(Closed) DIY Invites…How to add pizazz?? HELP!!!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What should I add to the invites?
    Use a corner punch on the main invite (with the pink showing through) : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Use the pattern paper as the invitation mat, not the solid pink : (5 votes)
    38 %
    Add an embossed design somewhere (please provide suggestions) : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Other- see the awesome ideas other bees come up with : (3 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    341 posts
    Helper bee

    It needs a graphic or embellishment of some sort I think. Can you emboss them somehow? I bought a Sixx embosser thing for my DIY invites, you can buy different plates for them and basically you sandwich the paper between the plates then roll it thru the machine and it creates an embossed pattern on the paper. I think that would help, or maybe if you could heat emboss something like a border or corner design that matches your envelope liners that would help. Check out the DIY section, there’s tons of good stuff in there

    Post # 5
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Could you maybe get a simlar paisley graphic on the actual invite page? 

    Post # 6
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @acebride: Where did you get your sealing wax?! It’s exactly the color we’re looking for!!

    Post # 7
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you want to add more color, you could add pink backings to your reception and accomodations cards.  Also, you could make the patterned belly band a little bit wider so it stands out.  I’d probably use the wax seal on the outer envelope, and make a pink and white/cream double layered cardstock square mongram to put on top of the belly band instead.

    ETA: I’d probably make the font a dark grey instead of black, and maybe play around with your names in a pale pink font for contrast.

    Post # 11
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you’re printing the invites yourself, I’d add a watermark in the background. Perhaps the same paisley on your invites printed in a soft gray.

    Post # 13
    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it would definitely make a big difference if you used a pink folder instead of a white one. The white just seems to plain to me.  I agree that a damask background would look lovely.

    Post # 14
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

    have you considered a getting a rubber stamp in an elegant design? you could even get a matching corner design as well, and use whichever colour ink you think matches (pink or silver, for example).

    Post # 16
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree that changing the white card to somehing darker..  (a lighter grey maybe?) would help a lot!  If you can find some sort of a stamp or monogram for the folder flap I would do that to fill in some space in that area. 

    A corner punch is amazing and will do you wonders!

     Also for the RSVP cards and such is that the font you plan on using?  I would try to find something closer to the actual invite card.   (or keep the font consistant though out) 

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