We're getting ready for my daughters 8th birthday in a couple weeks and thought I'd share the custom invitation I made for her. I was inspired by THIS invitation and loved how ours turned out.
As cute as the inspiration was I decided to go the DIY route not only to save money but now I can do matching menus, place cards, etc.
I made the invitations in Silhouette Studio. Yes, it is the software I use with my Silhouette machine, but anyone can download it for free HERE. I love this program. It's so easy to use, I basically taught myself by pushing all the buttons until I understood what I was doing. All the fonts on you computer will automatically be transferred to the program and any additional images you want can be downloaded for 99¢ a piece. I downloaded the background, flowers, and tea cups for this project, spending a total of $4.
Another great tip if you want to print at home, is to print in the photo paper setting. It will give you a crisper and brighter image.
I've had so much fun searching with my daughter for the perfect tea cups and accessories. Hopefully it will all come out as planned.