DIY Quinceanera Invitations – Variations On A Theme

An earlier post called “Samples of DIY Quinceanera Invitations” highlighted an invitaiton posted at the Stamp Crazy Girl blog.  Since then I’ve been sent notices of other Quinceanera invitations using the same stamp (offered by Stampin Up).   They have all turned out beautifully, and are good examples of ways you can make Quiceanera invitations in a do-it-yourself mode.

Ann at Stamperdog.com highlighted this Quinceanera invitation made by a girl in Puerto Rico.  It’s a top-fold card with a decorative side ribbon.  Colorful, yet simple, with a unique pop up feature inside!

DIY Quinceanera Invitation at Stamperdog

DIY Stamping Quinceanera Invitation

Another great one was done by Connie, a Stampin Up demonstrator at Constantly Stamping.  Connie has clearly done this kind of thing before and while I won’t speak for any of you, she’s got more artistic talent in her pinky than I have in in my whole body (most people do…).  

Include Online RSVP Option With Quinceanera Invitations

Quinceanera invitations rsvp

quinceanera invitations rsvp

The tradition of a formal invitation helps add to the elegance of your Quinceanera invitations.  That formal tradition includes the RSVP card.  Yet there are some excellent reasons to add the efficiencies of electronic services to help both you and your guest confirm their attendance at your Quinceanera.  Having guests confirm their invitation electronically adds convenience to both you and them, and offers a cost-savings as well.

It is recommended that your Quinceanera invitations still include a physical RSVP card.  Trying to add “Please RSVP via www….. ” will likely be too much text, and will not fit the layout of your Quinceanera invitations.  Instead, simply select a nice paper for your RSVP card (it will match that of the invitation in many cases, but it doesn’t have to) and present simple instructions for your guests to confirm their attendance.

There are many ways to manage confirmations to your Quinceanera, and you should choose one that matches your (and your guests) comfort using technology.  You may ask guests to confirm with an email, which even most grandparents and elderly guests know how to do.  Many of your social profiles, such as Facebook, give you the option to create an event.  You could create an event, possibly using using the colors of your Quinceanera invitations,  and then let people confirm that they will or will not attend.  But be careful when using this method.  Be sure that your online profile is suitable for parents and their friends.  That means, if you have questionable language, graphics, or photos on your page, try another option.  There are ways to create your event online as well, giving your guests the ability to RSVP just by going to a site that you provide information to.  There are several free or inexpensive online services that you can also use – just try a google search on “RSVP online” and you’ll find lots of options.

Once you have a place to send your guests to RSVP your Quinceanera invitations, you need to provide them the link.  This is easy if you were presenting your invitations online, but we haven’t yet reached the point where this is an acceptable way to deliver a formal invitation.  On the other hand, the link or URL that you want your guests to use to confirm their attendance at your Quinceanera is likely to be quite long, and will lead to problems if you try to provide written instructions in the invitations.  The solution to that is to use a URL shortener.  URL shorteners can take a long URL and convert it to a reasonably short one, making it easier for your guests to type in the right web address.  Tinyurl.com is just one such service.

A traditional RSVP card included with your Quinceanera invitations is always the right way.  But It’s not necessarily wrong to give your guests the option of confirming online.  Short, simple instructions can still be formal and offer both you and your guests an added convenience.   Other ideas???

Samples of DIY Quinceanera Invitations

DIY quinceanera invitationShelly over at the Stamp Crazy Girl blog has designed some nice, custom Quinceanera invitations.  She started by planning the design with the Sweet 15 official colors in mind, and then made a few mock-ups.

This DIY (do-it-yourself) approach can bring a touch of unique elegance to a  at an affordable price, especially if you already have stamping supplies.  Even if you don’t, the cost savings over a large number of invitations can justify the expense.  That being said, your Quinceanera is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you want your Quinceanera invitations to be just right.  It’s not the time to start experimenting, especially if you’re not the artistic type.  If you don’t have stamping experience or supplies, yet you want to create stamped Quinceanera invitations, your best bet may  to recruit the help of a friend with experience.

