I first planned to buy an invitation kit at a craft store, but after searching endlessly, could not find one I liked enough to buy. I decided to add a little personal flare and design/make my own invitations. (I love designing and making stuff anyway) It's time consuming, but worth it! I love my invitations and they are special to me because I made them. I also like them better than even most professional invitations I've seen. And the best part is-it cost $0.70 per invitation, including reply cards.
Here are the four styles of my invitations (the paisley is my favorite)
I chose a simple design to cut down on the time. I ended up buying an invitation kit with plain white invitations because the thought of cutting down card stock and finding reply envelopes seemed daunting (and expensive-those little envelopes are not cheap!)
Materials I used:
- Gartner Studios Pearl White Invitation Kit (http://www.gartnerstudious.com/)- purchased at A.C. Moore
- Martha Stewart Crafts card stock-Evergreen (http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com/) - Purchased a Michaels
- Making Memories black & White textured ribbon tape - purchased at Michaels