Post # 1
After a full month of work, I just put 75 invitations out the door! YAY! The Invitation suite consisted of 1 White 5″x7″ Outer Envelope, 1 Navy Blue 5″x7″ pocketfold, Invitation, RSVP Card (Mad lib on the front, RSVP info inside, and a place to draw or write comments inside), RSVP navy blue envelope, Reception Card (with Directions from church to reception hall on the back), and Directions Card (with invite to Next Day Brunch on the back).
The fonts I used were: Invite- Burgues Script (our names) and JaneAusten (everything else); Big Red RSVP/Directions/Reception headers on inserts- Budmo Jiggler; All other writings on inserts- Palatino Linotype. My Fiance hand wrote the addresses on the RSVP envelopes and the Invite envelopes. I made the red/white stripped liner paper and everything else but the paper everything was printed on. I also used an embosser I bought off of Amazon.com for every envelope flap (invite and RSVP), a corner rounder bought at Target (all the rounded corners), a Bubbles punch bought at Michael’s (seen on the pocketfold flap and invitation), and an anchor stamp I had custom made on etsy.com (used anywhere you see a black anchor basically!). Both the Invitation AND the RSVP envelopes were lined in the red and white stripped paper and each envelope has a jaunty anchor somewhere on the liner where it can be seen when its opened.
I wish I didn’t have to blur stuff, but What do you think of them?
Here is Everything laid out so you can see the front and the back of each piece:
Here is the full invitation suit in the pocketfold:
Here are close-ups of the RSVP front and Inside:
The Invitation Envelope back flap and the RSVP envelope back flap:
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
OHMIGOD, I can’t believe you MADE these, they’re amazing!!!!!
Post # 6
These are beyond great! You should be very proud!
Post # 7
Holy crap. I hope mine turn out that awesome!
Post # 8
oh.my.gosh. They are awesome! I seriously love everything about them!! The RSVP cards are so cute and I love the hole punchy design on the pocketfold flap.
You should be seriously proud!
Post # 9
These are wonderful. I love love love the wedding advice card that you made and the circle pattern punch out really adds a nice touch! You should be so proud of yourself!!
Post # 10
I love them! Gorgeous. If I got those in the post, I would be extremely excited for the wedding in question.
Post # 11
@trailmix: i can’t believe I made them either! (Except, I’m exhausted enough from it that I ought to!) 🙂
@zippylef: I am sure your invites will be just as awesome! 🙂
@MissNewYork: The bubbles hole punch on the pocketfolds took a whole evening of me working alone to do! I’m pretty proud they turned out so well!
@ktisthatbees: It took me a while to figure out how to do the advice mad lib in OpenOffice (which is the program I used for everything), but once I figured it out, it was super quick!
Thanks for the kind words so far everyone!
Post # 13
I love it all! Are you going to carry that design/fonts any where else throughout the wedding?
Post # 14
love them, i think they are so cute!!
Post # 15
Wow, you did 75 of these?!? I was fried just doing 30 … and mine weren’t nearly as complex as yours.
I bow to you, DIY Queen!
Post # 16
Holy cow! That’s a lot of work that went into those!!! Great job! They look fantastic!