diy: will you be my…?

17 Aug

Yay for my first DIY wedding project! I thought it’d be fun to officially ask our friends to be a part of our wedding party by sending them a little note. Well, a cute little note turned into a mini scrapbook project (which I love I doing anyway). We used one of my kitchen chalkboards, a little park for the background, and some scrapbooking essentials: eyelets, stamps, and twine, etc. I love the classic “brown paper bag” look, so that’s the paper I decided to use, which goes perfectly well with the vintage/organic look that I’m going for. Check out the pictures below, and if future brides have any questions on how I made these, send me a message!

I love the whimsical look of the banner stamp, so I used the transparent ink, with blue and pink embossing power, and finally the heat embossing tool to create the look below. The photos are mounted to the paper using vintage-patterned tape, found at any local craft store (I bought everything from Michaels). Then two eyelets and some twine, and voila!

My favorite part of these little cards are actually the envelopes! The envelopes are also in “brown paper bag” from Paper Source. We printed the addresses on the envelopes from our own home printer using the Courier New font, which is my favorite font because it mimics the old-fashioned type-writer (notice the names printed in the old instant-label font ;)). The ‘handle with care’ and ‘paper clip’ stamps come from an assortment of Vintage Office rubber stamps. And finally, I LOVE getting personal mail, so we used several different stamps ranging from 0.01 to 0.29 cents, to give it the old postcard feel (my favorite part of the entire envelope).

We hope our friends enjoy receiving this as much as I had fun making them! πŸ™‚

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10 Responses to “diy: will you be my…?”

  1. Naomi Pel Dejesa August 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    very impressive, baby girl!!! makes more excited for this vintage occasion. gotta get me my vintage dress…and oh, gotta match it with sexy vintage shoes.

  2. kate August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    That’s soooo cute!!!

  3. Fatimah August 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    I love how creative you two are!!! And kudos to Ozzie for being so involved! πŸ˜‰ lol!

    p.s. does one of the zipcode have 6 numbers on them???

    • ozzieheartsnikki August 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

      lol yes fati! you have a crazy eye too! i hope my bridesmaid still gets the card tho lol

  4. Vernaleah Didier August 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Bravo kiddos loved it! Absolutely has a vintage -look and very original…can’t wait to see what you two can create on your wedding invitation….keep posting πŸ™‚

  5. rhoda ovalles August 19, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    You are super duper creative and artsy-fartsy!!! πŸ™‚ Absolutely LOVED the entire package (card and envelope)!

  6. Veronica Franklin August 24, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Very nice! Super creative! Love the photos!

    • ozzieheartsnikki August 27, 2011 at 9:39 am #

      Thank you so much. We have more in store so stay tuned.

    • ozzieheartsnikki September 12, 2011 at 11:48 am #

      We know this is late but Thank you! We have lots more in store!

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