(Closed) Show me your DIY invitations!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Any excuse to post my invites!  Whole thing designed by me except the logo on the wax seal.  These are so labors of love.  I understand how you felt about your Save-The-Date Cards cause my Save-The-Date Cards, invites & thank yous were all handmade pains in the arse.  But I wouldn’t change a thing!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@reynaweddingbee:  We used a Cricut.  My advice on that is do as much in advance as possible!  I made the final decision to use that design a week before invites were scheduled to be sent out.  That means 72+ hours using the Cricut!  DH told me he spent more time with the Cricut by himself than he would like to in his lifetime!  haha.

This picture doesn’t show it but we lined the envelopes as well. Here is the original proto-type with the smaller overlay.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in the progress of making our invitations, we’ve decided that I’ll paint them – so I’m currently working on the design. Posted this first draft earlier:

I’m now working on a floral frame with a feel of art nouveau while my Fiance is putting together a light box so that I can easily reproduce the finished version. I KNOW it’s a lot of work for something people will just toss, but it’s a fun project to have together!

@baletrina: And I love the work with the cricut – think I’ll have to ask my Fiance for one for my birthday! Did you use it when you lined the envelopes as well?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wow!! beautiful

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@eocenia:  Thank you!  I inspired my BFF to buy one for her wedding. πŸ™‚  The envelope liners I cut out by hand with my paper cutter and a round punch.  Very easy.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@baletrina: Hm… well, I’m Swedish and we celebrate names days – I’ve one coming up in the end of February, perhaps I should ask my Fiance to get me one for that! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have pics with the inserts in the envelope but here they are without

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@RockStar33:  Love how your personality shines through in the wording of your invite! So fun! And they look great too. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The save-the-date from the same free invitation suite

My  invites are from the free templates @ weddingchicks.com. I printed them on stardream paper and used stardream pocketfolds from cards & pockets

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@SilkieChicken:  thanks, we were going for casual.   Neither of us are formal kinda people and same with our families.    Everyone loved the invites thank god because it took a lot of time lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@RockStar33:  Oh. My. God. Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor – those are sooooooooo amazing!!!

Edit: I can’t see seams – so I am confused on the construction of the burlap outside part…have you posted a DIY for this? Would you? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?!?!?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@suburbian:  thanks!!!  πŸ™‚

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