Author Archives: Anna Skye

DIY Glam Gold Wedding Invitation

DIY Glam Gold Invitation | Download & Print

Today I am sharing a very sparkly and glamorous DIY wedding invitation. I call it Glam Gold, and the inspiration came from the chandelier at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. This short video shows the chandelier in its full glory. The invitation would also work well for a black tie ball, birthday party, or […]

DIY Polka Dot Envelopes | Easy Home Stamping

DIY stamped envelopes | Download & Print

Polka dots are fun. That’s about all I need to say before I launch into this tutorial! I had such a good time printing geometric envelopes a few weeks ago that I’m at it again with a slightly different take on the DIY stencil. This time I’m not cutting shapes myself, I used craft foam […]

DIY Pearl Encrusted Wedding Invitation

DIY pearl encrusted wedding invitation | Download & Print

Phew! It’s been go, go, go around here. From hosting a tropical themed birthday party to showing at a huge eclectic craft faire, I’ve been bamboozled with bright colors, bright ideas, and noise… oh the noise. I’m ready for my quiet space, or at least to tone things down to a manageable din. Everything has […]

DIY Bow Tie Belly Band

DIY Bow Tie Belly Band | Download & Print

Today’s project enters your computer screen with a swagger. Put a little waltz on the phonograph, dust off your dancing shoes, this bow tie belly band hails back to Hollywood’s golden age. Nothing finishes a package quite as well as the perfect bow. I’m taking the guesswork and frustration out of tying the perfect bow […]

How to Make Giant Paper Roses

Weddings and roses go hand in hand. If you are planning a DIY wedding I’m going to show you how to make roses. I know, I know… you’re thinking ‘but doesn’t nature make roses??’. Stay with me. For a spin on wedding roses try super-sizing them… out of paper. Giant roses however, don’t have to […]

Heart Stitch Handmade Wedding Belly Band

DIY paper heart wedding invitation belly band | Download & Print

As you plan your handmade wedding it’s easy to become over-eager in the crafts department. In some ways Pinterest sets us up to fail. So many ideas… so little time. To avoid turning into a glitter covered, sleep-deprived, glue-gun wielding bride of Pinterest nightmares, I recommend picking a handful of meaningful DIY projects that satisfy […]

Hack an Envelope into a Pocket Invitation

How to hack an envelope into a wedding invitation pock | Download & Print

It’s time for a wedding hack! This DIY pocketfold wedding invitation has me grinning from ear to ear… because it’s freaking awesome! If you’ve started planning your wedding you will know that things get really expensive, really quickly. And there’s often a good reason for that. A lot of people are involved in pulling off […]

DIY Embossed Wedding Invitation Pochette with Wax Seal

DIY embossed metallic wedding invitation pochette | Download & Print

My heart is a flutter. Today’s project shimmers and shines, and has details so fancy you’d think you were looking at a super expensive invitation. Ha! It’s got all the elements of a classic Download & Print wedding invitation DIY. Time-honored wedding colors, gasp-worthy presentation, budget-saving beauty and simple steps that even the most un-crafty […]

Ribbon Stitch Handmade Wedding Invitation

DIY folksy ribbon stitch wedding invitation | Download & Print

Spring has finally sprung, wildflowers are popping up everywhere in my neck of the woods, I’ve got the windows open and today I’m feeling all flowers in your hair. A perfect time for this folksy wedding invitation. The earthy tones and folk art birds and flowers are set off beautifully by the stitched ribbon border. […]

Brushed Gold DIY Wedding Invitation

Free Brushed Gold DIY Wedding Invitation | Download & Print

If you’ve been following along with my DIY wedding invitations for a while you know that one tool I love to pull out of my bag of tricks is a gold paint pen. It does a killer impersonation of gold foil. There’s a time and a place (read that as when is there NOT a […]

Album Page DIY Wedding Invitation

DIY vintage photo album inspired wedding invitation | Download & Print

Happy New Year lovely Download & Printers! I’m a tad late but I think my first post of 2017 warrants a little holiday greeting. I hope you had a happy and peaceful Christmas. Mine was a little hectic. There were three crazy sleepless days between Christmas and New Years when the wonderful Sandra (of D&P […]

DIY Jumbo Confetti

DIY Jumbo Confetti with Printable Bag Label | Download & Print

Today’s freebie project has got me going a little dotty! My office is covered in giant confetti, and there’s nothing like giant tissue dots floating around to bring a smile to my face.. and drive the dog nuts. This project is a super-sized version of send-off confetti. Keep reading for the simple (and therapeutic) steps […]

Elegant Binder Clip Place Cards

DIY elegant binder clip placecards | Download & Print

My love of office supplies shines through again as I go all MacGyver on a simple binder clip. I think I’d be proud to be known as the MacGyver of wedding stationery. Give me any everyday item and with a bit of hot glue / spray paint / decoupage / sparkle I’ll make it wedding […]

Bohemian Feather Belly Band

DIY feather belly band for a bohemian wedding | Download & Print

I’m a hippy at heart. When you look through the invitation collections here at Download & Print I think you’ll find designs that appeal to just about everyone’s taste. I try to design with you in mind, and you like everything from flowers to vintage, all the colors in the rainbow, and are having beach […]

Free Wedding Fonts for your DIY Invitations

free wedding fonts | Download & Print

Fonts can make or break an invitation, particularly in today’s era of typography heavy designs. For your viewing pleasure I’ve put together my favorite invitation fonts, grouped into three collections: Vintage, Handwritten and Script. Typically I like to use two fonts on an invitation, the exception to the rule being on vintage designs were you’ll […]

Button & String Invitation Pocket

Button & String wedding invitation DIY pocket with free template | Download & Print

I’m calling this a pocket invitation though technically it doesn’t have a “pocket” for your invitation to slide into. Let me roll with it though as this is hands down the most inexpensive way you can get the pocket look for your wedding announcements. I’ve showed you how to make pockets and pochettes before, but […]

Wedding Hack: DIY Telescoping Pocket Invitation

DIY Telescoping Pocket Wedding Invitation | Download & Print

This week’s DIY is another modern take on a traditional invitation formality. I’ve talked before about inner and outer envelopes, the inner envelope is used to address the specific invitees in a more casual manner, while the outer envelope will be addressed formally and could be sent to a household. See the tutorial on my […]

Felt Pouchette DIY Wedding Invitation

Felt Pouchette DIY Wedding Invitation | Download & Print

I feel like it’s time to throw in a masculine project. With all the bows, lace, and gilding of late I’m not doing justice to half the engaged couples out there (that is the soon-to-be-grooms). I’ve come up with a felt pouch to wrap your invitation loveliness in. I chose to go with an industrial […]

Embossed Monogram RSVP Pouch

DIY embossed monogram RSVP pouch with free printable | Download & Print

I’ve committed to producing 52 projects this year, one each Wednesday. It’s a lofty goal. I have to find inspiration when inspiration is lacking. Some projects I like better than others. In fact, some projects are not really my style at all, but since I’m producing these for you and your varied likes and dislikes […]

DIY Gilded Gold Wedding Invitation

DIY gilded gold wedding invitation | Download & Print

Today’s tutorial proves that elegant wedding invitations… … can be made at home … can be quick and easy … can save you a ton of money! Phew. That’s a lot of cans. So for anyone saying they can’t DIY their wedding invitations, (first thanks for even opening this tutorial), and second I believe you […]