One big reason to DIY your way through your wedding is to save money, and one BIG place you can save money this way is by making your own Save the Dates and invitations. As we’re planning a tiny destination wedding near the beach, we knew we could pull out all of the stops and make our Save the Date invitations something really special. So, we headed to Etsy to find a good design, bought some awesome card stock in our wedding colors and went to work on the Cricut.

The result was a GORGEOUS tropical tri-fold invitation folder with palm tree and a pocket—all made for pennies compared to what we would have spent otherwise. While we used these for our Save the Dates, you can easily use something like this for your actual DIY wedding invitations as well! Full tutorial, along with all materials we used, are below!

See how we made these awesome tropical invitation folders on our Cricut!

🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Palm Tree Folder Design File:

Cricut Maker (newer version):

Cricut Scoring Wheel:

12×24″ Mat:

Card Stock (Teal and Navy):




Bone Scoring Tool:

Sublimation Magnet:


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