Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stylish Stationery

My sisters stationery set - click to see larger size

This is the set of stationery I designed for my sisters wedding which is coming up this weekend. I *think* they turned out quite well - stylish, cheap and simple, just what she asked for. This was a good experiment to see if wedding design is something I might like to do as a career move - I quite enjoyed it and I like the outcome, but I would still love any feedback from blog readers out there to develop my skills further :) Critique away!

Here are some of the geeky technical points:

  • Everything can be printed on a normal home printer on A4 sheets - this whole set required one ream of thin white A4 cardboard
  • The square invite is a standard square envelope size (she bought hers on ebay)
  • The Thank You slip is DL sized, so they fit 3 to an A4 page and can be posted in a standard DL envelope
  • The OOS is A5, so you just print it on cardboard and fold in half as the cover
  • The only seperate part to stick on is the white box on the cover of the invite - this was stuck with glue to the left flap, but it could also be printed on a sticker sheet to seal the invite shut if desired
  • The whole thing cost about $100 - $150 for approx 90 invites

I am yet to release my own invite design to the world, partly because I want it to be a bit special and secret, and partly because I have changed it so many times it might be different come next Feb! But as a bit of a sneak peak, heres my Save the Date card so far:

If youre a DIY Bride (or should that be DIBride?) like me, for inspiration check out Luxe Paperie for funky ideas and colour combos, and KenzieKate for gorgeous and stylish invitation designs

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