Sunday, July 25, 2010

you are cordially invited to look at this post

this was much less work than i thought it would be. i simply googled invitation wording and came across this website which has like a million samples. i copy/pasted a bunch into a word doc and Mikey and i went over them together, tweeked this one a bit and agreed we like it.

i considered doing die cuts for the flourish on the sides, but after finding this swirly curly thing and being able to edit the color. i think it would be easier to have it printed on the actual invite.
the swirly was solid black with no shadow, i really havent used microsoft word for image editing before and i kinda just figured it out as i went. i doubt i could recreate the steps though.

i am thinking of something like knottie lovebuddies did and attatch the print-your-own-kit invite card onto a cardstock bi-fold card to add something more fancyness to it.

i like the ribbon on the side of card also, i can slip the information card under it.

i wanted to include just our first names somewhere on the invite, i think i can do a little card on the front of the ribbon, like a belly band buckle type thing.

i also love the envelope liner that knottie squirrly did with one of her engagement pics. she gave me another idea for the belly band buckle thingy, by putting the invited's name on it instead of using inner envelopes. the kit i bought didnt come with inner envelopes so this is a good alternative. my handwriting is not good enough for this so perhaps i will print the names on printable cardstock and use my handy dandy paper cutter after printing....


invite costs so far: $12 Joann had some Wilton "Keeping with Tradition" invite kits on clearance for $4 (normally $25) a box not long after we got engaged. they only had 2 boxes of white. i bought both and a box of ivory so i would have plenty to test and work with for prototypes. each box has 50 invites/ envelopes / rsvp cards / envelopes and 3 tester sheets. its possible that i will have to pay full price for another box of invites or send some out in ivory. i am ok with that.
SOOOO i thought i saved the invitation but i hadnt saved it after i got it how i wanted so i had to redo a bunch of it and this is how it turned out the 2nd time around.
i like the swirlys mirrored rather than flipped again and the & and 101010 orange better. i also bolded the words so they would be closer to the boldness of the swirlys.

( just realized the screen shot i took to use paint to censor out our names/address shows the grammer checkers underlining marks!, it didnt when i saved as pdf for printing)

just got off the phone with kinkos and printing 100 invitations will only cost $30ish thats sweet!

next step, find 8.5x11 cardstock for the cover like lovebuddies did above... already got a bunch of ribbon on sale at Michaels a while back.

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