Wedding Invitations!

A few weeks back, a co-worker came across my blog. Well, really, she had emailed my home address about something completely non-work related. My response included my normal signature, which includes my blog address. She was curious, so she went to go look.

She's getting married in November and has had so many troubles with planning her wedding. She found the perfect venue, but it ended up closing due to the economy about three months before the wedding date. She had to find a new venue on or near the wedding date and within her budget and general location...and QUICKLY...which took her a while. Before the first venue closed, she had almost purchased her invites online. Thank goodness she didn't, or she would have wasted all that money! So anyway, she saw my blog and that I make cards and she liked the cards. She asked me to make her wedding invitations. I was extremely hesitant...I mean these are her WEDDING invitations! But she felt she'd be happy with whatever I came up with, so after consulting with her about what she liked, we worked together to come up with this design.

We didn't have much time to get everything together, plus Michaels had all of their 12 x 12 paper 40% off that week, so getting enough paper to do them all was a real challenge -- many stores were sold or had depleted stock -- but she was able to find it all after visiting, I think, five Michaels stores.

I cut the black and pink patterned paper on my Cricut using SCUT. The belly band seal is the Just Rite monogram stamper with Damask borders, and it and the scalloped circle were cut with Nestabilities. The invites were printed on my inkjet printer and hand-cut to size.

All in all, she was pleased. I thought they came out very nice, as well. Thankfully, I only had to make 50 of them. I think I might have turned her down if it had been many more, lol! There was also a RSVP and Information card that was printed and hand-cut to size, not pictured here.

Thanks for looking!



Sheri said...

HEATHER! These are incredible! You may just have another career ahead of you girl! Man of man...gorgeous!

Lisa Phillippi said...

Hi Heather, thanks for the sweet comment at my blog. Your cards are amazing! I bookmarked your blog & will be stopping by often!

patriciad said...

This invitation is just beautiful. Wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

Great job Heather, you should go on etsy and make a bundle doing this.
These are very professional looking.

Giselle said...

You are very sweet! Making wedding invitations its very stressful after all ITS A WEDDING!!! so congrats they were just beautiful. I hope to DIY my invites for my wedding too =) thanks for sharing.

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