Aug 08 2011

Growing Green Wedding Invitation

Well, the wedding was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  The ceremony was engaging and heartfelt.  The weather was perfectly nice for outdoor pictures, the reception room was decorated beautifully, food was excellent!  Many people came up and told us that this was the best wedding they had ever attended.  No one was wanting to leave…  My son, Ross, and his new wife, Allie, were so happy with the results of all the planning!  Here is their picture at the Rehearsal Dinner.


I have MANY pictures, of course.  Over the next week I'll be sharing the stamping items I did…mixed in with some of the wedding photos, of course.  I used almost Stampin' Up! items exclusively…except for the navy polka dot ribbon that we didn't carry.  Their colors were Night of Navy and Melon Mambo, with some Pumpkin Pie accents since my son loves orange!  I'm starting with the wedding invitation.  I made over 150 of them.  Our attendance ended up around 205 for the reception…a few more who attended the wedding at the church only.


The pocket folder was made from 12×12 Night of Navy.  On the outside, I stamped the images from Stampin' Up!'s Growing Green in the bottom left and top right corners with Night of Navy Classic Ink.  The belly band is Melon Mambo stamped with the images in Night of Navy and wrapped around and secured with Sticky Strip.  I designed the logo for Ross and Allie with Photoshop so that the initials intertwined.  We used this logo a lot on various items from the wedding.  The outside envelope was also stamped with the Growing Green images in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie.  The details were all printed on Shimmery White cardstock.  I was able to find a place that also sold the Shimmery White outside #10 envelopes and response card envelopes…they matched the paper perfectly!


EDIT:  Since I've been getting a ton of requests, here are the measurements:  The Night of Navy pocket portfolio measures 10 1/2" wide x 9 1/4" tall.  The width is scored at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 and the top and bottom of the 2 1/2" tab is secured with Sticky Strip to form the pocket.  This fits perfectly in a #10 sized standard size long envelope.  The invite Melon Mambo panel is 3 3/4 x 9 and the Shimmery White invite panel is 3 1/2 x 8 3/4".  The Reception card Melon Mambo panel is 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 and the Shimmery White panel is 3 1/4 x 8".  The response card is a standard postcard size.  The belly band is 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 1/4 is overlapped and adhered together with Sticky Strip under the front monogram.  All the printing was done on my home computer and I did cut everything with my big trimmer.  I just didn't trust the printers to not mess up my Shimmery White cardstock!  lol!



Inside has a pocket on the left side that held the Response Card and envelope, the Reception/Accommodation details and directions to the church and reception.  On the right was the information about the wedding.  Again I used the logo in the upper right corner and stamped the flowers from Growing Green in Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo in the bottom left corner.  It was layered on Melon Mambo.


The Reception/Accommodation card matched the design of the wedding invite, as did the Response card and envelope.


Here is the assembly of all the invitations!  Quite a project!



I used a LOT of Melon Mambo cardstock in the wedding as you will see…probably over 12 packages!  I'll have to go back and count…I kept having to order more!  Stay tuned for more projects from the wedding!

21 People have left comments on this post

Aug 8, 2011 - 11:08:46
Christyne said:

This is STUNNING! Would you mind sharing the measurements for the folder? I'm currently doing "save the date" cards for a bride and will be moving on to the invites. I think she would LOVE this design!

Aug 8, 2011 - 11:08:07
sharon wheet said:

How fabulous!  I love the inter-twined initials! and I love how you added little bits of pumpkin pie!  I can't wait to see more photos!  Very elegant and professional looking!

Aug 8, 2011 - 11:08:30
Rolanda Patton said:

Lovely invitation!!! What size envelopes were used to send this invitation??

Aug 8, 2011 - 12:08:44
Kim Howard said:

Connie:  The invitation packages are stunning, what a wonderful gift you have given your son & DIL creating these beauties!!!

Aug 8, 2011 - 12:08:42
Noel said:

Connie, these are absolutely stunning!  Thank you so much for sharing on sudsol.

Aug 8, 2011 - 01:08:50

Connie, these are beautiful!  What a tremendous job you did!  Can't wait to see what else you made.  What a happy couple!  TFS!

Aug 8, 2011 - 02:08:39
Traci Tracy said:

Oh my! These are truly stunning. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and meaningful project. The  invitations are elegant. I'm looking forward to seeing your other creations.   

Aug 8, 2011 - 02:08:35
Beth said:

Connie….the invitations are gorgeous….I am getting remarried and love this style….would you be willing to tell me the measurements?  You can email…
Thanks, Beth

Aug 8, 2011 - 05:08:59
Liz Shultz said:

Beautiful invitations and couple!  Congratulations to you (for making it through another wedding) and the happy couple!

Aug 8, 2011 - 06:08:49
Maggie said:

Connie, These are stunning! I am getting ready for my son's wedding in May of 2012, sure hope mine turn out as nicely as yours.

Aug 8, 2011 - 06:08:59
Connie in FL said:

Connie, you did a terrific job on these invitations. I am sure there will be plenty of people who will be CASEing these beautiful creations as well as plenty of people who wish they had the talent to create something similar. Many thanks for sharing!
Connie in FL

Aug 8, 2011 - 06:08:55
Angela said:

     Just beautiful! I would love to have the details on the invite's. LOVE THEM! 🙂

Aug 8, 2011 - 08:08:44
Rose Kerry said:

Your invitation is beautiful, having just done the same thing for my daughter I can appreciate all the love that goes into a special project like this.  I love it when the invitees ohh and ahh and find out that "the mom" made them!!!  Can't wait to see more pic's, they are a lovely couple.

Aug 8, 2011 - 08:08:14
Robin K said:

awwww….how sweet!  Great work!  I'm following for sizes….lol

Aug 8, 2011 - 08:08:00
Alicia said:

These are beautiful!!  I've been looking online for ideas for my invitations…I love your designs!  How did you do the logo in Photoshop? And, did you print these yourself? Would love any info! 🙂 🙂

Aug 8, 2011 - 09:08:23
Linda Pittman said:

Your wedding invitations were simply stunning!  Awesome job!

Aug 8, 2011 - 11:08:52
Renee said:

These are so beautiful!  I'm glad they had such a wonderful day.  Look forward to seeing more goodies from the day.

Aug 9, 2011 - 12:08:38
Cathy Dawe said:

Connie… I'm glad the wedding was WONDERFUL!!  The invitations are stunningly beautiful!!  You did a fabulous job on them. 

Aug 9, 2011 - 10:08:06
Linda Tarolli said:

You created a beautiful invitation. I appreciate all the work because we just did one for DS and his fiance. So much cutting and gluing but worth it for the unique results.

Aug 10, 2011 - 12:08:15
Christyne said:

Thanks for the updates with info!!!

Aug 31, 2011 - 04:08:18
Juli Smith said:

Connie – the whole wedding stationery suite is AMAZING!  THANK YOU for sharing everything – and especially for giving the dimensions!  I am working on a family friend's invites and needed some more layout ideas.  See you on Sudsol!  Juli Smith