DIY Invitations

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DIY Invitations

Postby mrs.breedlove » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:56 pm

I made 6x6 pocket fold invites. Here are some pictures:
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Supplies:
Strathmore Art paper (size of poster board)-Michaels & Artmart
Pool blue card stock 12x12- Michaels
Envelopes: envelopemall.com
Ribbon: internet, sorry I forgot which website
White card stock: Office Depot
Vellum: Michaels

Measurements:
-I took the Strathmore paper to Artmart and cut it into 3 strips that were 6 inches by 21 inches long.
-Pocket folds: Top 4 1/2, 2 middle sections are 6 1/2 inches, and the bottom fold is 3 1/2 inches that folds up to make the pocket.
-Pool blue background sheet- 5 by 5
-White announcement- 4 by 4
-Vellum with monogram- 5 by 5
- Ceremony card- 5 1/4 by 5 3/4
-Reception card- 5 1/4 by 9 1/2 (I folded the card in half with reception info on one side & directions on the other)
-RSVP card- 5 1/4 by 3 3/4

I used Adobe Illustrator to make all the cards and maps and used a HP Photosmart printer to print everything out!
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Re: DIY Invitations

Postby ogw2009 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:04 am

Wow- sounds like you did A LOT of work on these, but they turned out great!!!! Love the pocketfold, love the vellum, love the inserts, and I just LOVE that ribbon tied around the outside, but am perplexed how you did it! How do you deal with the ends of the ribbon on the back side- does it tie or you tape it down? I like the idea of doing a ribbon around the invitation for mine, so am just trying to start learning all the ins and outs!
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Re: DIY Invitations

Postby mrs.breedlove » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:02 am

I bought zots I think they are called... they are in the scrapbooking section of Michaels. They are little round double sided sticky things, yes I know that is their technical term lol.

I put the ribbon around the back, then crossed it in the front and wrapped it back around and on the backside I put the 2 ends of the ribbon underneath the one that was already back there because I thought it looked better. I put a zot on one end and then attached the other end to it. That was probably pretty confusing but I don't have a better way of explaining it so I hope you understood :)
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Re: DIY Invitations

Postby junebride » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:39 pm

love that ribbon trick too! :)
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Re: DIY Invitations

Postby ogw2009 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:15 pm

thanks- you did a good job explaining!
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Re: DIY Invitations

Postby amyrose » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:46 pm

Wowza! Those are fabulous!
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