Wedding invitations are not something I do often, but this was a special occasion and a family wedding. I consulted with the Bride-to-be and we came up with a design she liked and would be as flat as possible for easy mailing, but still pretty. After ordering in all the supplies I would need I set to work.
I started with the tiny elements first – so I cut all the hearts and rings out with my Silhouette Cameo from gold cardstock and set them aside.
Then I prepped the card bases, 50 4×6 cards using Bazzill Wax Lips Red cardstock – I love that colour. This was my desktop during the build phase:
Then I cut out the cream coloured card fronts. First I cut the edge using my Martha Stewart Lace Doily edge punch. Then I ran it through my Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder.
The last step was to put it all together with the ribbon and the rhinestone on the rings. The bride and groom gave me the wording for the inside and I printed out the invitation insert on cream coloured cardstock.
In the end I think they turned out quite well, and I learned a lot through the process. I tentatively say I would be willing to make invitations again, if the situation were right. And it would definitely have to be for a wedding on the smaller side – 50 or 60 max.
Cardstock – Bazzill Wax Lips Cardstock and Recollections
Punch – Martha Stewart Lace Doily
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug Leafy Branch
Rhinestones and Ribbon – Recollections