Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY: Hand-Stamped Invitations

As you may or may not know, my little sister recently got engaged. I am so excited for her! Without getting all mushy, just let me say her fiancĂ© is one lucky guy and I fully support this union. And you know I'll be writing all about it as events unfold.

The wedding date is coming up fast: they will be married this July in San Antonio, Texas. As her maid of honor (yes, thank you, please hold your applause), I have jumped right into the planning of things, starting with a wedding shower in our hometown next month. 

And because I never do anything the easy way, I decided to hand make the invitations. Most of the products I used came from my new favorite store, Paper Source.

Materials (full list at the end of the post):

 Blank invitation:

 Envelope liners are a bit frivolous but I just love that pop of purple.

I cut regular white card stock down to place card size to make a small insert that lists the places Eva is registered. Emily Post probably would not approve but I figure if people are going to get gifts, it doesn't hurt to herd them in the right direction. I'd rather be a bit gauche than have Eva end up with six tea kettles.

I used a small sponge dauber dipped in water to seal the envelopes. I hate the taste of envelope glue and am secretly afraid that it's poison. I really don't want to die that way.

Now all that's left is to put them in the mail! I'm kind of proud of them though, so I might have trouble letting go. It was a fun project and I am fully available to make invitations for anyone else with a party coming up soon. Seriously.

Product List
Lovebird clear stamps (from a set from Hobby Lobby)
ColorBox Dye Ink in Deep Grape
LePen in Brown
A2 scallop cards in luxe white
A2 envelopes in paper bag
A2 envelope liners in beet
Plain white cardstock (from Michael's)


  1. Ellie, those are beautiful and so classy and elegant! I hadn't heard the exciting news...Congrats little sister!!

  2. Cute idea!! Makes it that more special:) Good luck with everything!!!

  3. thanks sister dear, they are quite adorable :) I am looking forward to the festivities!

  4. All I can say is...."Awwww!" :)

  5. Hey Ellie! Congrats to your little sister (I think I met her on Skype last April :-)) These next months will be busy with preparations...oh what fun! Enjoy!!!

  6. Love the color!!! Looks like you had fun!


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