Tuscany - Folded A5 Card InvitationFree Word Templates to Download
Instructions for Use
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Three templates are required to make this invitation; the cover, the insert and the reply card. Each insert template is a Word document.
Choose from either formal or informal versions of the template insert.
To download, follow these instructions:
1) Right click on the blue arrow icon (left of the template title that you want) and select 'save target as'.
2) Choose where you want to save it to, click save and away you go.
3) Each template will only take a few seconds to download.
To use the template once you have downloaded it:
1) Double click the template icon and Microsoft Word will open and show the invitation template.
2) All the templates are saved in the font 'Arial' as this is common to the majority of PC's. Just change the names, dates, venue etc. to suit by selecting the text and typing over it. If you want to change the font, just highlight/select the text and choose another font. If you change the font, you may need to change the size to make it fit properly and look good.
3) Print on A4 size test paper - you may need to make minor adjustments for the margins to fit your printer but we have created the templates with the majority of settings in mind - so most of you shouldn't have too many problems.
Makes 25 invitations with separate reply cards and reply envelopes plus wax sealed outer envelopes (covers approximately 45 guests) - Total cost from £60.
i) Print your invitation cover onto an A4 (single) sheet of card (or download our helpful Word templates from the top of this page). Leave a space for your rubber stamp - or print a logo or picture if you would rather. We suggest you practice on plain white paper first so you don't waste your card.
ii) Print your invitation insert onto an A4 (single) sheet of paper (or download our helpful Word templates from the top of this page). You will need to cut 5mm off the right edge of the insert and 4mm off the top - so when you fold it in half it will sit neatly inside the cover and not stick out. If you are doing your own and not using our templates - you will need to layout your text off centre to compensate.
iii) Print your reply card so that 4 fit onto 1 sheet of A4 card (again, use our wedding templates if you want an easy life!!).
iv) Cut the replies into 4 so each card is A6 in size (a guillotine provides the best finish - but scissors or a craft knife are fine if you're careful!)
v) Print the C6 reply envelopes with your reply address - or stick address labels on if your printer won't take envelopes. Insert each reply card into a reply envelope.
vi) Cut 5mm off the right hand short edge of your inserts - so each page is now 292mm wide (was 297mm). Cut 4mm off the top long edge of your inserts - so each page is now and 206mm deep (was 210mm). Fold each sheet in half so your wording is on the inside of the 'booklet'.
vii) If you are using a rubber stamp - practice on some paper first to check how hard to press and where the middle of the stamp falls. When you are confident, carefully stamp your motif onto the covers of your invitations. Leave to dry for an hour.
viii) For the best finish - use the blunt point or back of a knife and a ruler to score the inside of your covers exactly in half. Now fold along the score for a neat and easy crease.
ix) Draw a line of glue along the inside right crease edge of your cover, then place the insert in place, butting the fold up to the crease. HINT - it helps to hold the front edge of the cover at right angles so you can butt the insert right up to the edge. When in position, smooth the insert over the glue.
x) Sprinkle some confetti or rose petals inside the invitation card and place inside the large outer envelope - then put the reply envelope with card in as well - behind the invitation. Seal the large outer envelope - but practice first (see below).
xi) Practice a couple of times lighting the wax stick - drip about 10 drips, then take the wax seal (make sure it's the right way up) impress the left side of the seal into the left edge of the melted wax - roll it to the right. Practice will result in the best seals! NOTE - you will never get a perfect seal - this is done by hand and you will always have a wobbly, unsymmetrical finish - this is normal and authentic.
xii) Now do it for real on the back of the envelope join. TIP - when you finish each one - place the wax seal on top of your ice cube - this will keep it cool and stop it sticking. As you take it off the ice cube - dab it on some tissue to take of any excess water.
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