It is full of fun when we create handmade wedding invites. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most economical ways to make your style to stand out. A lot of brides and grooms will also go for the idea of do-it-yourself wedding invites in order to make the invitations unique. You can make the cards more personalized when you are going for this idea. You will be able to make the invitations fabulous.
Although it is very true that there are a lot of advantages when you create your own invitations, most couples do not know how they can do it. As a matter of fact, it is not just about the design of the cards. It is also about how you actually make your cards. You will need to utilize some tools to help you. Let us explore the various wedding invitation tool kits we can use in order to make your own wedding invitations.
Tools To Create Your Own Handmade Wedding Invitations
Invitations with die-cutting or embossing are always unique and beautiful. You should try to add such finishes to your handmade invitations in order to make it unique. It is totally possible for you to do so with a Cuttlebug machine. In fact, this is one of the machines you can choose. There are other similar machines (some examples include Sizzix Machine and Spellbinders Machine) which can help you to create these effects. In order to apply the die-cutting effects on the invitations, you will also need some dies. You can choose dies which are manufactured by the Cuttlebug company. You can also use other dies such as Sizzix, Quickutz and Nestabilities dies. You may even use the dies and the machine to make gift tags for your wedding favors!
Embossing is another stunning effect brides and grooms would like to apply to the handmade wedding invites. When it comes to the idea of embossing, you will need to use embossing folders with the machine. Without any surprise, there are various folders you can choose from.
With the embossing folders, it will be easy for you to add some interesting texture and patterns to the paper stock. In fact, one of the most interesting ways to apply this effect is to create some embossed embellishments. This will make the invitations more unique and special.
There are also a few points you must know before using these tools for die-cutting or embossing. It may not be possible for you to do it if the paper stock is too thick. You should always test the paper stock before you buy in bulk. It also takes time to learn to create the effects perfectly with the tools. You need to make sure that you can have enough time and spared paper stock for practicing. Make sure you understand all these before you decide to go for the idea of using these tools.
Lifestyle Craft Letterpress Kit
No one will deny that letterpress wedding invitations are stunning. However, it can be extremely expensive if you only need to order 10 to 15 cards. It will be perfect if you can make it yourself. The good news is that it is totally possible to have DIY letterpress invitations. In this case, Lifestyle Craft Letterpress Tool Kits will be needed. There are two main parts for this kit. There is a letterpress kit. On the other hand, there will also be a machine to make the letterpress. This machine is in fact similar to the Cuttlebug machine. The basic idea is to use pressure to create the “press” effect. You may not really need this machine if you have already got the Cuttlebug. However, you will still have to purchase the ink and the plates for making the press. With the letterpress kit, it is totally possible to make your own handmade monogram letterpress invitations. What is even better is that this can be done even if you only need 10 to 15 cards.
Rubber Stamps And Ink Pads
You will probably need to apply some colors and patterns on the wedding card. One of the ways to apply them to your cards is to use the letterpress tool. However, there are also other wedding invitation tool kits that will help you to do this job. You can use some rubber stamps in this case. At the same time you will also need some ink pads in order to apply the colors and patterns on the cards. Some other brides and grooms may even need some brushes in order to color the card stocks. In fact, it is possible for you to color the card stock by using the ink pads.
Paper Trimmer And Punchers
With a good paper puncher, you will be able to create very beautiful die-cut pattern on the cards. As a result, brides and grooms will use it together with the Cuttlebug machine to create the patterns. You will also need to trim and cut the paper stock when you are making the cards. A paper trimmer will be needed to trim it. To create a folded invitation, you will fit a scoring blade to the trimmer. In fact, you do not only cut the cards using the trimmer. It is also possible to create decorative edges with the trimmer. Combining the use of the trimmer and ink pad will help you to create a very beautiful base card for your DIY wedding cards.
Other Tools You Will Need
Besides the above, you will also need to have some other tools to help you when you are making the invitations. Basic tools such as glue and scissors will be needed. In fact, you do not only use them to make the invitations. You will also use these tool kits to make your RSVP cards, envelopes, place cards etc.
Of course you may also need to print some text and wording on the cards. You will need a printer to this end. Yet, you do not really need to buy a new printer. Usually, you can print the wording using your printer at home.
The above are the wedding invitation tool kits you will need when you are making your own handmade cards. Be sure that you will explore these tools so that you can easily make the DIY wedding cards!