Tissue Invitation Design Inspiration
Designed with traditional taste in mind, this Delicate Tissue Wrapped Invitation Ensemble is a simple combination of four classic linen cards all wrapped up in soft, elegant Japanese tissue paper. This timeless design is not just simple in elements, but in assembly as well. In the tutorial below, we have provided you with printing templates for the four cards that make up this classic ensemble – invitation, reception, directions, response; dimensions for cutting your own tissue wraps; and finally, step by step instructions for wrapping it all up. If you are interested in replicating this design for your wedding, or in taking the idea and making it your own, read the tutorial below!
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Materials To Customize This Invitation
- A7 5 1/4 x 7 1/4″ Envelopes – Color Used: Beckett Linen Colonial White
- A4 3 5/8 x 5 1/8″ Envelopes – Color Used: Beckett Linen Colonial White
8 1/2 x 11 Japanese Tissue Wrap
- Japanese Tissue Paper – Color Used: Mum Tampopo
- (A7) 5 1/8 x 7 Blank Cards – Color Used: Beckett Linen Colonial White (80lb)
- (A2) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Blank Cards – Color Used: Beckett Linen Colonial White (80lb)
- (A4) 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 Blank Cards – Color Used: Beckett Linen Colonial White (80lb)
- Paper Trimmer or Preferred Cutting Tool – to cut Japanese tissue paper
- Glue or Double Sided Tape – to secure wrap around invitation ensemble
Instructions for Assembly
Here’s how it will all come together:
After printing each card below, the whole ensemble will be wrapped up in Japanese tissue wrap, custom cut by you.
1. Download Printing Templates
Begin by downloading the four printing templates from the “Download Templates” section above. Templates are sized to the custom dimensions of each card, and include sample text in standard Arial font.
2. Customize Invitation, Direction, Reception, & Response Cards
For each of the four cards, change the template sample wording to your own custom wording, and experiment with various fonts, colors, and graphics to create a custom look that fits your event.
Next, print your invitation, reception, direction, and response cards.
Printing Note: For more information on printing custom size documents, please view the following video:
4. Cut 6 1/2 x 11 Tissue Wrap from 8 1/2 x 11 Sheet
From one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Japanese tissue paper, cut one tissue wrap measuring 6 1/2 x 11 inches.
Important Cutting Note: Due to the delicate, cloth-like nature of Japanese tissue paper, it must be cut carefully, and with a very sharp blade. For more information on cutting tissue, please see the following.
What About the 2 x 11 Inch Strip of Tissue Left Over?
After cutting your 6 1/2 x 11 inch wrap, you will have a 2 x 11 inch strip of tissue left over. You can either save this for another project, or use the strip to wrap up your reception, direction, and response items, as shown here.
5. Prepare Invitation Ensemble to be Wrapped
Assemble your invitation, direction, reception, and response items to be wrapped. In order of top to bottom, arrange your cards in the following order:
- Invitation Card
- Reception Card
- Direction Card
- Response Card and Response Envelope
6. Wrap Ensemble in Tissue Wrap
Next, wrap your whole invitation ensemble securely in the tissue wrap you cut in step 4. You can fold the tissue so that it opens in the front or in the back, whichever you prefer. Examples of each are shown below.
7. Secure Wrap with Double Sided Tape or Adhesive
Last, secure your wrap into place with a piece of double sided tape or a small dot of adhesive. If you prefer, you may also secure it with ribbon.