Invitation Design – Learn to design custom invitations in Cricut Design Space from scratch! You’ll learn how to flatten images for print and cut, plus get an overview of the most used CDS tools.
Thank you, Cricut for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
It’s actually super easy to Design Custom Invitations in Cricut Design Space. I am combining many of the tutorials from the 24 Week Cricut Tutorial Series for this post…since the series is almost finished, I figured it would be a good idea to apply everything you’ve learned so far. Don’t worry, though. Just because the series is over doesn’t mean I’ll stop providing Cricut tutorials. I love using my Cricut too much to do that!
I also wanted to note that these techniques will work with other custom designs. You can make gift tags, word art, cupcake toppers, and more.
Custom Invitation Design Supplies:
- Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air (read more about the Maker here)
- Cricut Access (for patterns and some images)
- White Cardstock
- Printer (I have a laser printer)
It’s actually super easy to make your own invitation designs in Cricut Design Space, but I figured a video would better explain it than writing it down.
Invitation Design Video:
You can also look at the images below to see how I layered everything. You can see that it’s made up of simple shapes, one pattern, and some text. It’s a great start for beginners in Cricut Design Space.
For the envelopes
- Envelope File in Cricut Access
- Black Cricut Pen
- Scoring Stylus
- Cardstock (dark pink and teal green shown in the images)
- If you want to use this invite and switch out the text, get it HERE (you must be a CDS user)
These envelopes are ready to go in design space. You’ll send it to your Cricut, choose your material, then it will tell you when to switch out the scoring stylus and Cricut pen. I used my new font to label these envelopes. It will be available in the shop SOON – it just takes a while to perfect fonts 😉
For now, you can check out some fun fonts at Creative Market. You can use any font installed on your computer in design space, or you can use the fonts Cricut has.
I think these would look so cute with some unicorn confetti. I cut out this confetti on extra cardstock leftover from the envelopes and some glitter cardstock. For this confetti, I just inserted some heart and stars and sized them to 3/4″ on the largest side. Copy and paste them several times, then cut. You can get more tips for confetti here.
I wish I had done something like this for my daughter’s unicorn birthday party. I could have easily inserted a unicorn image on the invite or envelope. They would match perfectly with the free unicorn party printables I created for that. It was so last minute, though. I did everything for that party in one day, so invitations were not an option! ha!
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everything you have made with the Cricut is very nice.
Have you found the Cricut to be easier to use than the Silhouette? I don’t use my Silhouette near enough but tend to forget the steps I did last time to make something.
Of course the Print and cut is a perfect file for me to buy.
They both have their good qualities, but I love my Cricut more. I don’t really use my Silhouette anymore (though it’s an older model) because my Maker does everything!