We are going to start off with a few bits and pieces of smaller projects that we did for the invitations. And apparently a whole bunch of other DIY projects, too. I forget sometimes how much we've done until I start looking through all of the pictures I've taken of all of it. Let's just say you have a ton of DIY posts coming your way. You're really excited, right?! I knew it! And back to how we made our wedding invitations.
I made a bunch of mini luggage tags that were used on the enclosure card bundles. To do this, I punched scalloped circles out of Tiffany blue paper stock and sea grass paper. After that I punched mini luggage tags also out of the blue paper and put eyelets in the luggage tags to be able to string twine through them.
|You can get all of the tools I used at Michael's Art &Crafts.|
|All of our red and Tiffany blue paper, envelops and pocket folds came from paper and more!|
|We've used the Crop-A-Dile for lots of wedding projects. It's was worth getting one.|
|Don't be intimated, it's really easy to use.|
Next I did the same transfer process that I did for the seastar ornaments, but I used a different stamp to transfer this time. This stamp was also made by our friend, Honey. I taped the scalloped sea grass circles to the tags and hot glues two little seastars on top.
|Scrape booking tape worked great for this project.|
|Checked through all of the seastars to make sure they weren't broken before I attached them .|
|This is one of my favorite stamps that Honey made.|
While the luggage tags dried, I put the reception information card, Maui wedding map, photo share and unplugged ceremony cards and the wedding website cards together in bundles. I wrapped the bundles with baker's twine and put one of the mini luggage tags I just made on each one. The bundles were the first item placed in the invitation boxes on top of the tissue paper lining the boxes.
|How cute are the wedding maps? I love the fun kitch feel they have to them and the map key on the back.|
|Drew helped us by making up a few Potted Parrots to sip while we worked on the invitations.|
|All bundled up and waiting for the invitation.|
Did you make or buy your wedding invitations? Did you ever wish you did differently?