- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
I finished these invites a few weeks early (probably will send out mid-June), and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, especially given my limited experience with designing, gocco, etc… I’d love to hear what you all think of the end result! Please forgive my blurry/poorly lit pictures…
Bird / border motif is gocco’d in green and orange on square kraft envelopes. Guest addresses are then printed on my Canon Pixma inkjet printer.
The return address is embossed on kraft labels using a custom rubber stamp and bronze embossing powder:
Close-up of embossed return address label:
The envelopes are lined with various printed cardstock, cut with my cricut:
The invitation “package” is a kraft CD holder, tied with twine. Each “package” also has a tag with the guest’s name (cut with my Cricut):
The cover of the CD is gocco’d with a quote that is appropriate to our relationship, as our meeting required a number of improbable events to actually occur:
When the CD case is opened up, the invitation details as well as a pocket for the enclosures are revealed. Each of these panels is also gocco’d:
Close-up of interior panels:
Inside the CD pocket is the RSVP postcard, a wedding map that I designed, a menu card, and a card referring guests to our website for additional information.
RSVP postcard front (gocco’d):
RSVP postcard back (gocco’d):
Wedding map (designed in illustrator and printed on Canon Pixma):
Menu card to let people know we will be having a lobster bake and give them an option to let us know if they need an alternate selection (printed on Canon Pixma):
Information card referring guests to our website for additional information (printed on Canon Pixma):
Whew! That’s it! These were a *ton* of work, but the plus side is that I had full control over the design and also was able to use the gocco on other projects (menu cards, karaoke book covers, placecard borders, and program covers are complete–I’ll also use it for favors, candy buffet sacks, napkins, and probably a few more things).