Homemade Wedding Invitation Elegant Purple

Homemade Wedding Invitation That’s Purple and Elegant

Here we go again, another bride and groom inspired card. This time for my nephew’s wife’s sister. Say that fast 10 times! Nici loved my simple, gate fold bride and groom card and asked my sister and I to make her wedding invitations. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. A special thank you to my mom for helping us make the 40 invitations.

Elegant Purple Wedding InvitationAs you can see here, Nici’s wedding colors are a light shade of purple. She called it Wisteria. We had few options at the store, so we opted to accent the lilac with a deeper purple.

The white crack in the middle of the card is the gate fold, meaning the card opens in the middle just under the dress. That feature alone, took a lot of time. There are two sets of layered cardstock (left and right). Black on lilac on purple all adhered to the black cardstock.

We also opted to add a few extra features. The tux shirt is all free handed. The bow tie and lapels are cut by hand. The buttons are from a small hole punch. The tux shirt is white glitter paper cut from a template. (Video and template available from this Wedding Card Post).

If that wasn’t enough, we went the extra mile on the dress. It is stamped and embossed using “bridal” embossing powder. Then, we stamped another dress and cut out the bottom part of the dress then trimmed and layered that on top of the original dress. We used single sided tape at the waist and puffy tape at the base of the layer to give it dimension.

Homemade Wedding Invitation Interior

We went very traditional for the inside. We printed the invite on plain white paper and frame that on the right and left with the lilac.

The invite pictured here was the small invitation. We actually had wider margins on the finished piece.

Homemade Wedding Invitation Save the Date Card

Two Options for Save the Date CardsThe wedding guests RSVP’d via the internet, so we only needed a Save the Date card inside. We provided two options to Nici, she chose the Daisy theme, because it is the flower she is using in her wedding.

The flower is a QuicKutz die. I love the pop of color and the contrast of the purple against the black. The other card is more simple and straight forward. An option I put together for the fiance who indicated that he would like to see something simple.

Close Up of Daisy Save the DateAs you can see, we also incorporated the thin purple ribbon from the dress into the Save the Date card. We used a thin double sided tape to adhere it.

Again, the text is printed on plain white paper and adhered to a piece of black cardstock.

Homemade Wedding Invitation Supply List

  • Matte and Shiney Black cardstock
  • Lilac and Purple Cardstock (DCWV)
  • White cardstock and copy paper
  • Sparkle White cardstock (DCWV)
  • 1/8″ lilac ribbon
  • Dress Stamp (My Sentiments Exactly)
  • Daisy Die Cut (QuicKutz)
  • gems
  • printed invitations
  • double sided tape
  • puffy tape


  1. esra said,

    July 11, 2010 at 07:34

    this are great job. ı have my wedding in october and ı need your help please:) ı want to try this cards and i don’t know where to fine this staff because ı’m in turkey… ı hope you could help me.. thanks…

  2. Mei said,

    September 13, 2010 at 21:18


    You’ve got such lovely wedding cards here. Just dropping by to let you know that I ‘card-lift’ your idea. Do see my interpretation of your idea in my blog 🙂

    Thanks for sharing…

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  4. Kim said,

    July 29, 2012 at 17:01

    I really like this card. Where can I purchase the stamp???

  5. November 25, 2012 at 20:44

    This is really a very elegant holiday invitation and it is unique too. Thank you so much for sharing such a creative idea.

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