Sep 06, 2008
We bought these white pillow boxes at Target and embossed it with the same stamps as our invitations. We're adding our DIY favor tags (with name & date on one side and "thank you" on the other) with a ribbon on it. Inside, we'll include cookies.
We bought the box at Ross and the fancy paper and glue at Paper Source. The cords for the handles were purchased at Joann Fabrics. My FI did a great job on this! Only thing we have to do is a cut a card-size hole at the top.
This was a fun project for us. I didn't think we can do it as I'm not a creative person, but we succeeded! FI and I saw a similar layout sample at Paper Source and was inspired by their workshop they had. We really liked the classy and modern look so we decided to use our colors, red and brown. It worked out for both of us as we shared the work. Since I'm not very good with hands-on projects, I successfully created the templates for both invitation and RSVP (after many trial and errors) and printed these out. Then, FI did all the cutting and assembling of the invitations as well as the stamping.
We purchased the paper, envelopes, flower stamp, and double-sided tape from Paper Source. We used the #10 flat cards in chocolate brown and cut the 8.5 x 11" Stardream Mars Red text paper to apply on top. For the invitation text, we used the Luxe Cream 210g text paper, while we used the thinner Luxe Cream 160g text paper for the RSVP cards. We used our inkjet printer and it printed out wonderfully. The stamp ink in red and gold were purchased at Michael's.
We ended up printing the addresses directly on the envelopes while we purchased clear address labels for our return address to apply on the envelope tab.
The hardest part was the map. Luckily, PW member, abattyref offered to help us out by putting it together. We sent her the map and driving directions and she perfected it. She even incorporated our colors. We had the map on the front with driving directions on the back. It was printed on a laser printer which looked way better. These were created as 4x6". Thanks, abattyref!