(Closed) Help with Dressing Up Invites

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Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

those are nice, i would definitely follow the instructions on the link you provided. if you want to give the text a nice look I would suggest mixing a serif font (the ones with the little wings like Times) with a script font for your names. 

keep it clean and simple and it will be a hit. and if you need more help feel free to email me at monkeylovespenguin at yahoo.com 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Hmm…I think they are very pretty just the way they are but if you had to dress them up, I would suggest three things (pick one):

 1. Add sparkle with tiny crystals from the craft store somehow with a contrasting color in your palette that pops like a pink or blue (like intersperce them within the brown scrollwork)

2. To contrast the scroll work on the side, use clean, fun or modern fonts

3. Add a small monogram or motif to the paper. This would look great on the back of the envelope. These links are just examples but there are tons out there on the internet: http://expressionery.com/line.aspx?lineid=29 http://expressionery.com/line.aspx?lineid=30   

Post # 5
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Helper bee

you could cut the edges down and then mount them on complementing card stock.

and/or add a complementary ribbon around the patterned section.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m having the same problem! I bought similar invitations from the same designer or collection at Target but I got the Peony design. When I opened the box and felt the paper and envelope, it was quite thin. So I thought I should add a liner to the envelope but I couldn’t find anything that would match it or my colors. I also want to dress it up but couldn’t figure out how to so it doesn’t look funny.  So I’m debating on returning it b/c I’m running out of time on putting it together. here’s what I got –

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Post # 7
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Newbee

I got the green and brown dandelion ones!  I thought the envelope was too thin also, so lined it with a homemade template traced from one of the envelopes onto nice brown paper from Michaels.  It helped a lot!  

Post # 8
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Newbee

I think ribbons always help dress up invitations.  You might want to play around with the size and texture of the ribbons so that it just enhances the invitations rather than detract from them. 

Another option is to add vellum paper to the outside of the invitation and attach it to the invitation at the top with a little ribbon.  For "oddz" – you could use a light gold color and maybe print your monogram on the vellum paper in a light, light, light brown.

 For ecochicbride – u couild try colors like gold, fuschia or brown to line your envelopes to add a "pop" of color to your invitations.  If you do add those colors to your envelopes, then I think you could enhance the invitations with ribbons too.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Hi Oddz I decided to keep my DIY invites from Target!  And here’s what I did to dres my invitations up. I bought stamps, ribbon, pink vellum and recycled stock card paper to put it all together.  I couldn’t find any fancy papers for the envelope liner so I created my own on Word and repeated the word "love" in pink.  maybe this will help you with dressing up the brown baroque invites.

BEFORE

AFTER

Here’s what I made with the stamps – I stamped the kissing birds and branch onto the leftover scraps of the envelope liner (love love love)

 The stamps were a mini kit I bought from Scrapbook Territory and the gros grain ribbon from Paper Source.

TA-DAH…

I added an insert for the directions on one side and the other side are the accommadtions w/ activities for the 4th of July (I tried to save as much paper and use recycled paper – from Kelly Paper Co.)

I’m almost done putting it together. I have a deadline approaching on mailing these out, wish me luck!  Also, to save on postage, I decided not to use the rsvp envelopes the kit came with and printed the return address on the rsvp on the back of the card. i thought adding the little decorative things made the invites more fancy than my initial idea.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

ecochicbride: Your pictures didn’t come through, I love seeing people’s creativity!!

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