Post # 1
My wedding is Aug 2013 in Puerto Rico, my homeland. Ironically, my FH was the one who chose the location. I was fine doing near our house. This my 1st test at doing the invitations. I looked at some many websites and my color combinations was nowhere to be found in a scheme I liked so I opted for a DIY.
I’d like to thank all the ladies who posted pictures of their DIY invitaitons. It really helped get my creative juices following as this is my 1st card making project. I’m an avid scrapbooker so i had many tools just no plan.
I’d appreicate some feedback or ideas.Thanks!
Post # 3
I like them! Is there a way to tac down the yellow ribbons so they are completely straight all the way around the exterior of the invite?
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@miss narwhal: +1. Otherwise they look awesome!
Post # 5
Nice job! I am not a big fan of orange and green but I think these work together, so that is saying a lot.
Here are my suggestions:
– Ditch the yellow ribbon. You’re going to make yourself crazy with those 3 ribbons, trying to get them straight and closed and everything. Doing it on one invitation is no big deal – doing it on a bunch is a PITA.
– Maybe swap the back layer of the monogram (currently orange) to the yellow, if you want to bring that yellow in. I think it looks fine though with the bolder orange.
– I really like the lace punch edge… and that may be another piece that makes you crazy. How many invitations do you have to do? I think you could certainly have this look great with a straight edge if making those punched edges get to be too much. But if you have enough patience to do them – they do add a nice touch.
– The white monogram doesn’t look cut straight. That is going to be very noticeable and lower the “quality” look of your invites. If you don’t own a paper trimmer, I’d suggest purchasing one – watch for a 50% off coupon! That paper trimmer will make a huge difference.
– I can’t tell anything about this from the photos, but be sure you are using a good glue/tape that will not fall apart in the mail or when people open it. That’s another “quality” point that can undo all your hard work.