Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Invitations Are Done!

Or at least the super final final sample is done. Now I just need to get my friends together assemble 65 of them! I know it sounds like a lot, but since I've actually already cut all the pieces all we have to is gluing. The invitation part is printed on pearlescent paper, so it has a little shine to it. I cut the cardstock for the inserts myself and printed the inserts on an inkjet printer. The folder and pink mat for the invitation came from Cards & Pockets.


I found the ribbon for the outside of the invites at Costco. They have a great selection of spring colors right now, and you can gat a 5o yard roll for only $6.99 at my local costco, that's a bargain. The hardest part for me to figure out was the embellishment for the front. Everything pre-made was so expensive, so I ended up buying three diffent shape-punches. A huge daisy, a smaller daisy, and a small mickey head. I used two large daisies and one small one and held the whole thing together with glue dots, and then used one large glue dot to attach the flower to the ribbon. The ribbon is held on using double-sided scrapbooking tape.


I made the inserts myself in illustrator, printed them up, and cut them. This is my favorite one of all.


I think people will be excited to get these in the mail, I know I would!

8 comments:

Journal of a ____ said...

I love your invites! They are beautiful and so gorgeously colorful. Congrats for creating such a memorable piece of artwork.

Have a wonderful wedding at The Magic Kingdom. I love Disneyland. I'll be visiting both parks in a couple of weeks!

Desaray said...

Those are awesome! first of all, I've never seen anything like them before and second they look great! well done!

thatdisneygirl said...

the embellishment is incredible! I love them!!!!! I want to go back in time and have you do mine...

Brenda said...

I love the invites. They are beautiful. I am the wife of Journal (above.) We did our own invites too. Have a great wedding.

Luis said...

Thanks everyone for all the encouraging words. I am very excited, and I loved the idea of sending out invitations we made ourselves.

Audra said...

oh my goodness! I just found your blog from the disboards and I am in LOVE with your invites!!!!

Luis said...

Thanks Audra! WE just completely and totally finished them this weekend, all I have to do is nag my hubby to be to get me the final address list and we can mail them this weekend. Not even married yet and I'm already having to nag him to get things done!

Adam said...

Those are SOOO amazing. I love the Alice pic on the RSVP card.

So jealous about a disneyland wedding...