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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Wedding Invites samples

My daughters friend is getting married and has asked my daughter to persuade me to make the wedding Invites....something I have never done before and sent me into a bit of a tail spin.. but not one to admit defeat I am embracing the challenge...

The only info I have been given as yet is that the Bride to be wants to see 3 or 4 to choose from.....I dont know how many she may want, what I do know is cream and vintage looking thats all the knowledge I have been given and ordered to make samples this weekend so my daughter can show her this week......I need more info for inspiration Im sure...but anyway not to let down I looked on Pinterest and Etsy for ideas and asked my fellow crafters for ideas and these 3 are what I came up with so far. (I had cut 4 but number four has definately had a demise!!)

1 This one is a card wrap from the silhouette store, that I have liked for a while, I just never had an occasion to use it before and is the one I like the best, but if theres loads of invites needed then I dont think I would like this to be 'the one'

I used a cream paper that I had in my stash, but to do these I would have to order in cream 12x12 paper or a light card as none of my local craft stores have 12x12 in cream...I know cause Ive been to all of them looking so it will be an internet job for this one. As the wrap is so ornate I decided to keep the rest of it simple and hopefully elegant, I layered a cream and gold heart which serves as the fastener for the card wrap. I added a gold ribbon bow and a cream ribbon rose, I would have added some gold coloured gems that I have but knowing yesterday that I was making these invites today I put them somewhere handy and now cant find them anywhere!! I cut an insert out of gold card with cream paper on top of it which can contain all the information of the wedding.

Number 2 was also from the silhouette store, after looking at pinterest and etsy my last port of call was the silhouette store to see what I could use with the ideas I had gathered and saw the card with band and this was born....

I used a centura pearl card in cream for the base, and some cream paper for the backdrop which will contain the wedding details I then used a linen type gold paper for the band. I found the bell on ebay and bought a ton of them ages ago so am glad to have finally found a good use for them. I tied a golden bow and attached the bell and a ribbon rose to the front of the card...easy peasy!!

Number 3 is a good one if you have hundreds to make as it only takes 1 a4 sheet of card and a little ribbon.....
The ribbon is one that hubby bought the other day for me to use for the invites but although pretty to look at it was terrible to use as it did not want to stick at all and it wanted to fray terribly! I think if I ever end up doing this one then it would be gold satin ribbon....

So thats the three Im starting with dont know if she will like any of them or wether im back to the drawing board...Ill let you know in due course hehe
Love debby xx

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