- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
After more than six months of work, designing to printing to cutting to gluing, and finally stuffing envelopes and writing out addresses, my DIY invitations are finally finished! They’re absolutely gorgeous. I cant get my email to load the pictures so i cant post them right now, but ill try to describe them.
the envelopes are pristinely white. The pocketfold is muted gray on the outside and shimmery pearly silver on the inside. The pocket is silver. On the left side of the inside, there is a red mat, a black mat, then the printed invitation which has really bold rich colors that draw the eye to the middle, with crisp white text. On the right side is the pocket, which holds a detail card with RSVP info and other details, printed on white paper with a red border, and glued to a piece of slightly larger black cardstock. Also in the pocket are three maps to the location, printed on heavy duty white cardstock with red borders. The pocketfold is held shut with a small piece of silver cardstock, that measures about 3″ long and 1″ tall, folded in half around the open edge. The back side is glued on, the front side is held down with a monogram W sticker. They are placed in the envelope with the front facing the back flap, so that when they open it, they’ll see the monogram first.
I used an adhesive dot runner to glue the mats together and to glue the mats to the pocketfold, and to glue the invitation down. I used Aleene’s clear gel glue to glue the pockets in place, and to glue the clasp on. They are beautiful, just as wonderful as i had imagined. So glad theyre finished! Now i just have to put stamps on and wait until May to mail them off!