I have been pretty distracted from working, blogging and the like, but I have a good reason. I was working really hard designing my marriage announcements and party invites. My boyfriend and I decided to go down to the courthouse and make it official. I'm post pics of that later, this is all about the invites. We are having a Latin themed party in May, so I based the invites off Papal Picado which I spoke about last week. I plan to use them as the visual theme for the party.
So I designed the announcement and then carefully cut them out of fuchsia tissue paper. Then I lightly tacked them to a textured piece of 8.5x11 paper with a glue stick. It was painful and took way longer than I thought it would, but I loved the idea so much that I couldn't not do it. However, the list continued to grow and I was on a deadline,(I only had 2 weeks from the time we made the decision to when the announcements went in the mail) so I did print half of them on the paper instead of cutting them out. I still feel a little disappointed about that, but my fingers are happy about it. The announcement went into a large curry envelope with multiple bright stamps including a latin jazz stamp and then I created a wrap around address label with a hint of the design inside.
The party invites are a little more down to earth, parts of the announcement design printed on paper in coordinating shades. I am really happy with the way they turned out and was very excited to see that everyone liked them just as much.