Create Your Own Invitations!

| May 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

In this day and age everyone is looking for a way to stand out; or at least that was the case for me when I was planning my daughter’s first birthday party. Sure there were tons of cute, and reasonably priced premade invitations, but I wanted something unique, that would immediately grab my audience’s attention. I mean, a person only turns one once, so I wanted to make the most of it. To me it’s the little details that matter, and I just couldn’t find those little details that I was looking for… so I decided to create my own invitations!

This DIY project was relatively inexpensive, and surprisingly did not take up much of my time- which is key for any parent of a 12 month old! I first decided what kind of theme and color scheme I wanted to go with, and used that as a starting point. (I had decided on a lavender, black, and gray butterfly theme.) To save some time, I ordered precut cardstock from a vendor off of the fabulous website etsy.com. For those of you unfamiliar with Etsy, it’s a website where homemade goods are bought and sold; and I just love it! After ordering my cardstock, I continued my search on Etsy for some of those “little details” I wanted to incorporate so much.  I found adorable tiny butterfly cut outs for super cheap, and super cute hearts, that I was able to customize the colors to fit my theme. Once I received all of my supplies, I used a stamp to outline the invitation information, and then filled in the information by hand. Stamps can be picked up at your local craft store for around $10, or of course, ordered online. I glued my “little details” onto the stamped cardstock, and voila, the invitations were complete!

As an added “little detail” I stamped a butterfly on the back of every invitation. I knew that not everyone would see them, but for those guests that did, they would have a nice little “extra” waiting to greet them.

These invitations were so easy and fun to make. I highly recommend making your own. Since it does take a little time to receive custom orders for your supplies, the only bit of advice I would give, is to start planning early so you are not rushed, and you can truly enjoy your time working on your personalized invitations. I received tons of compliments on the invites and I even heard some guests say that they never would have thought to make their own invitations. Now, that’s the way to set the stage for a party with some “Wow” factor!

Category: Apartment Life, College Life, Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining, Holidays, Special Occasions

About Amber: Amber is the Social Media Manager for For Rent Media Solutions™ and has been with the company since April 2007. In her role, Amber helps execute and optimize a social media strategic plan across multiple channels, as well as manages the company's social media product. This would include blogs, social networks, video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time building relationships with consumers, social media influencers, and bloggers to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. Amber is also an avid lover of goat cheese and bacon (separate or together; it doesn't matter). She is also obsessed with Pinterest and puppies.

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  1. Apartments in Raleigh, NC says:

    A little artistically challenged, but I will definitely try this out. Thank you for posting good suggestions like this. Practical, as well.

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