Monday, June 7, 2010

Bold Bright Wedding Invite

A while ago, I showed you the save the dates for Hitty and Steve's wedding--remember that bright blue and green?  Well, now that their big day has come and gone, I want to share with you the invitations that Kiran and I came up with.

To start, Hitty and Steve were both very concerned about having invitations that were both lovely and earth-friendly.  That means less paper, so we went for a criss-cross pocket rather than an elaborate folder for the invitations.  While this still gave the invites weight and a place to include all the little extras (RSVP card, directions, etc.), it used far less paper than a more traditional folder with pocket would have.

In keeping with the organic motif of their wedding, we use two different images for the invitations.  The first is visible on the Tempting Turquoise side of the criss-cross pocket.  That embossing was easily done (even for 230 invites!) with the Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.  On the invitation itself, the RSVP card, and on the envelopes, we used the main scroll image from Baroque Motifs in Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore--but only one of those is stamped!  I bet you can't tell which I'll tell you.  We hand stamped the envelopes and did the invitations, including the scroll image, with My Digital Studio.  That's a huge time-saver!  Which means it was also a money-saver for the couple.

Next up, I'll be showing you what Kiran did with the scraps left over from the criss-cross pockets.  Waste not, want not for an earth-friendly celebration.


Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Extras: My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder

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