Printing metallic foil invitations at home? Yes, please! This is one trick so simple and stunning, you're going to want to keep it in your back pocket so you can use it on all your paper projects. Plus, we've got all the templates to download (for free! woohoo!) so you can create these charming invitations for your Valentine's party- what's not to love?
Glue or double stick tape
Hot glue gun
Copper paint marker
Flower sealing stamp
Copper sealing wax from Save on Crafts
Blush vellum paper from Michael's
White envelopes from the Paper Source
Hearts envelope liner (download here!)
XO card (download here!)
Invitation (download here!)
Copper foil from Pulsar Pro Fx
Laser printer & laminator (or access to a FedEx Office)
Step 1: Download the invitation and edit the party information. (You will need Adobe illustrator CS6, and the font Bombshell Pro to edit the invitation). Print the invitation on the blush vellum, and cut out along the border. *Be sure to print everything on a laser printer, not inkjet! The foil works with laser ink only.
Step 2: Download the envelope liner and print on blush vellum.
Step 3: Download the XO card and print on white cardstock. Cut along the border.
Step 4: Following the instructions that come with your foil, place a sheet of foil on top of the envelope liner shiny side up. Place both in a laminator carrier (or between 2 pieces of cardstock) and run through the laminator. Peel off the foil to reveal your copper print. Repeat with the invitation & the XO card. For more info on perfecting the foiling method, check out this post on the Designer CoOp.
Step 5: Trace the edge of your envelope on the backside of the print, and cut out. Match the liner to the edge of the glue on the inside of the envelope, and use your ruler to mark where the liner is too wide on the bottom. Trim the sides so they fit. Use double stick tape (or a dab of glue) to secure the liner to the flap of the envelope. Tuck the rest of the liner inside the envelope.
Step 6: Use the copper paint marker to address the envelope, pop in the invitation, and seal it. Use the hot glue gun to melt the sealing wax and squeeze a quarter size amount onto the envelope flap. Quickly press in the flower stamp. Add postage and mail it out to all your friends!
Looking for the rest of the party fun? Get inspired here, get the recipes here and sit tight for the full gorgeous party, along with DIY for days coming up in a few!
Photography: Heidi of White Loft Studio / Design & Styling: Style Me Pretty / Location: Heidi of White Loft Studio's House / Macarons: C.Crowell Confections / Ruffled Cakes: Anisa Asakawa of Nonsense Institute / Vintage Pink Depression Glass Plates, Serving Dishes, & Coupe Glasses: Style Me Pretty's Personal Collection / Copper Tray: Terrain / Copper Flatware: Macy's / Copper Serving Tray: TJ Maxx / Blush votive candle holders: Luna Bazaar / Oversize Heart Balloons: Balloons123 / Copper Confetti: Save on Crafts / Vintage Copper Flour & Tea Tins: Jess' Personal Collection / Vintage Old Mr. Boston Cocktail Guide: Jess' Personal Collection