DIY Sunflower Party Invitations

Earlier this year, Jaime and I hosted a jazz brunch celebration.  Now that the brunch is over, I wanted to share some pictures of the invitations that we made for the brunch.  We made these invitations for a retirement celebration, but I also think this design would work well for a dinner party, bridal shower or baby shower.

DIY Brunch InvitationsI already had quite a bit of paper on hand from our wedding invitations (8.5″ x 11″ cover paper in Moss and Luxe Fino White from Paper Source) that I wanted to use so I designed these invitations with that in mind. I also figured this was a great opportunity to put my Silhouette to use.

I purchased two shapes from the Silhouette Store to make these invitations–Hero Arts Solid Leaf and Assorted Flower Filigree Set–and created the flower centers myself using three different sized circles in Silhouette Studio.  Once I got the basic layout planned out, these invitations came together fairly quickly with Jaime’s help.

We printed the invitations, two pages per a sheet of Luxe Fino White cover paper, on our home printer.

Cut the printed invitations to size (4 5/8? by 6 1/8?) using a paper cutter.

Cut the flowers, flower centers, and leaves from Sunshine, Chocolate, and Clover cover paper using my Silhouette Cameo.

DIY Brunch InvitationCut the Moss cover paper into 5 1/2? by 7? pieces for the invitation backing.

DIY Brunch InvitationsGlued the flower pieces onto the printed card with a glue stick and then glued the printed card to the invitation backing with a glue runner.

We put the invitations in A7 envelopes lined with gold wrapping paper.  (For how to make an envelope liner template and liner see this post.)

DIY Brunch Invitations

To make the invitations, we used:

DIY Brunch Invitations

  • Silhouette Cameo and Templates (not shown)
  • Paper
  • Glue stick
  • Glue runner
  • Envelope liner cut from gold wrapping paper
  • Envelope

Enjoy!

I was not paid or perked for this post.  I just wanted to share some pictures of these invitations!

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