This book-inspired suite (note the marbled lining) has a surprise ending: it’s all DIY. The cover is off-the-shelf faux suede that we “embossed” with gold letter stickers.
Tools and Materials
3 yds Mood Fabrics faux suede
18-by-24-inch marbled paper
8 1/2-by-11-inch text-weight Halcyon "Secret Love" marbled paper (papermojo.com)
Gold Jam Paper & Envelope alphabet stickers
- Using a rotary cutter and cutting mat, cut suede to measure 19 by 25 inches. Spray one side of suede with adhesive and lay marbled paper on top, smoothing paper with your hand to adhere. Trim edges of suede with rotary cutter to fit the paper. Cut into 8 3/4-by-5 3/4-inch rectangles.
- Download our editable clip-art invitations, type in your information, and print double-sided on text-weight paper (each printout will yield two invites). With a craft knife and a ruler, cut invitations in half.
- Fold invitation in half and use the bone folder to make a sharp crease. Apply glue stick to the blank side of invite and attach to the right-hand side of the marbled paper, leaving a 1/8-inch border on all sides. Fold suede over to create a booklet, and use a bone folder to make a sharp crease.
- Add initials or monogram to the front of the invitation using the gold letter stickers.