joyfully invited


My wedding invitations were one of my favorite DIY projects from our wedding, and since they were one of the first things I finished, they served as a starting point for the rest of my wedding design.

I wanted a clean, simple aesthetic with a touch of handmade and vintage to go with the overall vibe of our wedding.  I paired the free fonts KG Eyes Wide Open and Stilleto Skinny throughout the invitation and envelope, and I think they complemented each other beautifully!


I chose  A7 “paperbag” cards and envelopes from Papersource to be a basic backdrop for detailing and graphic text.  Next, with the help of two of my bridesmaids, I added a border at the top of the invitation using white cardstock and Martha Stewart’s Lace Doily Punch.  Finally, I stitched a simple border over the lace using my sewing machine.  (I used a standard sewing needle, but you can find a lot of techniques and tips online for other ways to sew with paper.)


I added some graphic elements, like these hand drawn wreaths from Besotted and this simple ribbon I created in Photoshop, to make a bold statement and work with the hand drawn look.


I did all of the printing, including the envelopes, with an HP Officejet Printer, and I was pleased with the results.  I hope you are too!