Linking up with Stephanie today to show y'all my Invitation DIY from Pinterest!
I'm not really sure what gave me the bright idea to line all 85 of our invitation envelopes, but I did. It took forever but I think it made a huge difference in the appearance of our invitations. You can see the whole invitation here...
I searched Pinterest for how to do the lining exactly and found this pin....
Overall, it was pretty simple, just time consuming.
What you'll need:
a piece of scrap paper
double sided tape (I used a glue stick)
1. First, trace your envelope on a scrap piece of paper.
2. Use your ruler to make a pattern slightly smaller than the tracing. You want to leave enough room for the adhesive strip. I also used the envelope again and just slid it down slightly from the first tracing to trace the top line again inside the lines.
3. Cut out the pattern and trace it on the opposite side of your decorative paper.
4. Cut out the traced shape from the decorative paper.
5. Place the paper in the envelope and fold the crease. Then, remove the paper and apply the double-sided tape to the back of the paper.
6. Carefully put the paper back in the envelope and press to seal the paper to the envelope. All done!
Then when it came time to address them, I remembered that I had pinned something at the beginning of my planning about "faking" calligraphy. So in order to save money on paying a calligrapher, I tried this out.
Unfortunately, this pin didn't lead directly to any directions, but luckily the picture was self-explanatory.
I downloaded the font I wanted from dafont.com, made a template of our envelope in Microsoft word, changed the color to a lighter pink and printed away.
This was before I wrote over it...
Then I used a hot pink papermate marker pen and wrote over all 85 addresses.
It's really hard to tell the difference from the pictures. But in person it made a huge difference and alot of people asked me if I did that myself or if I paid someone to do it. Which means, people noticed!!
I really think these 2 very time consuming details were worth it!! I was so happy with how unique our invitations were!