It was relaxing making these invitations and they cost $17.00. $13.00 were spent on clear labels, something I was not planning on using. I wanted to handwrite the information on each card but when it came down to it, I was not digging the way it looked so I came up with a new plan (use clear labels!) The cardboard was FREE--when I was at Michaels, the Scrapbooking papers were divided by these cardboard cut outs and I thought..hmm..how perfect! The lovely sales associate told me to help myself since they would only be thrown out, so I did! I bought the berries and rafia for about $4.00 total. I used more Scrapbooking paper I had in the"craft corner" of our spare bedroom.
My suggestion--decide ahead of time if you want to handwrite the information or print out the text onto the actual invite and stick to your original plan :)
I did not have the option of printing since I changed my original plan after the invitations were constructed entirely, berries and all! (It would have saved me $13.00..oh well, lesson learned!) I am still very happy with how they came out and I hope these pictures do them justice!
Enjoy these images:
|Second page of the invitation which shared the directions|
|Final package minus the envelope|