Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My DIY Pocketfold Invitations

If you haven't seen me mention that I have a strict, self imposed wedding budget- then here it is. I have a strict, self imposed wedding budget. I refuse to spend a ridiculous amount of money on one day- and so I've been planning lots of DIY projects. 

I've been hitting up all the wedding blogs and trying to keep up but ultimately the wedding is going to be our own and so it's up to us to set the tone. We're both creative people so we're trying to do as much ourselves as we can.

So that brings me to invitations which, are surprisingly easy to do yourself. Mr. Rockit is an Illustrator/Photoshop Genius so we are creating our own templates and printing them out on cardstock bought at the craft store. I received a $100 gift card to Joann Fabrics which was the perfect gift- because that's $100 less I have to spend supplies. We spend about $50 of my gift card on the supplies and paper so far. Not bad.

I found a ton of tutorials online about how to do pocketfold invites on the cheap, and decided to do the first photo which you can do with 8.5 x 11 cardstock. Disregard that color and typeface- we're doing something different, but the template is great and cute. The card folds up to be about 5 x 7 which fits a regular greeting card envelope. The second image is my inspiration for the yarn added onto the paper. So here are some pictures below of my progress. 
Just gettin' started on these babies. 
. We're making it our own by adding personal touches like the button closures and the yarn across the top of the inserts. I got some supplies- like my fiskars paper trimmer thing which helps me cut straight lines- and a little edge rounder punch, and a paper scorer thing. 
The sweet little button closures were Mr. Rockit's idea- they are going to take a really long time to put on so I'm still debating them but they're just so adorable I think I may just have to do it.
If I don't do the button closures I'm considering just tying a little yarn bow around the invite.. what do you think?

Anyway, I'm pretty proud of them so far- I have a hundred and some more to make, but I'm starting super early so hopefully a little bit here and there will be enough to get the job done. 

1 comment:

  1. Great Job!! I love the button idea! It looks so pretty :)


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