I think for the most part I am an introvert. I love to be alone, comfortable spending a weekend alone, and am overwhelmed by large groups of people.
Sometimes I find it odd that I like to throw parties so much....I think I love the planning, prep, menu planning, decorating, and hosting part of it.
The other day my mom told me that she was throwing a wedding shower and I immediately perked up and asked her if I could make anything for it.
We ended up making the invites.
I found out the two main wedding colors and then went shopping!
Handmade invites are so simple, fast to put together, and extra special in my opinion.
I used my cricut for part of the invites.
I found plain envelopes at JoAnn that were a little larger than 5x7 so that I could make my invites 5x7 and not have any fit issues.
The wedding colors are grey, blush, and a raspberry color.
I found a pack of paper at Michael's that I instantly loved. It was full of those colors but also had some oranges, pinks, and cremes.
Since I had so much of the patterned paper I decided to line my envelopes for the first time.
Super easy....will do it on everything from now on!
Basically you deconstruct an extra envelope to create a template.
All of the invites have a flower detailed blush background paper that is thick.
Then comes the grey and white polka dot border.
Each invite has a different band on top of the grey paper and envelope liner.
I printed the wording on a textured cardstock.
While working on this project I was wishing that my job was so choose fonts....I can't get enough.
I mean....someone has to do that. Maybe I could moonlight as a nail polish namer as well.
Once I printed the wording onto the paper I put it in my cricut and it did the detailed cut outs on the edges.
The top white paper is attached with thick foam stickers so that it is raised up a little for some extra dimension.
I stamped the back of each of them with a "crafted by" stamp.
I am in the market for a stamp that has my name and blog....still haven't found the perfect one.
It was a fun day project to put together, I had my helpful mom with me and it was fast and easy!