How to Design Free Printable Invitation Cards

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Free printable invitation cards are a great way to add a touch of creativity to your party or event. You can make your own printable invitation cards free using invitation templates and a few steps.

First choose a free design theme to make your printable invitation cards. Many invitation card themes can be found online and many are free to download.

You can upload free invitation templates of cards with designs already printed on them. These type of card templates can be customized but the overall design theme can't be changed.

Another option is to use blank printable invitation templates and create your own design theme for them by uploading them to your graphics program.

Find heavy bonded craft paper or card stock to make your printable cards. You can also find blank invitation cards and matching envelopes for a very reasonable price at many auction sites.

The basic size for invitation card stock is 8.5" by 11" but if you prefer a smaller size you can trim it down to suit. Remember, before folding your printable cards, make sure to trim the edges.

Use free graphics or photo image software to customize your invitation. Most graphic programs allow you to alter font size and style or adjust the border size to make your cards more printable.

You can then use a many methods including ribbons or gold stencil designs to add a classy touch to your cards. Clip art and photos can also be found online to use for your invitation theme.


  • If you don't have a high quality color printer you can save your design and take it to a photo shop to have duplicates made for a more professional look. If you are good at calligraphy you can hand write your thank you cards or you can download alphabet stencils to your program to use in your designs.


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