Wedding Invitation

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  • White photocopy paper, plain or printed (to recycle for paper making)
  • Vellum (plain)
  • Optional: Snippets of light green metallic floss or thread to add to pul
  • Optional: Dried plumosa fern (available in the floral dept) to add to pulp
  • Pink cardstock: 2 7/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Pink ribbon, 1/4 inch wide
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors or 12″ personal trimmer
  • Optional: Decorative edge scissors
  • Computer with printer
  • Envelopes 6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″


  1. Use Arnold Grummer’s Large Dip Handmold or Arnold Grummer’s Papermill PRO kit to make one sheet of paper per guest. The Invitation, RSVP Card, and Thank You Note can all be made from one sheet of handmade paper. You’ll need to make two sheets of handmade paper per guest if you use Arnold Grummer’s Papermill Kit.
  2. To make pulp, recycle plain or printed white photocopy paper. Use 1 1/2 sheets of photocopy paper for every handmade sheet you plan to make. (Use 3/4 of a sheet if you use the Papermill Kit.)
  3. Add pink petals, iridescent flakes, fern (optional), snippets of thread (optional), and 1/8 tsp. of paper additive to pulp before forming sheets.
  4. Form, press and dry sheets following kit or handmold directions.
  5. Trim (or tear) handmade paper to 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Save leftovers for the folk heart (step 7), and to decorate favors for the reception.
  6. Print Invitation, RSVP and Thank You card text on vellum using your home computer or take to a copy center. Trim to 5″ x 7″
  7. Tear a long, folk-shaped heart from leftover 2 1/2″ x 3″ piece of handmade paper. Mount on pink cardstock. Center and glue matted heart on the 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ piece of handmade paper.
  8. Center vellum with printed invitation over handmade paper and punch two holes at top. Thread ribbon and trim ends.

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