- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Finally getting around to sharing my invites, which were a labor of love (insanity?). I borrowed (ok, flat out stole!) the idea from Jingle96, whose awesome instructions can be found in the DIY Invites section, here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/category/invitations/page/6 !
The invite itself was letterpressed, in 2 colors by a local letterpress shop, with a custom art deco border and the same font style the New Yorker uses, which is special to us. The RSVP/dinner choice card was printed by the same shop, with the same type face and border.
The invite, RSVP card, and a chocolate brown return envelope (which of course I forgot to take a picture of) were tucked inside blue tissue paper (folded to fit) inside a recycled brown box, about the size of a DVD, and 1 inch deep.
I love this pic – the stack o’ invite boxes look a little art deco, no?
Then, I trimmed raffia to length, bundled them together, tied the bundles with thread to keep the feisty raffia together, hot glued a starfish to the raffia, then hot glued the starfish/raffia to the tissue paper. Actually, in all honestly, FH did a lot of the hot glueing – I would make the bundles, and pass them off to him, and he glued the starfish on. This was a perfect project to do while watching a Buffy tVS marathon!
Then, wrapped the box with blue ribbon and a card with the recipient’s names. The cards were made from brown scrapbook paper I got at Michaels, I printed the names lightly, then went over them with a gold scrapbooking pen, trimmed to business card size, and rounded the corners of each card.
Then the boxes were wrapped with that brown kraft mailing paper, applied address labels (printed those myself too), and stamps.
And here’s my cat, offering to help by stalking, pouncing on and attacking the roll of kraft mailing paper, ripping a good portion of it to shreds. (sigh) LOL