(Closed) Share your DIY invitation design…

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just sent mine out this week (early because I wanted them out :P) There were definitely invitations on Weddingbee that inspired me…particularly my map!

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3341680970_5df3b6b755.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3379/3341680830_1cb78c0135.jpg?v=0

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I made all 100 of our pocket fold cards with 3 inserts and printed our envelopes to match.  This was before I knew about and got a Gocco so I actually hand-stamped all the cards………………….it was very VERY tiring but worth it. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Here are mine! I didn’t know about Gocco, either! I bought my envelopes, champagne cardstock, matching papers (for the programs and whatnot), and pearlescent vellum (which i LOOOVE) from Papers and More online, the ribbons from Michaels, and I was able to print 2 invitations on each 8.5"x11" paper, then take them to Office Depot to have printed AND cut for about $15. Then I made my bridesmaids dinner and margaritas and put them to work assembling them, which took about an hour with 6 of us. =] I also hand-stamped "you’re invited" on the back with pearly orchid colored ink, which I bought for a couple bucks at Michaels. THEN, because i’m addicted to DIY, I created our own address labels, which say "FI and I" and I shrunk an engagement pic onto it, an bought round labels from Office Depot and printed our monogram onto them and used them to seal the envelopes.

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Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sorry about all the weird little symbols in there….I’m still not sure what triggers them

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I like to scrapbook so I tried to make my invititations like little scrapbooks instead of just single sheets or pocketfolds, etc. I embossed the covers by hand since I didn’t know cuttlebug made embossing plates you can use to run the paper through a machine. Let’s just say I had blisters on my hand for a few weeks 🙂 But it was still a fun process for me. What made it tough was I only had about a month to make 55ish invites (which is a lot when you’re embossing by hand!). You can view photos on my blog:
My DIY Wedding Invites!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You ladies are so inspiring!  My DIY attempts always result in sad little lumps of kiddie art. 

Post # 9
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Newbee

Box inspiration for you – candies and box souvenir all in one. Invitation on the left and candies on the right. Got this photo from http://www.CraftMasterInvitations.com

What’s great about this box is the invitation and candies are separated so you won’t worry the candies might ruin your invite. Plus, you will need fewer candies than filling the entire box with them. 

Hope this helps. Happy DIY-ing.

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Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ooo I’ve been really liking the boxed invitations….makes them look so elegant and professional all wrapped up in a box and nice bow.  But I’ve yet to see where I can buy those boxes for DIY….anyone know?? 

Post # 11
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48 posts
Newbee

hi go2bee, try to ask CraftMaster. Maybe they have DIY boxes for you.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I actually took on my invitations all by myself. No assembly line, nothing! It took A LONG TIME… especially because after I designed them, I discovered heat embossing and decided I had to have it. So I had to learn it and buy all the supplies. I made a 5×7 pocketfold with 3 inserts… Printed it all at Kinkos (which was a journey, let me tell you!) and printed my envelopes on my home printer.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The talent really amazes me…I wish I had the talent and patience to do what you all do!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wow, girls! You are so talented! I asked for a Gocco for my birthday next week, so I hope I can join the ranks of the DIY Queens!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I used my trusty gocco for my invites.Made the pocket folds from brown cardstock. The designs on the invitation and pocketfold cards are from an old Chinese paper cutting book, I took pics of the designs, photoshopped them into black and white to print them on the gocco. The flowers on the invitation are small paper flowers glued on. The front of the pocket fold is a "belly band" but actually is just a band glued  (using xyron) around the pocket fold that is cherry blossom vellum from paper source with a doublehappiness stamp (which by the way I’m selling if anyone’s interesetd!)

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

whoops the belly band pic didn’t show up

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