Friday, September 5, 2008

Invitations!

To save money, we decided to make our own invitations. I honestly don't know if we saved any money since I haven't worked out the numbers yet, but I get such a kick outta telling people that we made them ourselves. It was a lot of work and a lot of nights of me shreking "I hate them! It's a horrible design and no one will come because they are so 'effin ugly!". A little dramatic, but that's how my creative mind works. I go through these stages whenever I make something:



Mmm, Krispy Kremes....Well, without further ado, here are the invites:


I don't know if you can see, but on the RSVP card there is a box that has above it: "Please draw us a bird!" It's fun getting RSVP's back to begin with, but now it's exciting to see what they've drawn. We've had some party poopers who've left the box blank or wrote in, "I can't draw". That's not the point people! I'll post some of the birds we've gotten in a later post.

I couldn't get a good picture of the printing, but all the letters on the invite part (not the map or RSVP) are raised, like it is Thermography printing. This was achived using my Gocco machine and embossing powder. I'll post pics of us making them in the next post!

7 comments:

Cecilia said...

Your invites are beautiful. You did an amazing job. I love the idea of guests drawing a bird. Very cute.

Juan & Katie said...

Those look amazing! Are you going to incorporate their bird drawings in anyway?

Maria said...

Congratulations! They invites look fantastic! And the "draw a bird" is an awesome idea.

Maggie said...

Katie: We are going to have them hanging off a tree in the cocktail area so people can see everyone's handiwork!

Mary said...

Maggie, they look beautiful! Of course I love the bird theme;)

twinkle730 said...

umm, heck yeah! your invites are friggin A.W.E.S.O.M.E, so cute & such a great idea!!! You wanna do mine???

written_voice said...

Ooo... I want to know how the embossing powder works. That sounds fun!
I got an embossing stamp to stamp our names on each of the envelope flaps.