Monday, August 13, 2007

Wedding Invitations- Finally

I wanted to share these with you way back in May when I finished them, but couldn't get the technicalities figured out. Here they are now that the wedding is over and details can be seen. In total 150 wedding invitations were made for my son's wedding. I tried to make them able to be sent with a single first-class stamp, but with inserts it didn't come out as I'd hoped.
Details, details- The actual cardstock for the invitation measures 11" x 6" and scored and closed it is 4 and 5/8" x 6". I was able to get 2 invitations from a 12x12 sheet. CS used was Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Shimmery White and Vellum. Craft White ink was rubbed on Textile Cuttlebugged EE. Oval punches of vellum wheeled with Leaves a la Carte. The sentiment was custom made and stamped in EE onto the Shimmery white.
On the inside of the invitation, I used some Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer swirls and did some distressing with EE ink. The cuttlebugged corners are punched from Shimmery white. Invitation is printed on vellum and then wheeled with the Leaves a la Carte wheel in white ink and then layered onto the EE CS.
The pocket is simply the card scored and then folded up and held secure by a bow of sheer organdy ribbon. The swirl here was from Technique Tuesday's Whispy Gigs. A small rhinestone added a little glitz. The notch was made using my basic Grey Notch and Die Cutting tool bought specifically for this project.
The RSVP postcard was made from SU Whisper White. The stamp is from Technique Tuesday's Irony chosen by the bride.
My DH was a big help and did most of the oval punching and cuttlebugging for me. I took the cardstock to Office Max and spent pennies on getting it cut for me...... THIS was a HUGE timesaver. Although they did not do a perfect job even the small amount of fixing I had to do was worth the money spent there.
Thank you for stopping by today. I didn't get the lazy day I had hoped for and no stamping time today. I made some changes on my blog though and noticed my ticker was over 5,000. Cause for celebration wouldn't you say? Stay tuned for some blog candy aka Butterfly Kisses. That announcement should be some time tomorrow!!
Blessings to all~


stampingranny said...

WOW! Thes turned out amazing! How long did it take you to complete this project? Hard work, the detail, inside and the whole package is fabulous!

How did you change your beautiful blog top header to the fall leaves? Is this a standard template or custome one?
Stop by and visit me soon! Did your yummies arrive yet?
Thanks, Deb

megan said...

Beautiful Angel, absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I loved seeing the wedding pictures also..thank you so much for sharing :-)

Rose Ann said...

Wow...these turned out so beautifully! That's a whole lot of invites, and you did an awesome job Angel!

Kathy W said...

Nice that you had your DH to help you. This looks like HOURS of work! So worth it, I'm sure; they turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing the steps in the process.

Misplaced Texans said...

OMGoodness!! You were a busy little stamper! Can I hire you to help make baby cards??? Guess I should figure out what I'm making first! :-) I sure miss living just a short drive, and a Chai, away from you!!!

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Makes me want to get remarried (to the same guy tho)....these are beautiful. I seriously love these colors Angel. Great job & Thanks for sharing the wedding with us.

Rachel said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!!

Meda said...

The invitations are beautiful! With all those details and indserts it must have take you ages to finis them.