For our evening wedding in July, we will be playing up some rich peacock colors in a garden setting. Our DIY invites hopefully give a good first impression of the motifs guests can expect...
The outer envelope is Astrobright A7 in "Terra Green." I handcut a liner using a patterned wrapping paper from Paper Zone.
The invitation suite is packaged together with a ribbon band and a personalized cardstock tag.
Suite includes: Invitation panel, RSVP card and stamped envelope, and "Details" card with wedding website info.
The reply envelope is Astrobright 4Bar "Celestial Blue."
All pieces were printed on a color copier at Kinkos onto Stardream Quartz card stock.
I designed the invite on Microsoft Publisher. The panel is just short of 5x7, so I could print two per page.
The flower design is a graphic I purchased from istockphoto.com and reworked to remove unnecessary elements. I also changed the colors to reflect our peacock motif in a subtle way.
Fonts are Lainie Day (script) and Copperplate Gothic Light (block).
TIP: You can hide imperfect cuts pretty easily by rounding out the corners using a simple paper punch.
Total cost not including postage is approx. $1.88 per invitation.