded
  • A7 envelope in cement (as seen here)
  • Scissors
  • Paper cutter (optional)
  • Double sided tape
  • White craft foam (as seen here) – optional

Step 1: Download and Print

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Download the template files, add your wedding details in MS Word, and print on white card stock. The font used in the sample is Abel. If you don’t have this font loaded onto your computer, Word will substitute a different font. You can choose any font that you like.

Step 2: Trim and Fold

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If you are using pre-cut cards skip this step.

Trim the slate card to 10×7” and fold in half. This will product a 5×7” folded card, which is a standard invitation size.

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Step 3: Trim the Invitation Insert

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Trim the invitation insert along the cut lines. A paper cutter will be faster (you can cut more than one sheet at once) and will produce straighter cuts, but scissors will work just fine too.

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Attach the invitation to the inside of your blue card using double sided tape.

Step 4: Cut out the Skyline

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Grab your scissors and cut out the skyline along the trim line. This is going to be the most time consuming step in assembling the invitations, so if you can engage help, do so!

I find forming a production line helps the work flow enormously. Throw an invitation party, and have your mom, maids, fiancé, mother in law, help you put the set together. Give each person one task, such as to cut out the skylines, and make a fun afternoon of it. If your fiancé isn’t the crafting type, at least have him keep your wine glasses filled!

Step 5: Cut the Foam

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Cut the craft foam into 7×1” strips. The foam is optional, you can just tape the skyline to your blue card. However, the foam gives a little lift and dimension to the card without adding weight, giving the set an added touch of professionalism.

You now have all the pieces ready to assemble:

  • Folded blue card with your wedding details on the inside
  • Vancouver skyline
  • Craft foam strip

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Step 6: Assemble the Invitation

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Tape the craft foam to the back of the skyline with your double sided tape.

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Tape the skyline to the lower front edge of your blue card. Step back and admire your handiwork as the invitation is now ready for mailing.

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Step 7: Bonus Envelope Liner

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Print the envelope liner onto white card stock and cut out around the trim lines. Place the liner into an A7 envelope, lining up the top edge just below the outer edge of the envelope’s flap. Hold the lower half of the liner in place and fold over the flap, creasing the liner flap along the fold of the envelope. Give the fold a nice sharp crease by pushing along it with the palm of your hand. Attach double sided tape to the back of the liner flap, and fold the envelope flap onto it to secure into place.

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Thank you so much Anna for doing this for Vancity Brides – what an awesome template! Again, here is the link where you can download these from. To find out more about Download & Print, visit their links below.

Download & Print website | Facebook | Twitter

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