(Closed) How to Jazz Up Invites

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

A “belly band” of paper or ribbon would dress it up a bit. even if there are not too many pieces to hold togeter. I also like cormer punching to add fancy-ness. We didn’t want to spend the time or money on envelope liners so we stamped the inside of the envelopes to add some jazzyness. (is that a word?)

 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Do you have a pic of the invites? You could do some scrapbook paper in the envelope to make an envelope liner or a ribbon or twine around it. What about some backing made out of cardstock? You could also get a pretty paper punch (Martha Stewart makes some really nice ones) and add some accents around the invite.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve seen envelope liners made out of doilies that are really pretty. Don’t know if that’s your style, but it would be an easy way to add some pizazz.  A belly band is a good idea, but if you don’t have extra pieces it doesn’t really serve a purpose.

 

I also like the idea of adding a cardstock backing.

 

You could also add a nice quote printed on pretty paper, or an engagement photo of the two of you. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, but I would  Make the cardstock slightly bigger than the invite in order to Jas a thin border around the outside of the invitation. 

ETA: I would use a spray adhesive (3M makes one) to adhere it, as other methods can get messy and make your paper wavy.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@TiffanyMM:  the cardstock backing would be nice (and easy).  they are just cut slightly larger than the invite so that it shows a border around your original invite.  however, if you go that route, will the invite still fit into your envelopes?  they will make your invites 1/4″-1″ bigger depending on the border size.

another option would be to wrap your invite in co-ordinating paper (think scrapbooking papers) just overlapping slightly in the front.  then you can tie a ribbon or something around the whole thing.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mypinkshoes:  Is that tree one your invite? It’s great! I’ve already designed mine but would still love to see more pics of that!

Also, when you add the card stock backing how do you glue the invite on so that it’s straight and the border is even all around?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I bought DIY kits from Michaels, and then made my own Panel Pockets or you can buy for like .57/each, Direction Cards, Accomodation Cards, I think the splash of color really helped liven them up! 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@seatxbee:  sorry i didn’t reply sooner.  these pics are not of my invites.  they are just sample pics for the OP for ideas.  but to answer your question about sticking them on the cardstock, i stuck mine on a jacket (see my post in diy) and i just eyeballed it.  i started in the top left corner making sure it was even, then slowly lowered it down.  not one mess up.  i used double sided tape.

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