Look what I made today!
An invitation mock-up! I created it during my lunch hour. It is by no means a final product–just some fun I had. I am going to be DIYing all of the paper products for our wedding, so I am trying to get ahead of the game by playing with paper products, templates, and samples so I can see what materials and design elements I’d like to work with when the time comes to actually do our invitations. I ordered this invitation kit from http://www.cardsandpockets.com, since I am really love the idea of a pocketfold invitation. Then, I created all the text (and the logo that closes the fold) on my computer and printed everything out. This kit came with everything pre-cut, so the only thing I really had to cut was the inserts…they were all sized the same size as the “Directions” card (see below), so I just had to cut some shorter in order for them to appear stacked.
Ok, enough about the process…onto the pictures!
Voila! A DIY Invitation
The actual invitation card
Close up of the pocketfold cards
Close up of the response card
Close up of the reception card
Close up of the accommodations card. Two things about this: 1)Yes, I know I spelled accommodations wrong…bad mistake by someone who is known by her friends as the grammar queen. 2) We haven’t done room blocks yet, so this card is a fake.
So there you have it! The “Directions” card will have a map and directions on it, but I ran out of time to do that so that card is just blank (hence, no picture). One of the big lessons I learned on this project is what a pain in the arse it is to print this type of thing on my printer at the office (and also on my printer at home)–so I will definitely be having our invites printed at a copy store. The cutting was pretty easy, so depending on costs, I think I could handle that, so most of my DIY time will be spent designing and assembling them. This was such a fun project and I am pleased with how it turned out, considering I wasn’t even trying all that hard. I can’t wait to do our real invitations when the time comes!
Are you DIYing your invitations? How did they turn out?