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Ribbon-Tied Invitation Scroll

Free Downloadable Word Templates

Ingredients List

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Invitation Scroll Free Downloadable Templates

Two templates are required to make this invitation; the manuscript invitation and the reply sheet. Invitation templates are available in 3 formats in either formal or informal wording. A 'personalised' invitation is where you can type in your guests names. An 'open' invitation has a line for you to handwrite the names once you have printed the invitation. A 'cordial' invitation is where no guests names are used (this is handy if you want spares to send out at the last minute!).

Choose from either formal or informal versions of the invitation template - and with or without the RSVP address - which means you wouldn't need the reply sheets as well and can save time and cost.

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.

Replies (formal) A4 personalised invite formal A4 personalised invite informal
Replies (informal) A4 personalised invite formal (with rsvp) A4 personalised invite informal (with rsvp)
A4 cordial invite formal A4 cordial invite informal
A4 cordial invite formal (with rsvp) A4 cordial invite informal (with rsvp)
A4 open invite formal A4 open invite informal
A4 open invite formal (with rsvp) A4 open invite informal (with rsvp)

Invitation Scroll Recipe & Instructions

Makes 30 invitations with reply scrolls (covers approximately 55 guests).

Ingredients List
3 pks
Postal Tubes - choose a colour
2 packs
Parchment Paper - choose a style & colour
Ink Pad - choose a colour
Rubber Stamp - choose a design
17 metres
Ribbon - choose your own from a local store (55cms per invitation)
2 bags
Heart Confetti - for the finishing touches (you could use the freeze dried rose petals if your budget allows)
You will also need:
Access to a computer and printer, a pair of scissors, a tape measure or ruler and a volunteer to help tie the ribbon!

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Full Instructions:

  1. Print your invitation onto an A4 (single) sheet of paper (you can use the free Word templates downloadable from the top of this page).

  2. Print your reply so that 2 fit onto 1 sheet of A4 paper (free Word templates downloadable from the top of this page are set up like this already).

  3. Cut the replies in half so each one is A5 in size (a guillotine provides the best finish - but scissors are fine if you're careful!)

  4. Cut your ribbon into the following lengths:
    For the invitation scroll 20 x 30cms
    For the reply scroll 20 x 25cms

  5. Tie the invitation ribbon lengths around something like a broom handle - or something with a diameter of about 25mm. Trim the ends at an angle.

  6. Stamp the rubber stamp motif onto the top centre of your invitation and reply scrolls - practice first to make sure you know where the middle is - how much ink to use, and how hard to press.Leave these to dry for about an hour.

  7. Roll each invitation scroll (start rolling from the bottom of the invitation with it face up) so that it's small enough to slide into your ties - it will expand to fit the tie as you let go.

  8. Now roll up the replies as above - but as tight as you can. You'll need a friend here - so get someone to hold each reply scroll as you tie the ribbon around it. Try one first - when you've done it - it should slide inside the invitation scroll. If it didn't - do it again - but roll tighter!

  9. Place each scroll set into a postal tube. If you have printed or written your guests names, make sure you have stuck the address labels onto the postal tubes so you don't forget who each invitation is for! Add a pinch of rose petals or confetti inside each tube for the finishing touch.

Other things you can do with this invitation

  1. Silk paintings look amazing - they do take time but if you're an arty type, give it a go. You can buy silk, gutta, pins, brushes, silk paint and frames from most art shops. Set up a frame and draw hearts or stars with the gutta, leave to dry, then paint. Cut the silk into mini pictures and use double sided tape to stick them to the top of the invitations, then outline with gutta.

  2. Use different fillings inside the postal tubes:
    1. add star confetti in with the rose petals.

    2. use gold/silver sugared almonds, chocolate dragees or hearts.

    3. for Christmas themes, fill with mini gold bells, cloves, cinnamon sticks & baby fir cones.

    4. for Halloween use plastic spiders with orange & black jelly beans.

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