Meshing Of Deep Blues, White Twine & Awesome Chiyogami
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make your own rustic twine wrapped gate fold invitation with a matching hand-lined envelope. As shown here, this navy, green, and white ensemble was created with a lake-side event in mind; but with a few tweaks in color and design, this invitation can be customized to fit your event.
With a materials list, printing templates, and step by step assembly instructions, customization is made convenient with this tutorial. Creating your own unique gate fold invitation is as easy as choosing materials to fit your color scheme, printing your own unique cards, and following the simple assembly instructions.
Let’s get started!
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Materials To Customize This Invitation Kit
Gate Fold Wraps
- 5 x 7 Gate Fold Wraps – Pelagaus Smooth
Decorative Envelope Lining Paper
- Japanese Chiyogami Paper 8 1/2 x 11 – Blossom in Water
- Hemp Twine – White
Instructions for Assembly
1. Download Microsoft Word Printing Templates
Download invitation and response card templates from the Download Templates block above.
2. Customize Templates
Customize templates by typing in your own custom wording and experimenting with various fonts and colors.
What fonts were used on the featured invitation? Tangerine (script) & Calibri (small caps style)
Once your invitation and response cards are customized, print.
Need Printing Help? Tips for Printing Custom Card Sizes
4. Adhere Invitation Card to Gate Fold
Adhere your invitation card to the gate fold using adhesive of choice.
5. Place Response Items Inside of Gate Fold & Secure with Twine
Place response items inside of gate fold, close, and secure by wrapping twine around the ensemble.
How to wrap twine:
- Cut approximately 2 feet (24 inches) of twine
- Wrap twine tightly around center of gate fold three-four times
- Secure in the back with a knot
- Trim ends
Note: Twine is meant to look rustic & rough, so don’t worry too much about this part. So long as it’s tightly tied and you like the way it looks, it’s perfect!
6. Line Envelopes
Important Printing Note: If you are printing your envelopes, it is recommended you print first, then line.
Next, line your envelopes using an A7 envelope lining template:
- Trace & cut 2 liners from one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet
- Adhere liners to envelopes
Instructional Video: How to Line Envelopes Using an Acrylic Envelope Liner Template
7. Place Invitation Inside of Envelope
After wrapping, place your invitation ensemble inside of the envelope, and you’re done!