Post # 1
I have a 40% off coupon for Michael’s and I’m feeling crafty this weekend!
I’m thinking of buying this set, http://images.michaels.com/online/images/product/large/wd0356.jpg which makes my invitations SUPER cheap!. I was thinking of taking them and jazzing them up and making them more personal. I’d love any ideas from the fellow bees!!
Two things I know I will be doing is swapping out the envelope and the ribbon and putting a picture of us on the right inside flap.
Post # 3
If you want to add color they sell these little dabbers that you can use with an ink pad to “sponge” color on….I’m doing it on the edge of my invitations with a lace punch, it’s really pretty!
Post # 4
I have very similar invitations from Michael’s in brown and ivory: http://images.michaels.com/online/images/product/large/wd0216.jpg. I also wanted to add more color, so I added a sage green backing to the actual invite, and it actually makes a huge difference! I also thought about swapping out the ribbon, but I decided to keep the brown ribbon. I think a different color ribbon would look really nice for the ivory though, in addition to backing the invite with colored paper. You can also play around with the color of the text. We’ll be using brown text but our names will be in sage font, which really makes the invite pop and ties in nicely with the green backing. The nice thing about these invites is that they’re not completely DIY, but you still have a lot of options and things you can add to customize them.
You definitely can’t beat the price on those invitations, especially with a 40% coupon! I think I paid around $60 for mine, which is a great price, and I still have plenty left over to practice on 🙂