19 July 2010

fabric invites

so when i mentioned wedding projects in the last post, i actually meant wedding shower projects. i have been waiting for this day for a long time:) i have been bookmarking the most fabulous party ideas in a folder with heather's name on it for years, but when the time actually came to throw this shindig, they just weren't fabulous enough!!! i mean i only have ONE sister, so it had to be amazing!
in keeping with my current obsession of fabric, buttons, and unexpected surprises...i KNEW that i wanted to do fabric envelopes--complete with a button closure and fabric-printed address labels that were sewn the front. my dilemma was coming up with an invitation that was just as cute! after googling it for a while, i came across this cute gift card holder...it was perfect!! and can i just say, that i want to be her sister too!?! she's amazing--i love it all!

a few tweaks, and these were born...
there were 4 little inserts with all the pertinent info behind the strip of trim/ribbon




every single one was different...it was sooo hard for me to choose a favorite! i wanted to take a picture of all 70. yes 70, see i'm crazy! but the day they had to be mailed turned crazy...

first the lady at the post office convinced me that they would never make it to the recipient without being severely damaged. she was not a fan of my cute buttons. she did not even say they were cute. instead she just gave me an ugly look and very short answers. she acted like she doesn't see me in there all. the. time. i could not bear to think of my weeks of work being destroyed, so i rushed home to make an "outer" envelope and cute envelope wraps.

while trying to package and photograph them, i recieved a call to help someone in need. totally cut into my picture-taking time, but so glad that i could help. so warning...the next few pictures are a little sketchy. they were taken in my lap, during the mad dash to the post office. {don't worry i wasn't driving!}they were just too cute to skip a picture.
let's just say, that i'm sooo glad i found a post office downtown that is open until 7:00! there was absouluetly no way i could have made the 4:30 closing time of the uptown office! did i mention that i even had the kids and orum helping trim strings and such!? oh, and then of course the lady at this post office said that the postage was different from the first. apparently, it was dependent on the weight of the button. yes, it was a crazy day!




the "outer" envelopes. if i were to do it again, i think i would have just sent them through! maybe i'll do a test one, just to see what would have happened! party pictures coming very soon...

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Those are so adorable. You are such an awesome sister!

sharpandkeen said...

i am in love with these! if you want to send a test one, i volunteer. (and I can just imagine the postal workers at the New Orleans post office providing their usual customer service.)

ArmyWifeLane said...

those are amazing!!!

Paula Drummod said...

hi, Congratulations! you are very capricious! I've been a long time thinking about my wedding invite and I was sure I wanted an envelope tissue made, because i love patchwork and all those things. I loved yours! Maybe I'll try something similar. Thank you!

Suzy said...

i love them...great job

Moma Maughan said...

i love this idea i am going to use them for my bridal luncheon. but i have one question what was the purpose of all four cards and what did they say?