andreas wedding diy shower invitations

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Andrea’s Wedding: DIY Shower Invitations



To stick with the affordable-yet-personal theme that is my sister Andrea’s wedding, I wanted to make the invitations for her bridal shower myself. I am hosting it with my sister-in-law, and after all, what kind of crafty DIY blogger would I be if I ordered some pre-arranged design off the internet? A pretty lame one, I’d say. All it took was a one-stop trip to The Paper Source – a DIY paper junkie’s Mecca. We gathered up some scalloped paper, flat notecards, envelopes, a pretty cherry blossom stamp, a green ink pad, and some of the coolest tape device I’ve ever seen. Oh, and I forgot to mention I purchased two antique letterpress stamps on my romp through Andersonville a few weeks ago; an ‘A’ and a ‘P’ for Andrea and Paul. I figured they would come in handy… thank you, Annie, for the idea!

*Note: I have digitally erased out parts of addresses on envelopes and in the invitation itself. So please note there are not random blank spaces – that is me protecting myself and loved ones from you would-be stalkers. I’m talking to you, creepy old men, who read this. I’ve seen enough To Catch a Predator to watch my own back, thank you.

So I got home, opened up my one true love, Adobe Photoshop, and got to work. I absolutely l-o-v-e these two fonts: the sans-serif is Avantage Small and the script is Little Days.

I printed them directly onto the 3.5×4.875 flat notecards, grabbed the coolest taping device ever, and slapped them onto the green scalloped notecards. Repeat 25 times.

Add a little cherry blossom stamp and ta-da!
And yes I have orange fingernails. Which you would already know if you followed me on Twitter. All the cool kids are doing it. Why aren’t you?

Grabbed my awesome letterpress initial, ‘A’ for Andrea (and Alaina – yes I’m keeping this for future projects) and went to town on the envelopes.

You can call me Worker Bee.

Yay! Pretty, whimsical, simple. I loves.

All hand-addressed while watching the Glee finale. (Major disappoint. Must discuss at a later date.) Thank goodness there were only 25.


Thoughts?

21 comments:


  1. The invitations look great – love the personal touch!

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  2. Love the invitations, and couldn't agree more about Glee! Although, I've been angry for the last 9 episodes that Will and Emma weren't together, so Will's profession of love for her gave me a glimmer of hope for next season.

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  3. Creative and simple and timeless! She'll love looking back on these later!! Too sweet!

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  4. Very adorable and I love the letter stamp!

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  5. Just stunning, I would love to open the mail and have that in there.

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  6. Gorgeous! I hand-made all of our wedding invites – 175 of them! I highly recommend this to anyone doing a wedding on a budget. Total cost for paper, ink cartridge, stamps, embellishments was less than $400. This included outer envelopes, a two-layer invite, RSVP card and RSVP envelope. Leftover supplies were used for table numbers and escort cards.

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  7. You can tell that they were made with some serious love. All of the little details are just perfect! Your sister is a lucky lady.

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  8. thoughts? Superb job Alaina, absolutely lovable!

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  9. The stamp worked great! Love the way these turned out.

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  10. Fab work! Love the stamps, and Paper Source gives me goosebumps.

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  11. I love the “a” on the envelopes! Such a great idea! Thanks for the post!

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  12. Beautiful! You sister is one lucky lady. I absolutely love the lower case “a”.

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  13. They are SO SO SO cute!
    i loooove the a stamp!
    i have so many freinds who are enaged at the moment & im sure ill be up for hosting a few parties in the near future so ill be bookmarking this post!
    sal x
    www.oncedailychic.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi there! just found your blog and I'm loving it 🙂 Such a great idea about these invitations! I must try it next time. Thanks for sharing!
    Elizabeth – Auckland, NZ.

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  15. love invitations, especially the stamps…thanks for the font resource! Just downloaded it. Have an amazing time in NY.

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  16. I love them! And the stamp gives it such a personal touch!

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  17. You've done such a good job! I love the stamps and how you added them to the envelopes. Gorgeous!

    So sorry we missed each other in New York! Also, I missed Glee. No good?

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  18. Those invitations are stunning!

    I love how you even took care of the envelopes with a special touch.

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