To begin with, I should tell you that we had about 50 invitations to go out. I was not really interested in spending a lot on my invites and I am neither crafty nor overly involved in DIY projects. So I was in a bit of a pickle.
I decided to venture into Michael's craft store on a whim, hoping to find those all-inclusive DIY package things, but found nothing I really liked. And then it just came to me out of nowhere.
I hauled my butt to the paper crafts section and picked up 2 Martha Stewart paper punches which were both on sale. I got them both for $10. There was a pretty nice selection of these there with a lot of different images. However, we are getting married in a garden setting in Hawaii, so I chose a pretty flower petal design.
Next, I made my way to the DIY invitation section where I picked out chocolate brown A7 card stock. I bought 5 packages for a total of $10.50. I bought cream colored A7 envelopes - 5 packages for a total of $9.80. Then I bought cream colored A6 card stock. I ended up buying 6 packages of these since I intended to print on these and knew I would mess up a couple times (and oh, did I). These came out to $12.60. Lastly, I purchased a package of 50 notecards with envelopes in cream for $7 at Hobby Lobby.
Total so far is around $50.
I then purchased scrapbooking tape - 3 rolls for $12.
Awhile back, I had been looking online for custom paper. I don't know why I did it, but I'm glad I did. I bought a sheet of Aubergine-colored handmade mango leaf paper for $2.80 + $10 for shipping (which you can find here: