Hi all, if you have been following me for a while you know my son is getting married soon. He and his fiance live in Henderson, NV and will be getting married May 2nd. I was lucky enough to be able to create the wedding invitations. Since I didn’t live nearby the bride and groom, I had to create several options and mail them down to them to look over and call me with adjustments and changes to make. Here are three of the options I sent them.
The bride told me that the colors were red, black and white. We decided that the red would be Cherry Cobbler. I typed the text on the computer (two to a page) and printed it onto the Whisper White card stock. I then cut each one down to 5″ x 8″. She also wanted to include black lace somehow. So, I purchased this lace at the local fabric store and wrapped it around the Whisper White layer before adhering it to the Cherry Cobbler layer (5.25″ x 8.25″) and then adhered that to the Basic Black layer (5.5″ x 8.5″). A few rhinestones at the bottom add a little bling.
For this version I started with a 5.5″ x 8.5″ layer of Cherry Cobbler, next is a 5 3/8″ x 8 3/8 layer of Basic Grey, then a 5.25″ x 8.25″ layer of Basic Black. Next is the Whisper White layer with the printer wording on it, that was trimmed down to 4.75″ x 7.75″. I wrapped black ribbon around each corner and adhered it to the back of the Whisper White layer with glue dots before adhering it to the Basic Black layer. I then added two Cherry Cobbler hearts punched out with the heart from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack to each corner.
This design and wording from the top invitation were the winners. This design starts with a 8.5″ x 5.5″ layer of Basic Black card stock, then a 8.25″ x 5.25″ layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then a 8″ x 5″ layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock. On the 4.75 x 7.75″ layer of Whisper White with the wording, I wrapped the black lace around each corner, adhered to the back with glue dots and then adhered to the card. I topped the lace on each corner with two rose ribbons. I found these at the craft store, they already had adhesive on the back, it was a simple peel and stick – easy way to add a classic touch.
I found envelopes to fit these at the big box store. I hope these ideas give you some inspiration and let you know that, you too, can make wedding invitations.