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I Think My Invitations are Finally Done! What do you think?

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Wow, it seems like this was the weekend for DIY projects! Ann & I must have been on the same wavelength or something...lol

 

Anyway, here they are at long last. I seriously need to get these out in the mail this week, so I'm hoping FI will like them when I show him tonight. I'm a little undecided about the ribbon on the front, but everything else I'm pretty set on. Nonetheless, please leave honest feedback and comments as I've only completed one and am still able to make changes! I have all the paper cut out and ready to go, so if this passes FI's inspection and you all think it looks ok it will be very simple to assemble and get in the mail...

 

Thanks to Christa for the inspiration and templates- you're a lifesaver Christa!

 

The pictures don't show the colors very well, so just in case you can't tell, it is all metallic paper- onyx metallic pocketfold invitation from cardsandpockets.com. I bought metallic cardstock from Discount Wedding Invitations, Vellum Paper, Vellum Envelopes, Card Stock Source - Paperandmore.com and cut my own mat, invitation backing, and insert cards. The metallic mat is crimson metallic, the invitation backing and insert cards are champagne metallic and everything is printed on platinum metallic vellum and attached with miniature silver brads. The envelopes they will be mailed in are champagne metallic and the response envelopes are crimson metallic. I'm hoping to get into a calligraphy class at Michael's this Saturday so i can address them a little fancier!

 

The part I'm not sure about is the ribbon. I had the hardest time finding something to match. I really wanted red, but have exhausted every craft store in Lansing trying to find something that would work. Finally, I decided to go with Ivory metallic wired ribbon from Hobby Lobby. I have folded the ribbon over and made a band using three miniature silver brads. I didn't like the way it looked tied at all, but if anyone has any suggestions of how to do something different or better with the ribbon on the outside I'd love to hear it!

 

Edited to add: Here's what I ended up doing for the front...

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sarah - i really like them. to be honest i can see the ribbon being red/maroon. i think id prefer the ivory even if you had the other. make sure you take one with you for your photographer to take pics :)

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wow - those came out GREAT! i love them - not sure i'd change anything! and i love the look of the brads - it just adds a nice finished touch. i might actually fine tune mine based on some of the details you have in your invites!

 

as for the ribbon - i think it looks great. the only thing i'd try is maybe folding the edge of the ribbon so it looks more "finished" but not sure you really need to do that, or if it would look any better.

 

awesome job!

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Sarah!! OMG, those look fantastic! I love the brad detailing on all of the pieces. I'm so glad my templates helped you...lets also thank Karla who originally shared hers w/me. Great job girl!

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Sarah, I love them!! They are so cute! I Really like everything! I don't think the ribbon looks bad at all. I'm doing these as well, I just haven't started yet. Now I'm very excited seeing yours! thanks for sharing! They look awesome!

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Sarah, I love them!! They are so cute! I Really like everything! I don't think the ribbon looks bad at all. I'm doing these as well, I just haven't started yet. Now I'm very excited seeing yours! thanks for sharing! They look awesome!
Make sure to hit Christa or me up for the templates when you start...saves alot of formatting time!

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they look great. I like all the brads and the sparkly look to the paper. and the ribbon in front is great. we have a band going around ours and there is a little circular thing with our monogram on it to cover the place where the two ends meet? could you do something like that if you are still unsure about the brads.

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