Of course there are other options that don’t involve the stamping route.  Your local crafts store will have a good variety of card stock – all types, textures, and colors.  Add some velum, ribbons, or other types of “bling”, and you have everything you need to create beautiful Quinceanera invitations.  You can do the layout on your computer using a nice font for elegance.  If the print and graphics are simple, your home printer may be sufficient.  Your local print store can be very useful in providing better print quality than you may be be able to get at home.

Get your family or damas to help you with assembly.  Once you do one, the other 199 are a breeze! 😉

The True Essence of a Sweet 15 Quinceanera


Beautiful Quinceanera invitation video

It takes just a little to get to the good stuff, but I really like the way this video captures the innocence of childhood and the playfulness of a young woman. It emphasizes the essence of the Quinceanera over extravagance.  This same concept can be incorporated into your Quinceanera invitations. The invitations set the tone of the event, and may be simple, playful, or elegant.  But even formal invitations don’t need to be expensive.  You can save money by making your own from scratch.  Another option is to use professionally produced Quinceanera invitations such as these, and print your own verse and details using your home computer and printer.  Try browsing this selection of Quinceanera invitations from Amazon and other locations to find an invitation for your Sweet 15 that you can make uniquly yours!

Quinceanera Message In A Bottle

Quinceanera Invitation In A BottleWhat a great way for your guests to receive their Quinceanera invitations! As if washed up on the shore, your special guests will feel it’s their destiny to participate in your Sweet Fifteen.  This particular piece is another Hanson Ellis product available here. Although the company markets items for brides, this design is perfect for your Quinceanera invitations.
Use it as an invitation to any beach, water, or boat-themed Quinceanera.  These glass bottles are filled with fine sand and real mini seashells.  Your custom invitation is printed on natural oil paper with cedar leaves. Each beach invitation bottle is firmly corked and is adorned with a raffia ribbon.  You can even have the bottle engraved with your initials or message.

The “message in a bottle” idea is good for a theme Quinceanera celebration.  We previously discussed the Aladdin Quinceanera (and great video) here at MyQuinceaneraInvitations.com.  Other appropriate themes could be “tropical paradise”, “Hawaiian Luau”, or “Island Oasis”.  You could also use these for any celebration held at a yacht club, harbor, or other waterside venue.

This is an idea that you can have fun with, and even create yourself.  Hobby shops will have different shapes and sizes of bottles, papers, and even sand.  Try getting some friends to help you, and you’ll all have fun creating some memorable Quinceanera invitations.  Or save the labor and get the complete invitation sets here.

Elegant Embossed Quinceanera Invitations

Custom Quinceanera Invitations

Embossed Quinceanera Invitation

Embossed Quinceanera Invitations

This beautiful, custom Quinceanera invitations by Just Embossed represents an excellent, high end option for your celebration.  The card stock features an embossed, or raised border and monogram to give a very personal touch.  The photo is of a wedding invitation, but the colors and style are excellent for your Quinceanera as well.

At $545 for a set of 100, this high quality set includes the works – inner and outer envelopes, name cards of guests, RSVP cards and envelopes, and reception cards.  The invitations may even be addressed with your guests’ names in raised letters.

You can find these Quinceanera invitations at Etsy.com, a marketplace for artisans.  Since products on this site are usually made by the seller, there are lots of options for customization.  Check out the site for other ideas for your Quinceanera invitations.

Fancy Scroll Quinceanera Invitation

Quinceanera Invitations

Fancy Scroll Quinceanera Invitation

Large Scroll Quinceanera Invitation Scroll

“Bring the ancient practice of delivering messages in an elegant decorative scroll into a new age with this scroll invitation. Each large scroll (available in red or creme) is intricately designed, and your invitation is rolled up and tied inside. These invitations are ideal for a variety of different theme Quinceaneras, including Asian, royal, and princess themes. “


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