Julie recently sent in her kraft paper invitations and I was really impressed with the originality behind the whole suite and the price tag, so I asked if she wouldn’t mind sharing a quick “how to” with us…

Our budget for the invites was very small. I would have loved to use
letterpress or had something screen printed but due to the quantity and
price it just wasn’t feasible (only needed 20 invitations). I was a
little overwhelmed at the prospect of designing the invites so I tried
not to take it too seriously. I was really inspired by Hatch Show Print
as well as from a little button pack I got for Christmas from my
sister. The invites and envelopes were printed on my work’s laserjet on
heavyweight kraft paper. My friend Rachel helped sew the material to
the cards. I designed the buttons and ordered them from and online
company. Minus the rush shipping, (I’m a huge procrastinator and waited
until last minute to order the paper and buttons) I made the invations
for under $50. The buttons were ordered from Mod Buttons ( and the paper was from Jam Paper (
The paper was pretty overpriced but I wanted the side flap envelope and
that was the only site I could find the “matching set” of paper and
. Oh and I” borrowed” my wording for my rsvp card from an
invite I saw on oncewed.

***I don’t think I’ve ever officially announced this on the blog, but I love receiving images of diy projects, invitations, std’s, real weddings, etc, from readers in my inbox. The creativity in this group is amazing and I always enjoy seeing what everyone is up to. If you are interested in submitting any of the above for a feature on the blog, just shoot me an email at oncewed at gmail dot com. Thanks!***

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Comments (7)

liz | Reply

who did you order your buttons from? and where did you get your paper/envelopes?


Melanie | Reply

These are super original and fun! Love the buttons at the bottom. Thanks for sharing your beautiful invitations.

Erin Woolsey | Reply

These are so relaxing and creative! I love the buttons and the envelopes with the printing on the backside. What a nice alternative and great on the budget :D

Kara | Reply

I’ve been needing inspiration in the invitation area and I think I finally found it. I really needed this post.

alison | Reply

love it!! I would LOVE to get something like this in the mail. Congrats in awesomeness.

Claudia | Reply

I cant believe it!! I had the same idea :) Exepct mine are for my Save the dates! I ordered the same kraft paper and same side end envelopes (from another site) and was inspired as well by Hatch Show Print :) …down to the "pointing hand" (mine is on the mailing envelope). I am so glad that yours came out so well, I cant wait to print mine out!! I too spent under $50, for 100 invites/envelopes!!

inés | Reply

ingenious!!! i’m really inspired to do my own now…

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