Project 366: Day 65, 03-05 DIY Invites

Just finished up another DIY wedding project and so excited about them. Sheila and I are hosting a bridal shower for Cory’s cousin Brittney this summer. Her colors are pink, lime and orange, so I tried to incorporate within the invites.

I saw this amazing DIY chevron invitation suite on Wedding Chicks and thought it would be a great way to tie in Brittney’s colors in a trendy way. The suite is amazing because you can choose from great colors and customize your copy.

For Brittney’s invites, I edited the chevron stripes and then designed the invitation part with some free fonts online. I included a special surprise card for guests and used glassine envelopes and confetti that I had leftover from another DIY wedding project (thanks, Danice). To finish, I created some simple wrap address labels with the chevron design to tie things together.

What do you think?

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Project 366: Day 57, 02-26 Wedding Album

So, I spent some quality time working on our wedding album on Blurb. We flipped through it on our 1 year anniversary and couldn’t get past the first page without tears…not because we were feeling nostalgic, but because the perfectionist in me couldn’t fathom the fact that I forgot a title page in the book!

Cory didn’t even notice, but since I made this album in the same style as our engagement and Vietnamese ceremony albums, I wanted them to be all consistent…and both of those had title pages with the date, location, etc. The wedding album had nothing…not even a date to remind Cory each year.

I was so upset about my mistake, it was still in the box until this morning (4 months). This morning, I got over it (until I can afford to redo it and reorder, anyway). So, now, instead of sitting in a box, it’s sitting proudly on our mantle with the others.

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Project 366: Day 52, 02-21 Kelsey’s BM Gift

I opened up the cutest gift today from Kelsey. Pix below, but such a cute way to kick things off with her bridal party! She has always been so creative, so not surprised at all to see all the cute touches.

Adorable rustic chic jewelry box wrapped in a mesh leopard bow and a kraft card attached:

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Personalized inside with photo of the two of us from my bachelorette party, info cards and a Ring Pop!

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Close-up of the info cards that shared wedding details, wedding party intros, attire, wedding inspiration board and contact info:

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Kelsey just sent me this pic. Apparently booze wasn’t allowed in the shipment, but she was going to include some prohibited Pama and recipe for a Pama champagne toast! Love.

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Isn’t this such a cute idea for bridesmaids? It reminds me of the cards I sent my lovely ladies (inspired by this post by Elise of enJOY it on Elizabeth Anne Designs), but WAY cuter!

Did you do anything special to ask your friends to be in your bridal party or have you received anything unique yourself? Leave a comment to share!

Project 366: Day 16, 01-16 DIY M

We spray painted a gaudy deeeeeeeep gold M into a softer “Champagne Nouveau” gold for our entryway.

Krylon worked wonders! I want to spray paint everything now! What was the last thing you spray painted? Would love some ideas!

I wish I would have taken a “before” picture…

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Friday Fave: Team Ingrid

Today’s Ingrid’s big CD release party for her new album Shed and I am SOOOOOO sad to miss it! So, in honor of her big night, I have a few song requests (she’ll obviously read this before hitting the stage):

  • “At Last ” – We used to make Ingrid sing this all the time at KU.
  • “You Are” – My favorite song from Ingrid’s Eclectic Collection.
  • “Proud Mary” – Our new wedding tradition.
  • “Your Presence” – So I can channel my inner Mariah.
  • “Better Off” – How are boys are dumb sometimes?
  • “Move” – Party trolley!

Love you, Ingie Bunny!

Project 365: Day 24 – 01.24

Fun with the paper-cutter and arts and crafts time! I made escort cards and table tent signs for Pure Kitchen Catering’s VIP industry tasting tomorrow.

Thankful Thursday: Holiday Edition

While we were visiting one of Cory’s grandma’s this Christmas, I realized how special one of our holiday traditions is to her. Recently, she decided to pull out all her photos from albums, boxes and drawers and frame them all on her walls. As I looked around her living room, I noticed that a handful of them came from Cory and my holiday thank you cards.

Each year, after the craziness of December settles, we send cards to family members with a stack photos – usually from the recent holiday celebrations. Now that everyone uses digital cameras and online galleries, people are hardly printing their photos these days (at least, I don’t); but hard copies are nice to have around sometimes.

Here are some pix of the cards I made this year…

Khaki M’s:

Khaki M

Red M’s:

  • Random white envelopes I had leftover from something
  • Paper Source Cover paper in Red (Cut to be approximately 4″ x 6 1/2″)
  • Same embossed monogram and return address as above

Day 6 - 01.06, Holiday Thank You 

Here’s a link to some pix that I may include with the cards: Flickr Holidays set.

Friday Fave: Go Elf Yourself!

Since it’s Christmas, why don’t you go Elf Yourself!

Here’s a look at some of the videos I created this week on my Friday Fave site of the week: