Our wedding invitations. At the time, I liked them. I saw something similar back in 2003, and I decided I could make them. I wasn't really very crafty back then, like at all. But I've always had a pet peeve for homemade things looking...homemade. I think I did a decent job of it, really. A year or so ago I pulled out a wedding box full of invitations extras - And I wasn't really impressed.
I wish I'd been as crafty then, as I am now.
Original invitation pics:
|All the enclosures|
|The invitation to the reception|
|Inside of reception invite|
|Extra bbq party invitation for all out of town guests|
|Hotel info, and church locations|
|Front of hotel info sheet|
|Back of hotel info sheet|
|Belly band, holding all the enclosures together|
|missing the bows, but showing the details, I embossed this|
|I made - thousands of these little itty bitty bows. Using hot glue. And I had extremely long nails back in those days. It took me forever, and I totally scalded my fingers|
|Surgery time! I opted for sticky strip instead of hot glue this time;-)|
Adding some colour on colour texture with Versamark and Glassy Glaze enamel
|I added the same heat embossed texture to the reply card|
|removing the bow, I added colour and pearls to the reception invitation|
|The 3 main elements of the invitation|
|The "extra" elements - the hotel information, the bbq invite and the reply envelope|
|Response card and envelope|
|New belly band, vellum, with heat embossed texture added|
|enclosures, ready to go!|
|Ready to go in the envelope!|
Overall, I am happy with my original invitations, and who knows if I'd choose that again - I'd certainly not NOT choose it, so I think that is saying something:-) With the few tweaks I made, improving the originals, but not really changing them much...I just think they are a little more "me" now.