Posting will likely be pretty light over the next few days because I'll be with family (and David!) until Sunday. I figured I should probably go ahead and post about the invitation mock-up I made since I left you all with a teaser almost a week ago! David actually had an opinion on the styles of invitations he preferred when we looked at some samples at one of the bridal fairs we went to, so I tried to incorporate the things he liked.
I started by making a template with just printer paper, so I would know what size I needed to make each of the pieces. My very first "mock-up" (if you can call it that) looked like this:
I used the sizes to design the templates for each of the inserts in Word, and then printed them on cardstock. I made a pocket folder type piece using pretty damask scrapbooking paper:
I apologize for the ugly editing!
I decided after I tried it that I don't like the heart tag, so it will be a square shaped tag with our monogram instead.
I have no idea what I want to do with the back yet, so I played around a little bit with one of the stamps I want to incorporate. I have three stamps I really like, and I'd like to include them somehow (and I think the actual inserts could use more embellishing):
I think I'll back the biggest piece with heavier cardstock, or else use a darker pink invitation jacket, similar in style to these:
What do you think? I know it's a very early version of the final product, but hopefully you can picture what I'm going for. I'm excited to play around with it more. I think that's the main reason I wanted to DIY our invitations - so I could keep adjusting details until we love them!
Are you DIYing/did you DIY your invitations? How many mock-ups or trial runs has it taken/did it take you to get them just right?