My friend Liz is getting married this year and I was blessed with the opportunity to make her wedding invitations for her.
She wanted a kind of vintagy feel to them and this is what we came up with. The outside is wrapped with a doily sleeve. I got a big pack of them at Smart and Final. Everything else I used in the invites is from Stampin' Up!.
I can't believe I forgot to get a picture of it with the doily sleeve off but the front of the card! I'll upload one to my facebook page later. The wrap is from crumb cake seam binding, a keyhole punch with their names on vanilla cardstock, and tied on with linen thread. Those little tags were so easy. I just used the small return address label setting on my word processor and it put 80 on a page in just the right size to punch.
The base of the invite is crumb cake, 12x12 cardstock, cut in half. I used smaller pieces of the crumb cake to put pockets on the sides for tucking info into (like registry and reception info). I sponged the base with the doily die cut cut with my big shot and white craft ink.
I printed the wording on vanilla cardstock and mounted it over the early espresso that covered the middle portion of the invite. The espresso was on the crumb cake when I sponged those doilies so you can see a bit of a frilly edge sticking out under the wording.
Same treatment on the other side of the post card. That "post card" stamp is from the Winter Post stamp set that is now retired.
And the envelope is the last part.
I stamped and inked the edges of the envelope the same way I did the post card. These were a slightly shimmery vanilla envelope I picked up at Staples. The bride had a friend (or maybe it was her father?) make address them with caligraphy and they were awesome.
And there you have them!