Thursday, January 24, 2013

Custom Wedding Invitation

Here it is, the project that has all but consumed me for the last month or so and the actual assembly part is JUST beginning.  If this looks familiar to you it is THIS card you are remembering.  The bride's mother found it on the internet somewhere which led her to asking me if I'd consider doing 215 wedding invitations!  Fortunately I helped two friends last summer with wedding invitations so I had some experience, but I mostly did the design and step-by-step instructions for those, along with a little bit of hands on help.  This time they are ALL up to me.

The label across the heart will have the bride & groom's names in a pretty script font that they chose, which will coordinate with the actual invitation wording on the inside.  There will also be a little band on the inside cover which will hold the RSVP and Reception cards in place.

So far I have really enjoyed the challenge and the process, and getting to know the bride a bit.  I have even learned a few things along the way.

Do you like how I embossed the envelope flaps to coordinate?  Well guess what, my Big Shot broke down right in the middle of that process!  Yep.  Thank heavens my dad was here visiting and is far more handy than I.  He had it fixed in a jiffy and got me back to work.  Then he even stood next to me and handed me envelope after envelope for probably an hour!  Thanks Dad!

I've also learned to always save my MDS (My Digital Studio) files as a .pdf file instead of a .jpg for the printer, and that you can not over estimate how much time the whole designing process will take.  Plus I've learned tons of neat tricks on MDS that I never would have known.  Makes me excited to try this again some time (ask me how I feel in a month after gluing 430 birds, branches and wings down!)

Special thanks to my kiddos also for helping me with the little things so far, like punching and scoring!

Thanks for stopping by again!


  1. Very pretty! Glad your dad was there to help you fix your machine. I have my handy hubby to help me fix things too.

    Ter ;)

  2. This is one of the prettiest love cards ever. Could be used for many occasions. Thanks for the post.

  3. Beautiful the color and wow, how versatile!

  4. Beautiful! The design and colors are wonderful. Make sure you give yourself lot's of breaks in between the steps. And you're right that it is so helpful to have someone aid in the little things. After doing 75 invites for my son's wedding last summer, the one important thing I learned was to make sure you heat set your adhesives. It takes a little extra time, but it might help you from waking up in the middle of the night in a panic (ask me how I know).

  5. this is a beautiful wedding invitation-love the design-I have done wedding invites and it is time consuming for sure


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