DIY Invitations Done & Out!

FINALLY!!! After all that mess woooohoooooooooo :)


Just thought I'd share the final product!


Label on top of invite Image and video hosting by TinyPic RSVP~ Can you read the decline??? haha Image and video hosting by TinyPic Direction Insert ~ Thanks to Alex!!!! (Abbattyref) Image and video hosting by TinyPic ..and walahh! Image and video hosting by TinyPic I used the SD Mars red paper for both envelopes to send I also embossed the scoll thing on side and RSVP stamp to match


Thank god these are done ahhh Im still kind of making theme here and there, getting ready for the declines, just have to go back to papersource to get a few more things...


- HMM :)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:09 pm
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HMM those are wonderful! Hey I am looking for a large stamp like that to emboss areas as well. I bought one from Joanns but it is not large enough. Where did you find your embossing powders as well as your stamps? Did you have a hard time with the powders? My paper is the same so it should turn out similar.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:12 pm
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ohhh and FI wanted me to prove to you all that he does help haha (He thinks I just talk crap on him all day here about him not ever doing anything haha)  So heres 'proof' he helps haha WAJ


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- HMM :)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm
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Got EVERYTHING at papersource!  Embossing was easy, just a little time consuming...


They have their stamps in two sizes.  I believe they have the real Damask pattern, but it has more intricate details and its hader to get the powder off sometimes.  I just flicked the paper hard if needed and kept a small paint brush to get any other pieces b/c what ever is left once its heated its stuck...


I only messed up a few.  I MADE myself send a few anyway- half our friends/ family woudln't even notice :)


- HMM :)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:17 pm
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I love the details.  Two questions...did you do a heat embosser thingy to get the beautiful shimmer? and...is that a Scriptina font?  I LOVE the outcome!  Your a great team:)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:19 pm
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OH WOOOOWWW HHM, those look amazing. You & FI did an great job. Can you teach me pls. hahaha I'll be coming to you for tips, I hope thats ok.


Great Job, your family/friends are going to love them.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:21 pm
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Yes, it was Scriptina and Copperplate!


I just got the red glitter embossing powder, so then you just need the appropriate clear ink (not colored) I was originally going to to black, but then changed my mind last minute- but then I would have needed black ink..  Make sense?


So all you do is stamp it, pour powder on, shake it off/ touch it up, and use the heat tool for a few seconds. Thats it!


As for printing everything~ ahhh the stressful part~ We got all teh PRE-cut paper BUT it wasn't running through the printer or just getting all messed up.  S we took EVERYTHING back and just printed on 8.5X11, thus- I needed to cut everything!  I did them over the weekend and got them out by Monday.  Just about a week behind my original plan- but o'well- there out now!


Just let me know when your ready and I'll help! I didn't think I could do it, so it feels good to have them done!


- HMM :)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:29 pm
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HMM they look great!!!  Would you say the time and effort to make them were worth the savings??  I'm debating whether I want to fully do my own or do a 1/2 DIY sort of thing.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:46 pm
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Well I was getting high quotes for pocket fold kind of invites ($300+) so yes, it was worth it to me.  I could have saved even more money by doing something WAY more simple.  We have 2 locations, plus the hotel so I thought this was beneficial to me.  Although in hind site, they are just invitations, so we shouldn't go over board, you know?  It was more the look I was going for & style.  I am happy the way they turned out, and if I can do it ANYONE cane do it :) haha


Also take into consideration how many you need, if you have a 200 person wedding it may take a little longer haha :)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 6:57 pm
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oh geez i have from 180-200 ppl.  hmm maybe i'll half do them?  i am so frickin lazy it's not even funny *hangs head in shame*


but seriously, your look awesome! did FI have the papercutter or did you go buy one?

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 7:03 pm
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really, really nice work. 


i'm going to have my FI on the paper cutter soon too :)

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 7:08 pm
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To quote my brother: "Wowwie!" They turned out amazing! I love that stamp and the glitter. You and your FI did a fantastic job. Uber-kudos.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 7:14 pm
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They look amazing! I love the shimmer from the embossing. I was standing in Michaels the other day, completely lost in the paper section thinking, how do these ladies do it? Thanks for sharing how you completed them!

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 7:24 pm
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I love them...and the color.  I am using the Scriptina font for our programs and things too. 

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 8:00 pm
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LOL I love the pics of him slaving away it totally cracked me up! Do you have a salt water tank?

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 1:42 am
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holymoly, holymolymatrimony!!!! those are fabulous! thank you for breaking it down. i'm nervous to start my own (i don't think i could do them). But you and kohler have inspired me to give it a whirl! soo nice!

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 1:55 am
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HMM - they look awesome.  We're thinking of going to Papersource for everything too.  We might use the same pocketfold too.  Thanks for sharing... It's motivation to really start thinking of our invitations.

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 2:20 am
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Well thanks I will look there. I have been buying my embossing powder at Joanns for the writing on my invitations, but the colored powders are not metallic like that. I love it. I will have to buy some BLUE powder at paper source now. Thanks.


 


Those are so pretty again!

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 4:07 am
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I need help deciding. I really looove yours but I wont use it if you want to preserve your design. I found this damask one, but I am not too interested in damask. I like it but I dont know. I am too indecisive.I need help deciding photo 54204-1

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Posted on July 10, 2008 at 4:29 am
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Congrats! Having done my invitations myself, I know it's such a labor of love. Yours look gorgeous!!

Posted on July 10, 2008 at 5:25 am
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