I used purchased pockets for the invitations, but used dies to cut and emboss the pieces of the invitation. The printing was foiled (by using a laser printer and then foil with a heat laminator - who knew you could do that at home?) I was particularly proud that we figured out how to use mail merge to put everyone's name on the rsvp card so we didn't have to have that silly looking line with the M___________ for people to fill in (or the "invisible number" on the back when the responder didn't fill their name out on the line) Don't know what I'll do with my time now that it's all over lol.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
My daughter is a teacher (hence the note pad) and her new husband is in construction (which explains the carpenter pencil), so we made our favors to reflect that. We made the note pads ourselves (using the Cinch binder) which allowed us to match our wedding papers as well as put a thank you note to the guests in it. We also had their contact information put on a business card and attached it with removable adhesive so it could be put in a Rolodex. Of course, I smudged out their address for publishing.
Here is the menu card from the wedding. I made it using a Tattered Lace (Dancing Couple) die. It is made to cut the couple completely out, which I didn't want it to do. I took my dremel and ground down the bottom edge of the die so it would remain attached to my purple card base. The menu was printed on Neenah ivory card stock in matching purple ink, then edged with a metallic silver pen. The menus were placed on the charger plates at the reception with "Reserved" cards I printed on matching parchment paper for the saved seats.