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  • help making wedding invites

    we really want ours to be unique so we are doing them ourselves

    on ebay i have found a card and enveope supplier but just needed some help/ideas with what to stick on the front!

    we will be making around 60 invites as most people are in couples. we dont want to spend lots but we want them to look nice

    any ideas?
    xx

  • #2
    Go to a craft shop and look for toppers.There are many wedding themed ones to look at.
    https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


    http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

    Poisoned Apple Theatre - Handmade Crafts on Facebook

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    • #3
      A really simple idea is to get you and your partner to make thumbprints onto a piece of card - you use pink and he uses blue ink. You can then 'decorate' them. My friend put a veil on her thumb and make it into a bride bird(with legs of course!) and put a top hat on the blue one to make a groom. All you would need is card, the blue and pink ink and a black fine tipped pen for the detail. Just re-reading this it doesn't make much sense but ask if you need more assistance. To mount the prints onto the card you could cut a window and place it on the inside of the window or you could 3D mount it with sticky pads - the pound shop does them and they are great! Then just simple writing with wedding invitation on the front and you will have a simple but nice card.
      Hope this helps
      Lynsey
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      • #4
        thanks for the ideas

        i dont suppose you have any pics of the finger print cards....?

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        • #5
          Thats such a good idea!!
          https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


          http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

          Poisoned Apple Theatre - Handmade Crafts on Facebook

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          • #6
            I haven't but I will try and have a go at mocking some up and see if I can get a piccie posted for you. It might take me a couple of days but I'll try!!
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            • #7
              I started off my card-making life making my wedding invites and then made them for friends and friends-of-friends as a mini business for a while. My advice is to keep them really simple as you'll be bored silly with them by the time you finish - love Swirly's idea so simple and different.

              Couldn't find pics of any invites I've made but this badly-scanned Wedding Acceptance card I made could easily be changed to an invitation - just to give you another idea
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              • #8
                thank you everyone for the ideas. will show you some of my ';samples' soon!

                was hoping to incorporate my new fimo addiction lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nattynetty View Post
                  I started off my card-making life making my wedding invites and then made them for friends and friends-of-friends as a mini business for a while. My advice is to keep them really simple as you'll be bored silly with them by the time you finish - love Swirly's idea so simple and different.

                  Couldn't find pics of any invites I've made but this badly-scanned Wedding Acceptance card I made could easily be changed to an invitation - just to give you another idea
                  thats gorgeous were the bits just from a craft shop? and what glue is best? sorry for all the Qs!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by helenathena View Post
                    thats gorgeous were the bits just from a craft shop? and what glue is best? sorry for all the Qs!
                    Thank you

                    Yep all the bits were either from my stock (perks of having your own shop ) or our local craft shop - just some glitter card, mini mulberry roses, narrow ribbon and some tiny beads....the wording I printed out and stuck on.

                    As for the glue just simple old PVA tacky glue - it just needs holding in place for a few mins to make sure it bonds properly.

                    Look forward to seeing your creations!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by helenathena View Post
                      we really want ours to be unique so we are doing them ourselves

                      on ebay i have found a card and enveope supplier but just needed some help/ideas with what to stick on the front!

                      we will be making around 60 invites as most people are in couples. we dont want to spend lots but we want them to look nice

                      any ideas?
                      xx
                      Hi there,
                      In my line of crafting I make bulk cards (mainly corporate Christmas cards) so 60 cards is not too daughting. I would first look at the colour theme of the wedding and bridal gown - say burgundy, then look at the overall theme. Contemp of classic? Then finally look at the flowers. These key features will help create an overall mood of the wedding. For example, classic, burgundy and ivory with touches of gold and roses = cream board card, smaller gold rectangle near the top, overlayed with a smaller cream rectangle, then a paper tea rose . A tip for you is to cut everything out first and essemble them , them stick them onto the cards, that way tou know where your at.If you need any more hints just let me know - I'm happy to help.
                      Good Luck

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                      • #12
                        I would suggest to keep it simple....

                        60 invites is an ok figure... Here are some suggestions:

                        * Make sure you write a personal note on each card in your own handwriting.

                        * Place your own fingure marks using chocolets... really works ... give a personal attention.

                        You might laugh but this works..

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                        • #13
                          Hi I will try and upload pics of samples of wedding invites I Have made in the past to help you with ideas

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                          • #14
                            Hopefully here is the image I promised you of the bride and groom fingerprint birds!
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                            • #15
                              My wedding invites:

                              http://www.quilledcreations.com/quil...sort=1&cat=500

                              I bought some card inserts that we then printed on ourselves and carefully glued into place.
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