For today's blog post, I thought it would be fun and different to show you guys my handmade wedding invitations. I just celebrated my one year anniversary with my husband Anthony, and recently got around to finally photographing our wedding invitations. I made about 50 of these to send out in the mail. I even did my own custom printing. All in all, I spent about $100 in supplies and 18 hours in time to create 50 sets of cards. (Each set included an invite, rsvp and directional guide). I love that I was able to save money, and have my invitations tailored to me and my exact wedding theme and colors.
As you can see, I had a rustic Christmas theme and my color palette consisted of red, green and kraft with a few touches of gold throughout. After choosing a Christmas theme, I knew I wanted my invites to have some beautiful poinsettias by Heartfelt Creations. This is one of my favorite companies when it comes to creating elegant cards and florals. I've been a long term customer for Heartfelt. I frequently use their products on my cards, and they're always my best sellers! For all the cards, I used 100 lb cream card-stock I bought from Michaels. The cards are completely flat, so they do not fold open. Links to all the products I used are listed below. I will walk through how I made each card in more detail below. If you have any questions regarding my wedding stationary please leave me a comment. I'll try to respond to you as quick as I can.
5.25 in Square Invitation
My wedding invitations measured 5.25 x 5.25 in, so they fit inside a 5.5 in square envelope. I started this card off by die cutting my holly frame from dark green card-stock. I then layered the die cut on to a kraft frame. I printed all of my invitation logistics on my computer. I made sure my text fit inside a 4.75 in square. The fonts I used were times new roman and snell roundhand, both of which can be found in word. I printed with black ink onto some heavy weight cream card-stock. All of the layers were adhered to a 5.25 in square cream heavy weight panel. To embellish my invitations, I added two Heartfelt Creations poinsettias. For both flowers, I gold heat embossed the stamped image onto red card-stock and die cut them out with their coordinating dies. I shaped them using a foam pad and a stylist tool. Each poinsettia was accented with a gold gem. Both poinsettias are from different collections, but are equally beautiful. Underneath each flower, I added some gold die cut holly leaves and berries.
For my RSVP, I went for a smaller size. (I believe its 4x4 in) Like my invitation, I created an ornate frame, but this time I die cut it from kraft card-stock and matted it on top of a green frame. I decided to do this for variety purposes, I wanted my cards to coordinate but not look exactly the same. For the printing, I made sure to print inside a 2x2 in circle. It's quite small, but it worked for me. I found a lot of text inspiration for my cards on Pinterest! The card was simply accented with a few more gold die cut berries behind a small poinsettia.
My directions guide is A7 sized and again was created the same way as the other cards. I die cut a holly frame from dark green card-stock and glued it onto a kraft fame. I made sure my text fit inside a 4.25 x 6.25 in panel. I added a medium sized poinsettia to the bottom right corner of the card along with another gold branch die cut underneath. For time purposes, I did all my stamping, gold embossing, die cutting and shaping of my flowers before assembling my cards. I made sure to mail all of the cards together in a bubble envelope to ensure none of my hard work would get destroyed!
NOTE: I am using affiliate links for the products listed below. If you decide to use these links, know that I will receive a small commission off of your purchase. This is no added cost to you as the consumer, it's just a way for us crafty friends to support one another!Heartfelt Creations "Poinsettia & Holly" cling stamp