So would you like to see what I've been up to for the last 3 months? Well it's been WEDDING MADNESS! A friend of mine asked if I would make her wedding invitations for her and of course that also included the RSVP card, the favors, ceremony programs, and thank you notes.....
The process started out with a meeting to discuss colors and basic ideas. Then I made 5 different invitations for her to preview. This lead to making the final decision on the layout and embellishments. After that I made one copy of the final product for her approval and then ordered the supplies. Once the supplies came in, my sister (who is an angel), came to visit for 5 days and she helped me cut, stamp, emboss, tie ribbon, glitter, and prep all the pieces for assembly. Then one Saturday in January, the bride and her friends came over and we assembled everything and stuffed the envelopes. WOW ~ what a job!
ETA: Even a year after this post, I am still getting questions about these pretty invitations. So here are a few notes I have passed on:
Finished card - 5 1/4" square
Card base size - 11 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Score marks for gate fold - 3 1/4" & 8 1/2" (the inside square should be 5 1/4")
Print your text for the inside of the invite on cardstock first (2 per page) and then cut to the size you need.
Since this is a square invite, the cost to mail is more. Also, this particular invite was pretty heavy because of all the layers and the magnet.
Tip: whatever invite you make (or buy), make sure you mail one to yourself with all the pieces (map, RSVP & return envelope) to make sure you have the proper postage and that you are happy with how it held up during mailing.
The finished RSVP & Thank You cards were 3 1/2" x 5" & used the same envelopes.
Envelopes - These are what we used:
Supplies: Stamps ~ Stampin' Up!; Cardstock ~ SU (black), Bazzill (Forget-me-not), Papertrey Ink (ivory); Ink ~ SU; Nestabilities; Stickles ~ Champaign; Ribbon ~ SU (vanilla), May Arts (velvet); Cuddlebug Embossing Folder.