- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
OMG Lady!!! I love these! How long did they take you to put together? We are date twins (down to the minute lol) & I feel bad I have pushed the invites back so long! Time to rush a bit eh!?!
I love these too! Is there a tutorial? Great job!!!!
These look beautiful 🙂 Great job!
OMG these are amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Good job!
thank you much ladies. the actual burlap sticking to the cardstock part kind of took me and my fiance a little longer than i expected. i would say about a month to do. after that was done the rest has been easy breasy. i had my soon to be hubby draw up the invitation based on ideas i had. he loves drawing and painting so it was easy for him. i hen took the drawing scanned it and typed i all the info. the lace and flowers, envelope and actual invitation are glued on using a hot glue gun. that made it easier and faster. once the burlapparrt is done like i said everything else is easy and fast. it took me 2 days to finish 50 invitations. if u need step by step instructions i would love to help u out in any way. im thinking of taking on some projects for some future brides to help them out and at an affordable price =0)
Woah! I really love your invites and theme!
Did you buy card stock that is already folded? How do you get card stock to fold properly?
And how did you get burlap to stick to the cardstock? I am trying to make my own silk folio, and I am looking for ways to stick it to the cardstock without ruining the look. Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance! and these are amazing invites!
Awesome!! I would like step by step lol!! So do the envelopes detach somehow? This is the first time I’ve even thought about invites as your’s caught my eye more than any other! WOW 🙂
I would also love a tutorial of the outer burlap packaging? WOW is all I can say!
thank u all very much ladies. i would love to give a step by step tutorial but not sure if it will b good enough but ill sure give it a try. i think i have pictures of the process. ill check my lap top and i i still have them i will post them up fr u ladies.
1. decide what size u want ur invitation.
2. i used cardstock from michaels. i tried getting it on sale since i got that big size sheet. i believe it was 50 sheets per pack so i cut it in half long ways and made two invitations out of one sheet and the burlap i got from home depot. its like 3 bucks in the garden dept.
3. like i said before, cut the cardstock to the size u want. i chose 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 so i cut it in half.
4. after all the cardstock is cut to the size u want, lay out the burlap and cut into a nie size that would over one side of the cardstock and leave about an inch and a half on the size so u can fold neatly. i used spray glue from michaels to stick the burlap and cradstok together and flattened it as much as possible to get it to stick to the burlap securely. once one side is covered in burlap wait a few minutes to dry then turn it around and spray the edges and fold neatly so u have a small area where the cardstock is exposed. FYI…burlap part can get pretty messy.
5. once all the burlap is part is complete and dry, u can go ahead and fold it in half and make sure the crease is pressed down firmly for a nice folded crease.
6. now its the easy part. u can go ahead and decorate what will be the front of ur ivitation with whatever it is u want. i chose lace ( 2 different kinds) and flowers (2 different kinds as well) and also ribbon on some. hot glue gun was used for this since it made it easier and faster too. dont worry so much about the inside of the invitation because it will be covered anyway with the envelope and actual info for the wedding.
7. once ur decoration is complete u can now glue the envelope. i used the hot glue gun for this as well. used a small amount around the edges and placed the envelope neatly on one side. now the cardstock that was exposed is covered. u can do whatever u like to the envelope to dress it up if u like. i chose stamps, one that says love and the other happily ever after.
8. the info part is another thing. i ha my fiance draw it for me. i gave him ideas and told him what i wanted it to look like and he came up with that drawing and i loved it. he scanned the drawing and put it on a memory card for me. i saved thatto my lapto and took the drawig and used that “paint” program to add type in the information. if u have a mac or other fancy programs im sure u can come up with something better. i chose the simple way lol….once that is done print the finished product. i printed a few at a time since the cardstock was getting stuck together. this cardstock pack i got from staples. its like 13 bucks for 250 sheets. once i printed a few i fed th same printed paper but turned it around so i can have two in one. after all were printed i cut them to fit the other side. glued it with the hot glue gun just lik the envelope and now the other side with cardstock that was exposed is covered as well.
i really hope this helped u ladies. im sorry if im not too clear on some things but if u have any questions please feel free to ask and ill do my best to answer. like i said, i will see if i have the pics and ill post them for u
oh and if anyone is interestedin their own design, my fiance draws and paints and is really good at it. he will b more than happy to design something for you at an affordable price.
Wonderful invitations! Im getting married in June 2012 at a vineyard in NC. What a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing!
FINALLY!!!!! THE INSIDE IS DONE. RECEPTION INFO IS INSIDE AS WELL.
Would you be interested in making these to sell? I need about a hundred and fifty of them?!