DIY Graphics – Invitations

Being a native of the Lowcountry, nothing is more quintessentially ‘Lowcountry’ to me than Carew Rice‘s silhouette art (scroll down a bit). This is something of a tribute to his work.

We hoped that making a ‘sandwich board’ style invite would cut down on them either going in a drawer or in the trash. We bought two packs of black poster board, cutting all of the pieces. Michael made the nifty plexiglass cutting template for the top edge of the pocket. Total cost with postage was about $150 for 80 invitations and 70 mailings.

The tie on the left is what we were originally going to use until I came up with the folding tab.You can see the original invitation which shows Old Sheldon Church Ruins. We reserved the ruins for our ceremony until big changes happened in our family, causing us to move 3.5 months before the wedding. We had to change our venue location, adding a lot of work to prepare and make for our guests – our home.

Oak tree wax stamp

Stamp and wax purchased from Wax-works which is more for custom stuff and Wax Seals is more for peel and stick.

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