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Topic: awesome, wavy-front triptych-style invites (tute)  (Read 1316 times)
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« on: July 23, 2007 07:31:34 PM »

My friend Tim (a carpenter/artist/activist) designed this AMAZING wedding invitation for himself. The two front flaps meet in a wavy line, each one is unique, yet they are remarkably simple to make!

You can't tell from this photo, but the two front flaps meet exactly when they are fully closed. (It'd be even slightly more awesome if I'd remembered to trim the top and bottom off before taking the picture).

The execution is pretty easy (the trick is a sharp x-acto knife and a reuseable piece of shirt cardboard), although I'd never have thought of it! So I went right home and made this tute to spread elegant tryptich-style invites far and wide.

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step 1: fold

step 2: glue

step 3: stick it together

step 4: one pass with the x-acto produces wavy grandeur!

You could simplify the design if you didn't want the pocket in the back for the rehearsal dinner info.

Best when made with treefree paper like Tim and his bride picked out!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007 07:35:18 PM »

I've seen these before, but never known how to do it.  Thanks for the explanation.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 07:38:06 PM »

Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 08:08:28 PM »

I can't believe I never thought of that.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007 08:11:20 PM »

It's very simple and elegant, I'll keep that design in mind next time I need to make cards!

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