Monday, August 18

DIY invites!


Yeah, wedding invites are fun! I didn't have time to have them printed, so I made them myself, but I didn't want to spend too much so I got some invites and paper from SamFlax and lined their kinda looser envelopes with a Paris map theme, (since our venue is a French restaurant) to kinda beef them up.

The actual invites are a plain ivory card with a blind emobssed wreath on the top, the best ones I could find, I did only look in one store though, shame on me. I printed them, with our initials inside the wreath, sooo easy. I used Didot, not that you can tell in these photos, but I heart Didot...

And I had soo much fun with stamps, I am an ebay stamp expert now, every night after work I take out the stamps and get to work, I can't remember having so much fun! I even stamped and addressed my thank yous already, yikes.

Oh, the coolest thing so far, I bought an embosser with our initials, (for after we get married) and I used it to personalize some simple but classic Cranes cards, (thank you cards, don't you know) so they look really understated but cool now, plus, I can buy any stationary I want and personalize...I admit, quite a bit our our mail had been "personalized" I got that thing in the mail and started stamping away!

12 comments:

  1. LOVE the stamps! I think these look really great! I am off to go look at the Sneak Peak now. Congrats!!

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  2. These look GREAT! I love the liners and the invites look very professional and lovely. It was a great idea to get your own embosser so you can customize any stationery! This makes it so easy!

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  3. michelle harrodAugust 18, 2008

    I like the stamps...very clever. For our wedding invites (the print was in taupe) I spent FOREVER buying all the pens I could find that would perfectly match (for addressing) and that worked with the stamps as well. I think that was the most greuling decision...the right pen for the invitations!

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  4. they look absolutely brilliant and i adore your handwriting! :)

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  5. I really like the map lining, looks great! And the stamps too, maybe I should begin using several stamps instead of one just for fun.

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  6. It is all so beautiful - I love the envelope lining and I am SO not surprised that you hand addressed them yourself - the handwriting is gorge! Exciting! :)

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  7. So creative, and way cheaper I imagine. I love all the different stamps.

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  8. they are so creative - just lovely and so personal.

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  9. Cupcakes and CashmereAugust 20, 2008

    i'm all about making my own stationary and these all look GREAT!

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  10. the map on the inside of the envelope is the fabulous touch most forgotten to be included. love it.

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  11. ooh. i'm using some of the same vintage stamps for our invites! i LOVE the trees. and beautiful invites!

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