I made my own wedding invitations.
Yes, that's right, 60 some odd handmade invites. I had the printed parts done at a print house for a great price. The green cover was made from art paper and cut out carefully using exacto knives and a template I made. I had a friend come over to help me one day. She now exclaims to everyone that although she thought the invites were exquisite, she would never make her own. I also know that if she ever did change her mind, I would be the first person she called to help. Ah, reciprocity.
Suffice to say, I could have used a kit and it would have cost less. But I had this design in my head and didn't see anything else I liked nearly as much that I could afford. These invites are alot like my wedding- elegant, dramatic and creative.
I used a paper punch on the flap of the envelope. The green of the invite shows through. On the front, I hand wrote the addresses with a calligraphy pen.
The front cover and what you see when you open it...
The package: A black piece of paper was glued to the inside cover. Two holes were punched through the invite and the cover and tied with organza ribbon.
The right side is actually one side cut at an angle with funky scissors and then glued along the bottom to create a pocket. The RSVP and envelope are tucked in the pocket along with a strip with our wedding website printed on it.
Our RSVP card.
Despite the work involved, I'm very proud of my creation and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Now hop over to Mel's and check out what sparks of creativity are flying in the classroom...