Post # 1
so i was a bad girl on friday and worked on my invite idea instead of doing homework…lol overall i am pretty pleased but i do need some opinions on some issues i cant decide on…..
here is a mini mockup i did…
so there is the general idea… 🙂 for the actual invites, I am thinking of using an olive green cardstock with pale yellow cardstock and chocolate brown font…..and i’m thinking of hopefully finding chocolate brown envelopes…the two yellow boxes next to the storybook graphics are going to have this as the wording, the left will be in english and the right will be in spanish…..the invites sent to guests who cant read english will have spanish inserts in the pocketfold….so i’ll have to make sure i dont screw that up when sending them out! haha…
i need a few opinions and have a few questions….
1) i wasnt sure if i should have one big yellow box with the left in english and right in spanish divided by a thin chocolate brown printed line, or if i should do it how i did the mock-up – with two seperate boxes…. thoughts??
2) how do i keep the invite closed? i feel like a seal of some sort might take away from the complete design….i’m not sure though…thoughts??
3) to save money, i was thinking of just designing everything and printing it on the yellow cardstock….and that way i won’t have to print anything on the olive green cardstock….does this make sense?? i suppose i would then have to put the date as an actual yellow box i paste on, and same with the storybook graphics….do you think it would be wierd or stick out too much?? maybe i can use thinner paper instead??
4) i’m not sure about the overall dimensions that i’m going to make these invites….should i try to find chocolate brown envelopes first? and then make the the invites big enough to fit?? or the other way around and hope to find the envelopes??
thanks for the help!! 🙂
Post # 3
Those look cute 🙂
q1) keep it uniform, if you are using boxes else where in the design (even in borders) I would stick with boxes for continuity. If you are going to use a dotted or ‘swirly’ border elsewhere, use a singly dotted line or a similar graphic [swirly] to divide.
2) what about a belly band? or a ‘slot’ [like on a cereal box?].
3) I don’t think the yellow will ‘stick out’ more than an accent on green. Lots of ladies here use spray adhesive, double sided tape/ sticky dot rollers with great success on heavier cardstock.
4)what’s your budget for postage? I would try and keep your overall folded size to fit a standard A7 envelope (regular medium approx 5″x7″ card size).
Post # 4
That’s so adorable. I love it. 🙂 I’d love to see the finish product when you’re there!
Post # 5
@missmouse29: thanks! 🙂 i think your right….boxes are more prominate in the design….i.e., the front wit our initials, the box with our date,etc…i think that makes me wanna look at the possibility of the storybook graphics as individual boxes as well…or would that be too much?? forgive my ignorance, but what is a “belly band”? as for the sticking out part….i’m just worried about how its going to be when its all folded up….i used printer paper for this mock up and when its folded, it feels pretty thick….so when its the actual size and on cardstock, i’m assuming its gonna be thicker?? and in the same regard that means more for postage right? honestly, i haven’t even made a budget for postage… (opps!)
@DesireeAnne: thanks!! 🙂
Post # 7
Adorable! I love the picture timeline, very cute 🙂
I agree with @missmouse29, a belly band would work to keep your invite closed. It’s something tied around the middle of an invite, and can range from simple ribbon wraps to bands of pretty patterned paper.
Post # 8
thickness will only make a difference in postage if it is ultra heavy (more than __grams, based on who you post with), or if it is thicker than is ‘standardly deliverable’ (think bulky packages that get left on your door step).
If you decide you don’t like the look of belly bands you could try using a glue dot behing the monogram to hold it closed. People are jusy going to open it anyway right?
Post # 9
UPDATE & New Question:
I wanna turn these into a seal and send invitation to save on buying envelopes……i’ve searched seal and send invitations online to get more ideas but they are usually just one piece of paper and not a pocketfold invitation….essentially, i want to have this same design but just instead of having our initials on the top flap, i’d just do a seal on the top flap so its all closed and then put the mailing address and postage on the back…..
anyone see any issues with this?? what do yous think??
Post # 10
i think it could work…but i’d make sure thats one hell of a seal! i’d be afraid the enclosure cards could wiggle out of there.