DIY Stitched Invitations: Nicole & Tyler
You might remember her from her fab tute on DIY flower cones. Well, the ever talented Nicole at lillyella is back and I’m so thrilled to have her share with us her DIY wedding invites. That’s right. She’s getting married– this Saturday! Hooray!
From Nicole: I knew I wanted to go with a long skinny format (to mail in a #10 business envelope), so that was my starting point. Next I worked on the wording, which may have been the hardest part of all. I wanted to keep it casual and light hearted, but still appropriate and sweet.
My favorite part:
“Yard games, merriment, dinner, dancing, sinatra and an overabundance of cake to follow.”
I next focused on the physical format of the piece and, initially, all I knew was that I wanted to somehow stitch the invitations together! I decided on a little ‘booklet’. The back piece was a heavier weight paper with a little ‘tab’ that wrapped around the front over a lighter weight top sheet. We stitched them together on the sewing machine.
And actually, when I say ‘we’, I mean Tyler – he stitched them all! Ain’t he great
The invites were printed digitally at a company I used to work for. Digital printing is a good, affordable option for printing in full color. The quality is not as good as when you print on an offset printing press, but the cost is about 1/8 or so in comparison, especially when you only need a small quantity of something.
For the RSVP, I created a small card which included an email address and phone number for responding. Since things are on the casual side, I thought this was an appropriate option. It also saves money on an rsvp envelope and postage, and also saves time.
I designed a wrap around label for the mailing envelope and printed them on my inkjet printer. The return address is on the same label and wraps to the opposite side of the envelope. I found it to be an easy way to print the labels and I really love the look of it.
Thanks Nicole for sharing such lovelies with us and all my best wishes for the Big Day! xo