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Old 09-20-2004, 12:02 PM   #8
crazyforstampin
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Hi I'm getting married next year and so I plan on making my own invites..... first thing I will point you to www.weddingchannel.com then search for boards.... I think under the planning tab there is a tab for invitations and stationary or something like that.

Great resource!!!

The latest craze in wedding invites are envelopements ... if you do a search you will find the company that makes them.... personally I think its tooo expensive to buy from the envelopment company and I plan on making my own version. This precludes the need for an inner envelope and looks really neat. There are two types regular envelopments and pocketfolds... I like the pocket folds b/c it provides a pocket for keeping the other enclosures (and you can do a neat looking staggered look)

Its amazing what these brides do with no crafting knowledge!

Find out what her theme is ... is it strictly a colored theme, is there a specific flower she likes and is using in her centerpieces? A black and white photo with velum overlay (the invite info printed on the velum) is simple and looks great! I'm not crazy about putting my own picture in an invite... in keeping with the eastern theme of my wedding I thought I would put a picture of a lotus flower underneath my overlay.

Here's my thoughts....
-a burgandy pocketfold (5x7)
-the invite on either solid white cardstock or a printed black and white photo of the couple with velum overlay attached with a burgandyribbon with silver highlights.
-Mat this on either solid silver patterned cardstock or on a white CS that you emboss with a silver pattern
- When you close the flapcreate a 2" matted square and permanently fix it to the top flat and maybe temporary adhesive it to the bottom. With this "seal" you can either heat emboss something (initials, flower, etc) or leave it blank so she can put the guests name on it.
-If the "seal" is too small for her guests names then you can create a paper "band" to fit either horizontally or vertically around the card and she can put the guests name on that (she can even pre -print them and then cut them with a trimmer)

I think these are soooo neat. It was researching ideas for my invites that got me into stamping/scrapping!!!!!

-Prachi
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