I must have been born in the wrong decade. I would’ve been very at-home in the era when long flowing gowns were worn to formal dinner parties. (Let’s put aside the fact that they didn’t have the vote and many weren’t allowed by their husbands to work for a living, it was a beautiful time visually!) So this dinner party invitation is an homage to that more civilized time — but with modern twists. The periwinkle color scheme makes it a little more modern, as does the floral background. If periwinkle isn’t your thing and you’d like to change the color scheme, you can pop it into a graphics program, such as Photoshop Elements (Photoshop’s less expensive and easier to use sibling) or the free Pixlr.com program. Just use the “Hue and Saturation” settings to adjust the colors.
The overall design is subtle, and that’s on purpose. I wanted the final invitation to be soft and sophisticated. I hope you find it useful!
To download the invitation template to your computer, click the image and save it to your computer. If it doesn’t automatically download when you click on it, double-click on the art to produce a larger version. Then, if you use a Mac, control-click the image to save it. If you use a PC, right-click to save.
To get full instructions for creating this 5″ x 7″ sized invitation and also access tips for embellishing it, click the button below or the link in this sentence to go to my anniversary invitations hub, which has more invitations of this size.
Credits: Many thanks to DeliciousScraps.com for the embellishment and to March of Marni Designs for the floral background.
You might also like these other 5″ x 7″ blank invitations that can be used for dinner parties: