I try to avoid re-posting, but yesterday's guide from YumSugar is too helpful not to. Courtesy of their website, check out how to make these great do-it-yourself invitations with just some every day stationery supplies, and one or two tools available at places like my own personal Disney Land, The Paper Source.
First of all, I have to point out, these invitations are for a couple, Elena and Sean, getting married in October 2009 (if you're currently engaged, don't freak out, it is more than early to be working on invitations, but way to be prepared) at Lake Tahoe. . .their colors are orange and fuchsia with wood and khaki accents. . .can you believe it? Sounds jarring, but you have to admit it's unique, and it's actually growing on me.
First step. . .they composed their invitation text in a Microsoft Word document with the details of the wedding. They used Edwardian Script ITC in size 16 and printed out their invitation text on colored paper.
Next, they removed the upper half of two envelopes to create a sleeve.
A third envelope was sealed and covered with the decorative paper. They then lined the inside of the side panels with the decorative paper and set aside. To create a three-piece folding panel, they turned over the sealed and covered envelope and glued the top flaps of the two other envelopes to the back.
Next, they cut some cardstock down to 1/4 of an inch smaller than the folded-closed invite and created three pieces, one for the center and two for the sides.
Now they're getting crafty! With the help of some scalloped scissors they cut the text pages out to be roughly 1/4 of an inch smaller than the colored-cardstock pieces . . .. . .mounted the text on to the colored cardstock with the glue . . .and set aside to dry.They used a branch-shaped hole punch to punch out branches on the remaining colored cardstock.
. . .and glued to the edges of the text/cardstock. After that they glued the center text cardstock to the middle panel of the invite and folded to close and tied it with matching ribbon.
They lined the inside of another envelope with decorative paper, slid in the folded invite and they were ready to send!
Voila! The finished product!