Here is all the cardstock cut, white tafetta ribbon dyed & cut for 250 invitations. These are for my niece Sarah's wedding in July. I am also doing the RSVP cards, assisting with the map & favors.
There were 4 of us making these one Saturday. The most time was to get the words figured out. The printing, cutting, stamping & putting together really didn't take that long. I suggest if you decide to do this to have it figured out prior to the day you put them together. It would have been much quicker.
Michele Schmidt, Waterloo, IA is willing to help me ideas if you want to do this. Whether you want it to be simple like these or more elaborate I would have ideas for you. Just email me at email@example.com.
So about 2 weeks ago I get a call from one of my customers who overheard someone while at a local craft store saying she wanted to do her wedding programs but the printer was going to charge almost $1000.00. Whoa! Sandy immediately told this lady she needed to speak to her Stampin' Up! demonstrator (ME) who might have ideas. I spoke to this young girl & didn't quite understand what she wanted but thought I really need to try to help her as she has to be able to do whatever she wanted cheaper. She stopped by My Stamping Place the next night & showed me what she had in mind. The one she received at a wedding she had attended had 4 or 5 pieces to it. I found a template online with 3 that worked well & knew it would be easy to use it for 3, 4 or 5 pieces. I knew she wanted to use the Shimmery White cardstock but didn't have it at home to print out so I just used Very Vanilla for my first sample. I didn't like the way the ribbon turned out on this sample as it needed to be a wider ribbon. The second sample I tried the Horizontal Slot punch instead of the Cropodile I used on the first sample and thought it turned out much better. I can't wait for Lauren to see my samples.
Items used: Very Vanilla cardstock, Bashful Blue ink, Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs & Together Forever stamp set, Cropodile, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Tabletop Paper Cutter & Paper Snips
Items used: Shimmery White cardstock, Real Red ink, Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs & Together Forever stamp set, Horizontal Slot punch, Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Tabletop Paper Cutter & Paper Snips
TIP: Don't have the color ribbon you need to match your project! Just make sure you always have our Whispering White ribbon & then you can color it any color you need to match. On the first sample I used the Bashful Blue ink pad to color Whispering White Tafetta ribbon. I just love that white ribbon.
Michele Schmidt is rubber stamping, working on her taxes & getting ready for her Hostess Appreciation in Waterloo, IA
So I went to Des Moines the beginning of the month for Technique Club & was invited to stay afterward to assist with working on wedding invitations for Jennifer's sister who was getting married this year. Jennifer had cased the wedding invitation shown on page 49 of the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog with some minor changes. It was just beautiful in person. Jennifer you did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
The really fun part about this is you can get your friends together to assist you in making them. They had a pizza party and enjoyed the afternoon together.
This invitation uses the Stampin Up stamp set called Wedding Sweet & Monogram Sweet. Sorry I had to butcher the invitation to not show all the details. It really was more beautiful in person.
Here is the invitation that Val choose. I used Bravo Burgundy for the actual card, Brushed Gold for the layer & then embossed the stamps from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Wedding Sweet on the top piece of Bravo Burgundy. I also embossed the smaller stamp on the vanilla envelopes. The RSVP card
was printed on the computer & then I stamped over the writing with Bravo Burgundy ink but stamped it off once to make it a little lighter.
The last thing I did for her was to make some mailing labels for her. I only had white labels & they would not have looked very nice on a vanilla envelope so I stamped again using the Wedding Sweet stamp set with Bravo Burgundy ink & then brayed Pale Plum ink over the whole sheet. She loved it all & that is what counts.
This invitation uses a Stampin Up stamp set called Baroque Motifs. I used Chocolate Chip ink. She was not picking a wedding color but as it was a fall wedding I was trying to pick some different fall colors to show her.
This weekend I will show you the card my friend actually picked.
Wondering what I have been up to? My girlfriend at work is getting married next month & I am making her Wedding Invitations. I came up with several different ideas for her to look at. Okay, I made 5 & she couldn't pick so took them home to get another opinion. Here are 2 of those she didn't pick.
You do have to use your imagination a little. The words would go on the front of this card & then inside there is 2 pockets to put the RSVP card & a map. The stamp set used is a retired Stampin Up set called Petal Prints.
This card used the Sizzix Big Shot & a Texturz Plate called Perfect Details that is new in the catalog this year. You can find it on page 195 of the current catalog. I only did it on the front side of the card. The belly band that goes around it uses a retired jumbo wheel that I believe is called Leaves Awash but I am not positive.
The inside would have the Invitation words on the Very Vanilla cardstock.
Do you have an interest in making your own invitations, favors, etc for a wedding, wedding shower, baby shower, anniversary event? If the answer is yes, please contact me to see what ideas I might have for you.