Layered Invites Made Easy – Free Template & Instructions

Print, Cut & Glue Your Way to Professional Looking Layered Wedding Invitations

We just love our new Gmund Color lined envelopes, so in this tutorial, we teach you how to make simple 5×7 layered invitations to fit inside of them. Just choose your papers, customize the template, cut, and glue it all together.

The template is fully customizable and we have lots of colorful papers for you to mix and match, so the sky is the limit! Use for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, anniversaries, parties, and more.

What You’ll Need

1. Download Free Template

Begin by downloading the print template using the link below. Template has the following features:

  • Microsoft Word format
  • Standard font (so all can open)
  • Convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size (run through any printer)
  • Consists of (2) 4.3 x 6.5 tables
  • Subtle borders to cut along after printing

Download Template

2. Customize Template

Customize the template to include the wording, fonts, and colors of your choice.

Fonts shown here are Open Sans and Lavanderia.


Download and edit MS Word template


3. Print

Print cards using your home printer. So long as you chose a paper weight and finish that is compatible with your home printer, this part should be a breeze, as 8 1/2 x 11 is the standard size your printer knows and loves.



Cut 2 up cards using paper trimmer

4. Cut Along Subtle Lines

Next, cut along those light gray lines to yield two 4.3 x 6.5 inch top layers.

We use a rotary trimmer here, but you can use any cutting tool you prefer.






Adhere 4.625 x 6.5 card to 5.125 x 7 card to create a layered invitation

5. Adhere Layers

Using your paper adhesive of choice, adhere 4.63 x 6.5 printed layers to 5.125 x 7 backer layers, making sure everything is centered and even.

Layered 5 x 7 wedding invitations with matching lined envelopes

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