Post # 1
I have had most of my invitations done for a few weeks now, but I just finished up the last few last night and wanted to post them here. They are completely DIY from the design process to the assembly line. I printed them all on my HP all-in-one printer. The swirl was designed by Etsy seller DragonsTailDesigns. The fonts are Feel Script and Copperplate Gothic Light. All paper was purchased from PaperAndMore.com (80# epic black linen cardstock and 80# Sand cardstock). The belly band is red vellum, and the gold wax seals are faux glue gun wax. The red wax seals are real wax that I used when I ran out of the fake ones (tip: always order on the high side!) The envelopes and return address were handwritten with a fine-point Sharpie. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I had a blast making these and can’t wait to see what my guests think!
The main invitation w/ belly band and faux wax seal:
The inserts (on the back side):
Red real wax seal:
Post # 3
These look beautiful! I love anything with wax seals, mine are having that too!
And the President as a guest…how very perferct. 😉
Post # 4
Pilotsgirl: If you’re planning to use the glue gun seals, order at least 2 extra sticks. They say they make 12-15 seals per stick, so I guessed I needed 9 sticks (to make 108 seals). Well I only ended up with 89 seals because the ones at the beginning and end mixed with glue too much to be useful. It takes a lot of practice but the glue gun seals are a LOT easier than real wax seals. I almost lit my invitations on fire 3 times using the real wax seals (and I only needed to make 6 of them!). Miss Sewing’s tutorial is really useful too!
Post # 5
Those look great! Love your colors.
Post # 6
these look really amazing…awesome job!
Post # 7
These look beautiful! Congrats on finishing them!
Post # 8
Great job! These are excellent.
Post # 9
They look great! Since you said we can ask any question, can I ask how much you spent between the paper, design work, envelopes, ink, wax, etc.?
Post # 10
@curlyncurvy: No problem at all! I spent $117.50 on 95 invitations, not including postage. The paper and envelopes was most of that, 1 ink cartridge (thought it would be more than that!), the vellum was free from my dad, the wax seal & wax sticks were around $35, and the rubber cement was around $10 for 3 bottles. The swirly design that I had made was $7. Postage was 44 cents for the RSVP and 61 cents for the main envelope. I did not do inner envelopes.