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Layered Invitation with Bows
 
Layered invitations with a bow are elegant looking, while incredibly simple to make. There are lots of template packages for layered invitations with bows that are available for purchase, however, they can be made for very little money if you buy your own materials. Below are step-by-step instructions for making layered invitations with bows. 
 
Layered Invitation with Bows

 
Tools and Materials Needed:
  • 80 lb or heavier background cardstock
  • Overylay paper (either a lighter weight cardstock or vellum)
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors or paper trimmer
  • Hole puncher
  • Computer and printer
Recommended Tools and Materials:
Free Downloadable Templates:
 
The overlay sheet template has two overlay sheets per 8.5" X 11" page. The background sheet template has two 5" X 7" sheets per 8.5" X 11" page. The background sheet template contains three templates of different lineweights. The lightest lineweight should be used for printing on lighter colored paper, while the darkest lineweight should be used for printing on darker colored paper.
 
 
Instructions:
  • Once you download the template for the overlay sheets for the invitations, you can personalize/format the text. Images can also be inserted onto the invitations by clicking INSERT and then PICTURE from the top menu in Word. You can then chose an image file or clipart. Once the image is inserted, you can then right click on the image and click on FORMAT PICTURE. Under the LAYOUT tab select BEHIND TEXT under the wrapping style. Click OK. Now you can move the image to where you would like it. 
  • Next you can print all the invitations. 
  • You will then need to download the background sheet template. Once it is dowloaded, print all the background sheets.
  • Once the overlay and background sheets are printed, you can cut them all out. It takes a lot less time to cut the invitations if you use a paper trimmer for the straight edges.
  • Now you can overlay the overlay sheets on top of the background sheets, lining them up by the corner markings printed on the background sheets. I prefer to have the overlay sheet and the background sheet attached by just the ribbon, but you may use adhesive to attach the overlay sheet to the background sheet if you prefer.
  • Once the sheets are layered correctly, you can then punch two holes at the top of the sheets where the holes are printed on the background sheets. 
  • Finally you will feed the ribbon through each hole from the back of the invitation to the front. Tie the bow, and you are finished.

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