Hi Everyone! I have to apologize profusely for dropping off the face of the planet!!! It has seriously been a full time job getting ready for my wedding. I guess that's what happens when you decide to DIY so much of it!!! I've been crazy busy and really productive though, so I wanted to share some of the things I've made for the wedding with you! A few of the items that I've created will have to wait until after the wedding because I don't want to spoil the surprise... I'll show you those after the honeymoon!
I had a lot of fun creating our escort cards. It really took me a long time to figure out what to do because I didn't want it to just be a name card with a table assignment. I wanted it to actual mean something, so I decided to get crafty and create handmade envelopes on different patterned paper. Inside each envelope my fiance Jeremy and I have written a personalized note. We know that we won't have a ton of time to spend with everyone, so we wanted them all to know how special they are to us.
So, how I actually made the envelopes... I got large sheets of beautiful handmade paper. I then created an envelope pattern on cardstock, cut that out, and used it as a template. After some tracing, cutting and gluing, I had my envelopes! FYI, I used two types of glue for this project. The main glue was a Kuretake 2 Way Glue Pen. This pen is great because it's a ball point pen that you just 'write' the glue on with. It starts out a pale blue color, but dries clear. You can use it either as a permanent glue by gluing and sticking or as a temporary adhesive (i.e. apply glue and leave it exposed until dry). The second glue was actually Fabri-Tac. Some of the paper that I used was a very fibrous cottony Indian paper. The Kuretake glue was too watery and just soaked right into the paper. The Fabri-Tac worked perfectly to combat that! Seriously... if you ever want to invest in an amazing glue that you'll find yourself using on EVERYTHING fabric related, buy some Fabri-Tac! You can purchase both glues at Michael's and most other craft stores.
I then used oval address labels to print the name and table assignments, stuffed the little notes inside the envelopes and sealed them with a gold heart sticker.
Okay, I'll post another DIY wedding project tomorrow! Have a great day everyone!