Wedding Invitation BlitzBy
260 of anything is a lot, except maybe dollar bills.
But I’m not talking dollars today, I’m talking wedding invitations so 260 is a lot.
Our second daughter Chalisse, is engaged to be married in July and we couldn’t be happier for this lovely couple:
My family and friends all came out in droves to support the ongoing invitation making party I had last week. It’s so true what they say – many hands make light work!
There was anywhere from 3-8 people at any given time here all last week, working like crazy to accomplish this task for Chalisse and I. I had come up with an invitation concept using Chalisse’s wedding colors a few weeks ago and was excited about the idea but wasn’t excited to make 260 of them – that’s when I was rescued by loving people around me so willing to lend me a few hours and cut, punch, fold, pierce, stamp and paste. I’m truly amazed it’s all done!
Here’s what 90+ manhours accomplished:
I liked the pocket style invitation this year so I used 12 x 12 Crumb Cake cardstock, cut in half and folded to form a pocket for the invitation information, photo, registry card, etc. I scallop punched the folded edge and secured the pocket closed with the ribbon (non SU). The invitation itself was printed on vellum cardstock and attached to a stamped Whisper White piece (Bliss Stamp Set) and then to a Blushing Bride piece. We are putting their “official” wedding photo behind the vellum as we place them in envelopes.
The flower is my favorite part! When making the sample invitation, I ” leathered” 3 die cut flower pieces with the Fun Flowers die and Big Shot, and knew that nothing else was going to do, once I saw the finished sample. Even when I tried to imagine what it would be like creating 260 of these 4 layer flowers – nothing else would do! Hats off to my friends who endured tiny paper cuts and dyed hands while leathering these with me!!! Also, I have to mention that my son-in-law, Kevin, was a trooper in die cutting every single flower by himself – what a guy!
To finish today, here is one of my favorite photos from the engagement photo shoot: