Friday, April 9, 2010


You may have noticed that I have been MIA from blogland lately. Well, the greenhouse has been a big part of it and this little project right here is the other reason. All free time for a week straight was spent putting together wedding invitations. Bride-to-be lives too far to just zoom home to help and her work schedule made it impossible to get together. So, since I have evenings off (she doesn't), I volunteered...
I will say these were a huge money saver! $350 vs. $60 and some ink. Oh, but they were a time consumer!!!! I WOULD do it again though....

We picked these up at Michaels Craft store....
Printing part.... printed the directions cards, response cards, mailing labels, return envelope labels, and the invitation...

I could not get the templates that they have you use on the company's online site to work. So I had to dream up a way to get the information on those little cards for response and directions. I ended up getting packaging labels and printing off those with the response and directions info. and sticking them to the cards!!! Kind of a hassel, but it worked!

Then they all had to be assembled, three inserts, double stick tape to the invite, tie a ribbon, seal with a sticker. It was STICKERAMA!!!! I counted 7 sticker parts to each invite. Thank goodness only 60 total were sent out.
Daughter in love came to the rescue for a few hours one afternoon...
She is always smiley.... me,,,,,, not so much!!!

Then it was off to the post office..... Finally Done!!!


  1. Oh, they are beautiful! My daughter-in-law and I made hers and it's sooo much fun to look back at them - much better than purchasing them! You did a GREAT job!

  2. They look wonderful. Bet your glad they are done! You should be proud of yourself.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. You have been a busy bee! The invitations looks fabulous! Love them!

  4. Fun! I think it is fabulous that you are using your talents for all of this, with the helped of loved ones. It makes it all the more special. Everything is so mass produced these days. So when something is handmade and heartfelt, it is so much more fantastic. Hope you are having a great weekend. :) Tammy

  5. OMG.... those are beautiful! So elegant! Now you know why they cost so much, huh? :o)

  6. beautiful invites!!! so much talent in one person- it just isn't fair. hope you enjoy the wedding!

  7. Those look so great. I did something similar for my parent's 50th Anniversary. It is a lot of work!