My wonderful husband turned 40 yesterday and we celebrated with a party of his nearest & dearest. To get them here, I had one quick afternoon of rummaging around the studio to see what I could create with random parts of “leftovers”. These kraft pocket folds (read “paper bag”) were just not quite right for the project for which they were purchased, but were the perfect touch for a manly invitation.
The closure piece was done in a shimmery black cardstock that I embossed with the initial “H”.
Inside, I designed a masculine-looking invitation that is very on-trend with multiple lettering styles. I particularly like the combination of the Olde English style script with a typewriter that needs some maintenance. The rough texture on the block typeface also helps emphasize while keeping the look very vintage. Using banners and decorative ornaments helped to beef up the look without making it at all “prissy”.
The pocket held a fold-over response card and a request for pictures to help me with party decor.
Finally, this BIG invitation was mailed…in a boring envelope? I don’t think so! Invitations should not get lost among junk mail!
I look forward to sharing images of the paper pieces that made up the party decor and signage, but first, let me recover from my hostessing duties!