>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am so happy to finally be able to share our invitations with you guys! They have been such a labor of love. There were so many times when I thought about giving up and just ordering invitations from a design company, but I knew if I could just find strength and look at the big picture it would all be worth it.

I had the writing printed at a print shop with the thermography machine, and they turned out FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!! I was so blown away by the price that I was given, because I was told and read about how expensive it was. I hand embossed all of the green damask elements on my invite. I also added the peridot Swarovski crystals just so I could have a touch of bling to the entire suite. All envelopes were hand written by me and the return address was a custom stamp. If you guys have any questions just ask and I will reply to your comment on this post.

{Cost Breakdown}
Paper:: $40 (100 sheets of Champagne Metallic 100lb.)
Thermography Printing:: $89.00 (60 sheets printed and cut to size)
Belly-Band Prints & Cutting:: $4.00
Brown Card Stock:: $2.50
Green Textured Paper (Belly-Bands)::$1.25
Swarovski Crystals:: $4.00
Custom Stamp:: $18
Postage:: $61.20
TOTAL COST:: $292.20
Total Cost Per Invite:: $5.13


Em January 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

I love them!! They look so so so good! Very professional. Your guests will love them!!

Nicole-Lynn January 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

WOW! They turned out SOOO pretty and EM is right, so very professional! I think you should open up an Etsy shop or something! :) Great job! I love the calligraphy and print below... may have to borrow that idea!

Nicole-Lynn January 26, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

P.S. I think the cost and the personal touches are fantastic!

JIN (J.Bride) January 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM  


Chocolate Lover January 26, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

Gorgeous! Amazing job!

honey my heart January 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

so amazing. i love all the fun green details. you did a great job!

Gonna Be His Mrs. January 26, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

I would never know they were DIY. Wow! Beautiful job! =)

Jaryce21 January 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

yAY jEANA! I'm so happy to finally see your work of art. I love love love it!! =)

Ghenet January 26, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

These came out soo great! I'm very impressed :o)

Born to be Mrs. Beever January 26, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

OMG, love them! They have very similar elements as my invites do. And I also added a rhinestone embellishment or two to jazz them up :) Very very pretty...nicely done!

Christin January 26, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

Congrat congrats congrats!

Meg January 26, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

They are beautiful, you did such a fabulous job!

Kenya F. January 27, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

O.M.Geeeeeee! Your invites are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I have to confess that I was never a fan of damask until I discovered your blog. Now I love them! You totally inspired me to do damask for my wedding. You are soo talented & amazing. You are my DIY She-ro! Where did you get your damask design from?

My Dream Ring January 27, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

Thanks you guys!!!

@Kenya: Thank you so much, you are so sweet! My damask stamp came from impress stamp.

Tara Gibson January 27, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

those are gorgeous!

Bee @ BP Wedding January 29, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

Your invitations are sooooooo beautiful!!! I haven't started on mine yet but I know for sure that I want pocketfold invitations too. You're amazing!

Ms. Chouette February 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Beautiful! I love the way they turned out, Very professional looking. Congrats on doing them and getting them out.

Design A-Peele February 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

those invitations truly are beautiful! I just love them!

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