- Mrs. Duckling
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I thought I would show you some great things you can use forinvitation DIY. I know that for many people it’s difficult because youdon’t have access to designing your own graphics for invitations, can’tafford custom invites (like me), or are just short on time. Here aresome letterpress invitation sets from Target that are so beautiful andchic.
Jean M. Tea-Length Invitations (Check out the other color combos too)
Now, you may be like me and want to add that extra personal touch toeverything, so that it is really “yours” and has the extra “wow”element. Have you ever seen Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemadeon the Food Network? She takes already prepared things and adds thoseextra ingredients to take a plain ready-made dish to something reallydelicious without too much cooking and chaos on your part. Here are afew ideas to do some semi-DIY invitations. You can take these simpleinvitation kits to another level.
You can add embellishments like simple belly bands by using somedecorative matching paper cut in strips to wrap around the invitation.Use a square punch out with your monogram or date to attach to thecenter of the belly band strip.
Order cheap monogram stickers to put on that belly band or add them to the outer envelope.
Even a simple bow attached to the top of the invitation could be an extra personal touch.
Another great detail would be investing in a $10 corner rounder to give the invitations a more polished and custom look.
If you want to use different envelopes you can back the invitationsin another color paper to pull together your colors. For example, theblack filigree invitation would look great against some green paper tocreate that chic and modern color scheme of white and black damask withgreen details.
Take one of the more basic invitations (like the Jean M. Piperdesigns above) and use a rubber stamp with some metallic ink to stampout a floral design or flourish. You could even get really fancy andemboss some images!
Look at these fun stamp images from Stampin’ Up!
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