DIY Laser cut wedding invitations tutorial
Have you wondered how to make your own “laser cut” wedding invitations? Then keep reading! These pretty floral laser cut invitations will look good for any wedding theme, use white card stock for a more traditional and minimalist look, add a pink envelope for a more feminine touch or use kraft card stock for a Rustic wedding theme.
These pretty laser cut invitations also look great printed on pastel card stock to match your wedding colors.
We show you how to make them in a step by step guide, with a comprehensive list of what tools you will need and help on where to find them.
What you will need to make the Laser Cut Wedding Invitations
- Simple Invitation template
- Euro style envelope (with pointed flap) to fit a 6″ inch invitation
- Xacto craft knife or craft guillotine
- Ruler (Metal edged for cutting lots of invites!) Check your ruler does not leave marks on the invite when pressed!
- Cutting Mat ( you do not need this if you are using a guillotine)
- Practise sheet paper
Note: Please use a card stock that is a decent thickness but allows you to punch without too much trouble, always test a piece of card stock before you buy a quantity.
Download, edit and print your Simple Invitation Template. This is available in both US letter and A4 size. Use borderless printing to maintain size and print to the edge.
Using your Xacto craft knife and ruler or guillotine cut the bottom off using the gray trim lines at the corner of the template ( see above).
Trim the side to the cutting lines . Alway trim in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction – NOT top and bottom or you will lose the cutting guides 🙂
The last side you will need to measure with a ruler to cut to 6 inches. make sure you are accurate, if the measurements are out you may find that the punch does not line up. Before you punch your invitation, I would recommend that you cut the practise sheet to the same size and punch it to check that you are lining it up properly.
Take your corner punch and open the guide flaps out as shown in the diagram above ( red arrows), slide the corner of the invitation in, making sure it fits snugly against the guide edges ( this accuracy will help with the pattern!) and punch.
Your first corner should look like this.
Punch the other three corners in the same way, so that all corners have been punched – see above image.
Take your edge punch and line up the corner design as shown in the image above. You will find that not all the image on the punch lines up. See where arrows are to make sure you are lined up with the flowers indicated with the red arrows. It is very important that you do this accurately as possible. See below for alternative way.
If you are having trouble lining the pattern up, check the bottom, it may be easier, see the flower lined up indicated by the arrow above.
You can also mark the pattern that lines up once you get the hang of it, as I have ( see green pen marks!).
Punch around each side until you have your laser cut pattern around the full invitation, as above.
You can punch the flap of the envelopes using the corner punch to add that exquisite finishing touch. Line up the flap point as shown above and punch.
Your laser cut envelope should look like the image above.
Your finished DIY Laser Cut Wedding Invitations should look like this! Simple, elegant and very stylish!
You can also print using kraft card stock fora Rustic wedding theme. Don’t they look gorgeous?
Don’t be shy, share your pictures of your DIY Laser wedding invitations, we’d love to see them!