- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Because of our small budget, I’ve been DIYing things left and right, including our invitations. I’ll put pictures first and then describe the steps afterwards.
1) First I made 40 invitations. I had seen in this book some simple ways to make invitations, including printing words on one side and embossing the other side. I thought it looked fairly simple so I decided to replicate it.
I ordered a Sizzix Texure Boutique (but I recommend that if you are doing flat cards like I did, you get an embosser that can fit cards 5.5″ across, like the Sizzix Big Shot or that other popular embosser. I also ordered the Cuttlebug A2 Bird Call embossing folder.
Then I ordered this DIY Invitation Kit which came with 100 cards and envelopes about 5.5×8.x” large. However, when they came in the mail, I realized that the cards AND the embossing folder didn’t fit in the Texture Boutique, so I had to cut both down to size. At that point I purchased a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, which I used on multiple wedding projects including the pocketfolds for the invitations and the grow-your-own-herb favors (see post here), and a Fiskars Paper Cutter. The paper cutter was super valuable because you get crip lines every time and it has a pop-out ruler up to 12″.
After cutting down the cards and the embossing folder (with a pair of scissors), I created the wording I wanted on Apple’s Pages, printed the cards out, and rolled them all through the embosser.
As a final touch, I punched all four corners of the invitations with Martha Stewart’s Laurel Leaf Punch Around the Page corner punch.
2) I created 40 madlib thank you cards which had the same embossing as the invitations and were punched in the corners as well. The reason they are madlib thank yous is because I created madlib cards for guests to fill out for the guestbook (see the bottom of my favors post).
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