Monday, April 26, 2010

Wedding Invitation Progress

I have two boxes of invitations...


150 Accommodations Insert Cards done...



150 Reply Insert Cards done...



150 Directions Insert Cards done...


150 Reply Envelopes Printed...



Bag of 150 Belly Bands...


I have been working on my brother's wedding invitations like crazy! I am trying to get the completed invites mailed out to them by the middle of May so they have time to address the envelopes and mail them out. In case you missed it, here is the completed version of the invite. I am making 150 invitations for them. This has been a lot more work than I anticipated. I wish I had counted the hours I put into making them. The hardest part was making the pockets on the inside of the invitation. All that scoring and fighting with the card stock to get it to stay in place was very tedious. I worked this past week on tying the brown ribbons onto the actual invitation, and that alone took me 4 hours, and I ended up with very sore fingers from trying to work with that tiny ribbon! I've gone through 5 ATG gun adhesive refills and 2 toner refills in my printer. But it's all worth it in the end, I think they are going to turn out great and I know that my brother & his fiance appreciate it. All I have left to do is stuff the inserts into the invites and finish cutting the daisies. One daisy goes on the inside and one on the belly band on the outside of the invitation. I need 300 daisies to complete the invitations and as of today, I have 60. I already have them embossed, just need to cut them out. I am feeling pretty good about that, I can cut out about 25-30 in an evening just sitting and cutting while I watch (listen) to TV. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week! Oh... I updated my dog photos on the right -------> Aren't they cute!?

5 comments:

Janice W. said...

Awesome invites Heidi! I think you need to celebrate when they receive them all, safe and sound. Your doggies are so cute!!

Laura said...

Looks fantastic! What a great gift to your brother and sister-in-law to be. Let me know if you need help finishing. I wouldn't mind cutting out some daisies.

Annette said...

WOW Heidi!! These are absolutely gorgeous,they are so professional looking. The pocket design is awesome, what a great way to display all the different pieces. Your brother and his fiance are so lucky to have you! These are so stunning they might want your help in a few years with baby announcements!

Susan said...

I think you are doing an amazing job with the invitations. They look so professional. Job well done Heidi! You should be proud! Yes your fur babies are cute.....who could resist those faces...adorable!

rubberstampinzone said...

Heidi,
Amazing! As the others said. very professional looking. Of course they would be though. After all. You are the queen of all things crafty. And a pro at embossing. They are perfect invitations. What a lucky guy your brother is to have you for a sister.
The new pictures of your fur babies are too sweet. What cuties!!
It's been fun following the progress with the invitations. I'll bet you will let out a huge sigh of relief when they are completed. That is what you call a labor of love : )