6 Free Cricut Wedding Invitations SVG Templates

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Card Making, Wedding

DIY weddings are so in right now. I’ve made these free wedding invitation svg files for the Cricut so you can save a little on paper goods.

I saw on Etsy the other day these laser cut invitation sleeves were $6 a pop! That’s just crazy. By that standard, it is way more cost-effective to make them yourself.

I then looked around for SVG templates and saw a bunch on Etsy as well. But then I realized there’s no way I would be able to make 10 of these using these designs much less 100. The weeding and the intricacy of the design were just too much.

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I’ve designed and made a few of these invitations on my Cricut and learned a lot from this project. Not every design works well for a mechanical cutting machine but I’ve done my best to optimize these designs.

Many of the ones I saw on Etsy were more geared towards laser cutters which run for thousands of dollars.

Full disclosure, if you are doing a large wedding, I really would consider making the band rather than the bigger more intricate invitation sleeves. Weddings are stressful enough, only do the DIY projects that are fun!

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Cardstock – The gold cardstock I used in the photos can be found here. It was a little lighter in weight than most cardstock I use for cutting crafts but it was worth the effort give the finished look.

In general, I think medium weight cardstock (around 65lbs) with colored cores work best for this project. Here are some of my favorite brands:

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

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Templates – All of my Cricut wedding invitation templates are available in SVG format for free in my resource library.

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    Tips for how to successfully make your own wedding invitations on your Cricut:

    Too much detail in the SVG design

    If you really want one of those laser cut invitations with little thin lines that are about thread’s width, you will just have to buy them. These detailed designs need a more sticky mat and even then they snag on the knife. I made these using a brand new blade too.

    I use the Standard mat with medium weight cardstock. If you use the Standard mat with thinner paper and thin lines, it tears when you try to peel it off.

    Weeding is a pain! It’s one thing to weed vinyl, its another to weed paper. Do you really want to pick off 100 little pieces for each card?

    Fitting the invitation template on a Standard sheet

    Some of these really elaborate cards fold out to beyond 12 inches. Even if you had a longer mat, where are you going to find the paper?

    If you are going to make a smaller version, then where will you find the rest of the kit that fits the new non-standard size of the card?

    My advice is to keep it simple, one fold max and stick to standard dimensions.

    Standard Envelopes for wedding invitations

    Closely related to standard cardstock sizes, you need to take into consideration envelope sizes.

    If you don’t make a standard dimension that has standard envelopes you can buy, then you will have to make your own envelopes.

    Making your envelopes is fine except it needs to all fit on standard sheet size and envelopes fold out into really big pieces.

    Scoring the Folds

    On the topic of cardstock, the heavier it is, the easier it is to cut.

    But, the heavier the cardstock, the harder it is to fold. It doesn’t stay flat.

    Oh, and who bothered to buy that scoring tool with the Cricut?! I sure didn’t. I just used a ruler and drew a line using the edge of my credit card.

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    Have I completely discouraged you from making invitations on your Cricut yet?

    I totally get it, it’s your wedding and it’s a fun way to enjoy the process of planning it. (It’s also way cheaper!)

    But the key is to keep it FUN. and Easy!

    Soooo, I’ve created a few different types of invitation SVG templates in case you want to try it out. I’ve optimized these designs for all the concerns listed above.

    A few more notes before you go on how to best use these Cricut wedding templates:

    Scoring lines

    I’ve included them where necessary. You will need to manually turn them into scoring lines before you “Make it”. PLEASE make sure you do this or else it will remain as cut lines.

    Or you can just delete them if you want to score them by hand.

    Envelopes

    They should all fit into an envelope for a 5×7 inch card.

    Recommended Mats

    Standard Mat for medium cardstock. Light Grip for light cardstock.

    Blade

    If your blade is not fresh, take it out and stab it like 50 times on a ball of aluminum before and after you start. You need a sharp blade.

    I would consider investing in some generic brand blades you can use a fresh blade every couple dozen invitations. Check out my article on generic brand Cricut supplies if you are interested.

    Peeling the Design

    I like to peel the solid block first. I usually get it started, then turn it over on a clean table and peel back the mat.

    Once the solid part is removed, I turn it back and start peeling the lace part from different angles.

    I worked really hard to optimize these designs so it minimizes the weeding pain.

    Clean up on the Cricut Mat

    I can’t emphasize this enough but invest in a lint roller, the sticky kind. It makes clean up so much easier. After every cut, I just take the roller and pick up all the loose pieces on the mat.

    So have fun!!

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    11 thoughts on “6 Free Cricut Wedding Invitations SVG Templates”

    1. PrisciilA says:

      Don’t forget me I need ideas

    2. Angela says:

      Your stuff is amazingly beautiful! Thank you! Got any good ideas for Christmas cards that are kind of lacy like these?

      • Thank you! Great idea for the holiday cards, I will have to design a couple soon!

    3. Victoria says:

      Thank you for this! I signed up through domestic heights, however I am unable to find the free SVG wedding invitation templates! I am specifically looking for the tri-fold design, as it mentioned on this page. Can you please direct me to where I can find this? It says that it was listed in the Resource Library, but I have searched and searched to no avail. Thank you!

      • Hi there, it’s the first item in the Wedding section of my resource library (see link in menu bar)

    4. susan says:

      Are your designs specifically for personal use or can finished product be sold? Thanks

        • Rachael says:

          please could i have this info too many thanks

        • Hi there, I have recently just changed my policy on this. With the purchase of a Premium SVG Membership, you get commercial license access to all my designs both in the membership and also the ones in the free resource library. thank you for asking!

    5. Audrey Cooper says:

      omg..This is just so awesome…just love it.

    6. Sue says:

      Thank you. I love that your post is honest about the hard parts and full of tips and info. Great post!

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