I just love that Pinterest site. It has so many wonderful ideas! As the overexcited mom of an engaged son, I was on a search for the perfect invitation. I found several and showed them to my son and my daughter-to-be. They are both outdoorsy and very, very, simple informal people. I knew I didn't want to copy someone's invitation nor did I want to buy one either. But I read one tip on a blog that did it: " Find a free picture on a website that sells or shares stock photos..." or something like that. Perfect idea! I downloaded (for free) 5 pictures and created the card around those designs. I used watercolor paper and white card stock to print the cards on. Snapped a picture and messaged it to her. Eureka! She loved the first one I sent. Which means that she also chose my favorite! :)
When they came over to visit again, I pulled out all my card stock so she (they) could decide on the background color. Through my former investigating I found very neat pocket folder invitations with templates and directions.
She chose a brown/tan color- kind of like a Kraft paper and I, following the pattern, cut out the pocket folder. It really worked out!
Next was a trip to Joann's, Michael's, Staples, and then Wal-mart. But I couldn't find 12 x 12 Kraft card stock or any solid color card stock besides white and black for that matter. I also couldn't find any watercolor paper at a reasonable price. So it was time to re-evaluate. Back to the internet... I found a website where I could order a pack of 250 12x12 Kraft sheets for under $50 bucks- Woo Hoo! Next day I went to Office Max and found this super Stardust card stock- perfect. It even had envelopes to match. Super!!
Here they are; my son is cutting out the invitations while she is working on her college assignment. Such a cute couple......
Can't wait to see how this is going to turn out.