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 (www.poseurink.com) and the paper was from Jam Paper (www.jampaper.com).
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
envelopes. 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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This romantic vow renewal from Wales, photographed by Taylor & Porter, has our wanderlust officially piqued. The incredible scenery and ancient architecture truly feel like a land set apart, and we cannot imagine a more dreamy setting for an elopement, intimate destination wedding or a vow renewal.