- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I tend to be a little, well…intense. I’m also a procrastinator. But once I actually get excited about a project, I can’t stop. So, without further adieu, please see my mostly DIY Handkerchief/Passport/Vintage/Modern invitations below, from start to finish. These are for our wedding in Tuscany – and I’m hoping I got the proper vibe across. A lot of work – but probably the most fun I’ve had in ages. I love them – I hope you do too!
Handkerchiefs – bought while i was in india for $10.00 (90 handkerchiefs)
All printing: Free through vistaprint, except for passports.
Passports: $17 for $70 groupon deal. So $17.
Paper for passport cover: 11.00
Paper for addresses: 11.00
gold ink: 10.00
lace cutter: 6.00 on sale!
Total: $126.00 for 50 invitations…and I have enough supplies left for about 40 more!
I’ll include an explanation of each step below.
LABELS: I don’t know what else to call these designed in photoshop, and printed through vistaprint. Then I cut them out, hole punched them, and drew a gold border with gold pen.
LUGGAGE TAG FRONT AND BACK (printed on the same sheet of cardstock as the labels, through vistaprint):
RSVP CARDS: Printed on white cardstock through vistaprint. Then I painted white cardstock gold and glued the one card to the other (sorry for the bad picture).
PRINTING THE HANDKERCHIEFS
Took a few tries. But basically designed in photoshop, printed on print transfer paper and ironed away!
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Wrapped them around blank card stock, Tied with string or yarn – label and bird charm added.
ASSEMBLY: I used double sided tape to attach the handkerchief to the invitation fold (NOT DIY). I cut a doily and glue sticked that to one side to get that vintage feel.
I then added our luggage tags (in plastic tag holder) Map/info card, and passport (also DIY) with itinerary, info on traveling to italy, itinerary sectoin, etc. I purchased the stamp for Passport on etsy.com and stamped blue card stock with non-rub off gold ink.
MAILING LABELS: I created a mailing label for each and assigned it to each invite. I used marthat stewart’s templat for mailing labels and then used a martha stewart paper cutter to create the lace design on the end.
ENVELOPE INSERTS: I created envelope inserts from some paper I had lying around (all different flower prints). I then took regular white printing paper, cut it into strips and used the martha stewart lace cutter to make the paper look like lace. I closed the envelope, wrapped the “lace” around it, placed a blue dot sticker on the seam and hot glued a flower to the sticker. The flowers were found at a yard sale years ago – I just happened to still have them!
SENDING THEM OUT!
[photos removed at request of OP]