Monday, May 3, 2010

One Week Until My Wedding!!!

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!


  1. so pretty! love all the different papers! Congrats on the wedding! Enjoy every second, it will be over before you know it!

    found you on etsy forums, I hope you'll come visit me too!

  2. Love those! Congrats on getting married =)