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DIY Project – Invitation (Red)

Posted on: August 19, 2009

diy_invitations_redTo Make These Invitations…

Supplies bought at Archiver’s, The Photo Memory Store, Donahue Paper Emporium, Michael’s

Supplies Used:
Curious Metallic Paper in Galvanized
Neenah Paper in Red Linen, White Linen, Black Linen
Wonder Tape
Tombo Mono Adhesive
Epson Stylus Photo 1400
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Marvy Circle Punch
EK Success Circle Cutter
Fonts: Goudy Old Style and Porcelain

Choose a size that is cost effective and will allow you to get the most cuts out of a sheet of paper without a lot of paper waste.

Print the pieces of the invitations at home on a nice color printer which will allow you to add color to the invitations without having to pay a lot for color prints from a professional printer.

Take stacks of paper to a place like Kinko’s or Office Depot that can cut through a whole stack of paper at once.

My invites were made by using two sheets of red paper per invitation. One sheet was scored like a gatefold. The other was scored in half with a triangle cut out from one side. This piece was then glued to the right side flap of the first piece to create a pocket.

I designed the pieces in the pocket so the were each 1/2 inch wider so they would stack and the titles on each card could be read.

I created a band with a circle that had the wedding date on it which slid over the invitation to keep it shut and flat.

[via Style Me Pretty]

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