Hello again :)
We finally managed to send out our invitation cards for the wedding (which will be in just 3 months).
Since we wanted to save a little money and I prefer home-made cards we decided to make our cards ourselves.
Since I’m not too creative I asked my mum and sister for help and they immediately had some great ideas. In the end we stuck with a design that they had found in some DIY book.
We designed the interior of the card on the computer. At the top of the card we put a drawing that a good friend of ours, Alex, had drawn and below our Email-address and telephone number so that people could contact us (to say if they were coming to the wedding or not).
The bottom was occupied by quite an amount of text. At first I thought you wouldn’t need to write so much, but it turned out I was wrong :)
You need to write some kind of text, that you’re going to marry and want the people there. You have to write where and when the wedding will be. Then you have to write if there is a hotel near and tell the people to please reply if they are coming. We also wrote a link to our wedding homepage that JJ wants to set up ^^
The exterior in the end looked like this:
If your interested this is how we did it.
- B6 invitation cards (white) and envelopes
– embossed paper
– stamp and ink pad of the colour of your choice
– various thick papers with some kind of print in the colour of your choice
– non-smearing pen (we had a silver one)
– motive puncher (heart shaped) (in various sizes)
– a puncher (for making holes into the hearts and the embossed paper)
– transparent parchment
First we printed the picture and the text into the interior of the cards, signed and wrote the names of the guests on each card.
After that we began to cut out the hearts of the green papers and the transparent parchment and put two holes at the top each of them. (We had to make 40 invitations by the way… :D Quite some work, but I think it was worth it!)
Next we cut the embossed paper in 6 cm thick stripes that would fit the card (measure your cards beforehand to know the length! And try out different thicknesses.)
Then we put the hearts on top of the embossed paper pieces to test where we wanted the hearts to be. We marked the holes we had to put into the embossed paper with a pencil and punched them out.
With a ribbon of the desired length we attached the hearts to the embossed paper and knotted the loose ends of the ribbon.
Next we wrote our names on the transparent parchment hearts and glued the whole thing to the card (marking where it had to be on the card beforehand).
The last thing to do was to stamp the “We’re going to marry”.
It took us about 9 ours in total to do the exterior of the card… But I think it’s OK for 40 cards. :)
The cost was at approx. 100 € (50 € for the cards and envelopes and 50 € for the other materials we had to buy). Which would be 2,5 € per card. I consider it cheap, since cards that you buy in stores can cost you much more. But if you would only print your cards it obviously would be much cheaper. But I am very happy with the result and think that the effort and costs were definitely worth it! I also think it’s more personal to do the cards yourself.
I have thank my mother and my sister! Without them I wouldn’t have done it! They didn’t only pick out the design but they also did the cards together with me. <3
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you have any questions regarding the DIY ask in the comments, I’ll definitely reply!