Lace-Up Corset Invitation

DIY Lace-Up Corset Invitation | Download & Print

If last week's shower invitation DIY was all sugar and spice and all things nice, this week's invitation is Sassy with a capital S.

Whether you are throwing a lingerie shower for your bestie or a 40th birthday bash, this corset invitation is sure to set the mood.

Now don't look at the invitation and think this is beyond your craft skills. It's dead easy to make. The hardest part is lacing the corset, and if you can lace a shoe you can lace a corset.

The corset comes in four colors, all are included in the download. So pick the sassiest and pair it with your favorite color ribbon for an invitation that's uniquely you.

Also included in your download is a coordinating enclosure card for all the important details that don't fit in the corset. Grab the invitation download below and follow the four simple steps to create the lace-up corset for your next girls' night.

 

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Step 1: Download & Print

DIY Lace Up Corset Printable Invitation | Download & Print

Download the corset invitation template files and save them to your computer. Open the files in MS Word and change out the placeholder text with your party details.

I've used the fonts Century Schoolbook and Maratre, which you can download for free. Or pick your own if you fancy something different.

Print the lace template on card stock. Flip over the print out and place the paper back in your printer. Print the inside text on the reverse side. You now have a double sided print out.

PRO TIP: I like paper between 65 lbs and 90 lbs. This is heavier than regular copy paper, but not so thick that it will jam your printer.

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Step 2: Score and Trim the Waist

DIY Lace-Up Corset Invitation Template | Download & Print

Turn the paper to the text side. Score the template along the dotted fold lines using a ruler and bone folder. This starts the crease and makes for nice, crisp folds. If you don't have a bone folder on hand you can use any pointy object that won't cut through the paper, such as a closed mechanical pencil. The key is not to cut the paper!

Fold each flap backwards and sharpen the creases. The bone folder is useful here, your fingernails will thank you later.

Cut out both waist cut-outs, small detail scissors work best.

Step 3: Cut and Punch

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Open the template back out and cut around the outside of the corset.

Punch five holes on each corset flap, following the guides on the template. Either a 1/4" or 1/8" punch will work.

Fold the flaps closed to hide your text.

Step 4: Tie Ribbon and Finish

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Cut a length of ribbon, cutting the ends on a sharp angle to create a point. Use these points to lace the corset closed, just as you would lace a shoe.

Start at the bottom and lace the ribbon up towards you, then criss-cross and finish with a bow at the top.

Trim the ribbon tails so they are in line with the bow loops.

If you are using the coordinating enclosure card, add your text to the template, print, trim along the dotted lines (you'll get four cards per sheet), and stuff into an A7 envelope along with the corset invitation.

Get the scoop on the lace envelope flap and make your envelope as sassy as the invitation!

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With template love,

Anna Skye | Download & Print

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Anna Skye

Anna Skye designs and shares invitation templates on her blog Download & Print. Her invitation templates can be used by DIY Brides and Hostesses can make their own invitations at home and save money.

11 thoughts on “Lace-Up Corset Invitation

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Hi, sorry we do not offer an evite version. We can customize templates so they can be emailed out through your regular mail system, but as the corset design is double sided it would have to be completely changed in order to be emailed.

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Unfortunately we don’t offer printing services. You can download the template, add your party details, then send the file to a printer. You can either use an online printer or your local FedEx Office. The printer should be able to trim the invitation to 5 x 7″, but I don’t think they will cut out the sides of the corset. This is something you will probably need to do. The printer may ask you about copyright on the template and we have a Reproduction Release online that you can give to the printer which tells them it’s OK for your reproduce the file. Good luck with your project!

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Hi Nancy, did you place an order? We send the download link via email after you place an order, you do not need Dropbox. If you are trying to download one of our free templates from a tutorial, simply click on the download link, save the file to your computer in a place that’s easy to find (maybe on your Desktop or to your Documents folder), then you can open the file from where you saved it. If you are still having trouble please email me at lisa@downloadandprint.com and I’ll be happy to help.

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Hi Roshnee, all the text on the inside of the invitation can be changed. After you download the template you will open the file in MS Word. Change out the place holder text with your event details and you’ll be ready to print.

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