bridezilla tendencies

The Dreaded Envelope Sleeve
October 1, 2011, 6:03 pm
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I have been procrastinating for the longest time and finally I was able to gather enthusiasm to start working on a prototype envelope sleeve for the invitation. We finally found a the paper that we will use for it and it’s the closest match to our motif that we could find. I didn’t use it for the prototype though because I only had one piece and I didn’t want to ruin it so I used the extra dark teal paper that we had.

Finally found the "one"

This color is the closest match we could find and our motif is now leaning towards a greenish shade instead of bluish, which I don’t mind at all.

Materials for my experiment!

We bought a new paper cutter since my sister’s paper cutter was too small! I still need to get the hang of using it but so far so good! And it has a paper scorer too!!

Tadah! Finished product!

I used a one dollar coin to trace the half circle in the middle. You would notice that the half circle is not properly centered. I was rushing and didn’t really make a good job in calculating the “middle part”!

In you go!

I was quite pleased with the result considering this is my first try.

And it fits! Uhm, kinda...

I need to make adjustments on the length of the invitation since the paper that we used for it is letter sized and the envelope is A4 size.

Rough mock-up!!

I tried creating a mock-up of the belly band and the circle is supposed to be our monogram. I’m still thinking if we are going to use string or a not so fancy ribbon to put in between the belly band and the logo (in this case, I used yet another strap of paper).

I’m a happy DIYer!! 🙂


First DIY
June 25, 2011, 8:43 pm
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I have been browsing countless websites for invites inspiration to jumpstart my DIY. has been my favorite website so far. I know it’s quite early to start doing DIYs now but I’m a procrastinator so I need to start doing stuff.

My long time dream is to have letter pressed invites but I know they will cost us a bomb! People will just throw the invites anyway so why bother too much.

I initially thought of doing report card invites to go with our school chic theme but I thought it’ll be tacky!!! I can’t pull it off! I also tried doing a monogram ala school logo but it’s a failure! It’s horrendous, I can’t stand looking at it!!

Here’s proof!

my epic failure of a monogram! hahaha!! horrendous!!

Anyway, my idea now is to just have normal invites with school theme chic. The envelopes will be string envelopes. I wonder where I could find this type of envelope in the color that I like!

string envelopes (image from mag pie paper works)

I made prototype invites which I think still fits our theme but doesn’t completely shout “elementary school”.  Right now I think they’re quite decent but who knows, tomorrow I might cringe and have a “what-the-hell-was-I-thinking-moment” again (just like with the monograms). I haven’t finished the RSVP card which will be a bookmark.

first page

main invite

I am still having second thoughtss if I will push thru with DIY invites since we don’t have a printer here (I’m thinking of buying a second hand unit) and the materials here is expensive! However, if I will have them made in the Philippines, the cheapest will be around Php50 per set. I need to do a more thorough researching to check which is more cost effective. But I really like the idea of doing our own invites because it’s fun and I really like working with paper and it adds charm to the wedding. 🙂