Wednesday, December 01, 2010

presenting: our Star-ry invitations

My pride. My joy. My babies. Our invitations. :D

I've beaming with joy with the our invitations. This is the biggest DIY project that I've done and I'm actually not sure at first that I can successfully manage to complete it. And yet here they are! Isn't obvious that I'm really happy with them? I'm proud to say that I've conceptualized everything in this project. Sure I did ask that Topher thinks, but knowing myself, I'm my own worst critic. So me being this happy is something else. I can't help but gush every time I've finished assembling one.

I decided on the color scheme, where to buy the paper, creating the pocket folds, designing the main invites as well as the 3 inserts. I created the map on the 2nd insert as well! Ha! Had to cut and measure everything precisely. I had to make sure that the "titles" (Entourage Cards, Location Map and Reception) on the 3 inserts will be precisely in line with each other when placed on the pocket. Designed the monograms and had it cut and adhered to their mats.

So without further ado, here are the invitations:

But wait, if you personally know me and you think you'll be invited to our wedding, close this window! NOW! I still want you to gush over our invites when you personally received them, okay? For everyone else, enjoy!

(Silver A7 envelopes at the background)
(Main Invitation)
(Entourage Card)
(Location Map)
(Reception Card)
I smudged our last name for security purposes (scared of identity theft!) I designed the invitations' main card and 3 inserts using Adobe Photoshop. Fonts used are: Saffron Too for the script and Trajan Pro for the serif.

I initially didn't plan on placing a note on the Reception Card telling that a small/enveloped gift is preferred, but then Topher had to remind me that not everyone have access to the internet especially the oldies (planned to put the preferred gift at wedsite). So I included a note that states that we preferred small gifts that we can bring back here in Chicago after the wedding. I didn't explicitly put "monetary" or "enveloped" words because we still want to receive small tokens from guests!

20 comments:

atsushiandmarjorie said...

i like! :)
galing. i couldn't have done this by myself :)

lynne said...

hi aleng! ganda! parang pro gumawa ;)

ålêng said...

hi Marj and Lynne! ;) Thanks for liking the invites! Happy that you liked them too!

LA + AJ said...

weeeeeeeee!!! ganda sis ng invitations! parang professional na! ;-) congrats sis sa pagtapos ng super big project mo na ito :) i love it!!! super ganda!! :) tama yun april bigay mo na sa guests :D and..best of all..hindi sumakit ang ulo mo sa invites! :)

ålêng said...

Thanks LA! Super big project nga, buti maaaga din natapos. Hahaha. Yeah, bigay ko na sa kanila by April para ma-excite sila lalo for the wedding! hihi. Katuwa ka naman, talagang may time pa for commenting on blogs! :)

raema1208 said...

ganda ng invites mo sis!!! super like!!!

ålêng said...

hi raema1208/mhye! thanks for liking! All the hard work paid off. :)

Vanessa said...

Wow, Aleng! Congratulations on the fruit of your hard work! Everything looks just that way you planned it ;) I hope I can do this when my time comes... *winks*

ålêng said...

hi Vee! yep, labor of love talaga. :) I'm pretty happy how everything turned out, na-execute naman on how I planned it. I'm sure you'll be able to do one, baka better pa. Crafty girl ka din eh. Hehe.

Jhan said...

It's lovely Sis Aleng! Galing mo naman!

rveeandcheri said...

Nice invites sis!!!! sana I have the luxury of time to create our invite to hehehe.

Panalo talaga ang invites mo parang gawa ng pro...pwede mo n maging business yan hahaha.

Happy preps!

Kisses,
Cheri

ålêng said...

hi Jhan, and Cheri, thanks girls for liking the invites! :D It meant a lot that you liked them as well.

Didds said...

Found your site in a google search for DIY invitations - they look FANTASTIC! I can only hope mine come out as well :)

How did you print them? At home on an inkjet or did you pay to use a colour laser printer? How did you find it printing on the linen paper?

ålêng said...

hi Didds,thanks for the nice words! :) glad you liked them. I had it printed on a regular home inkjet. I used an HP 3in1 printer. It was breeze printing it on the linen paper. No smudges at all!

Trixie said...

I am so proud of you sis. :) My H2B and I are also looking at making our own invites. Congratulations on this! A blessed and abundant married life to you and your hubby! :)

pinaynursetraveller said...

hi ms aleng! Im a fan of your DIYs. you work like a pro! im getting married too and ive been trying to make the rosary, wish me luck. btw, may i know what is the size of your card? thanks much

ålêng said...

hey Trixie, good luck on your invites! ;) I hope my blog is helping you guys! :)

pinaynursetraveller, the cards fits a 5x7 envelope! :)

pinaynursetraveller said...

thanks aleng for the reply. I hope this is not too much to ask but may i know what are the dimensions of your main invite and the inserts? what papers did you use for the card and envelope? and lastly, how did you made your map?tried using powerpoint but didnt like the outcome. thanks for the help.:)

ålêng said...

@pinaynursetraveller, the dimensions are in a separate post: http://aleng21.blogspot.com/2010/10/pocket-fold-mock-up.html

I did everything (including the map in Photoshop.

mertz marge said...

hi aleng your invites are perfect i want to do the same may i know the sizes of the inserts? thanks and God bless your!!

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