Engagement Party Invite DIY

Posted On December 10, 2008

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This is the first of many projects I hope to DIY for our wedding… our Engagement Party Invitation. I actually did these for my mom, we did not throw ourselved an Engagement Party, not that I think it is tacky to throw yourself and Engagement Party, it is just considered tacky in my mom’s circle, so I’m just clarifying.

The idea of the invite started with a picture taken by the very talented Jessica Claire at the wedding of my very good friend Tiffany Michelle. FH and I had been dating about 2 months when Tiffany married her awesome hubbers, Dan, and Jessica caught this shot of us laughing on the dance floor.

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It has been my mothers favorite phote ever since and she wanted it incorporated into the invite, here is what we came up with and how…

Supplies
Card Stock – I printed 2 invites on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock.
Matte Photo Paper – I printed several photos on one sheet. I chose matte because I just prefer the finish.
Envelopes – 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ (8.5″ x 11″ folded in half) 
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3D Dots – These are dots used to make stuff pop out, my mom bought them not knowing how much we’d need. I’d figure 2 dots a popping thing.

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X-Acto Knife – I build models for school, so I’m used to using an X-Acto knife instead of a paper cutter
X-Acto Knife safe straight-edge
Cutting Mat

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First I cut the invite sheets in half…
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Then I cut all the photos out, leaving no border…
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Next FH put two dots on the back of each photo, one at the top middle and one at the bottom middle, and placed the photo in the top center of the invite.
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Ta-Da the finished product!
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2 Responses to “Engagement Party Invite DIY”

  1. Michelle @ My Wedding Report

    These are adorable! The photo is too cute! What font did you use?

    Also, I’m doing a Blog Holiday Recipe Exchange on my blog and I would love it if you would participate. You can go here: http://www.myweddingreport.com/blog/?p=289 for the details

  2. hisbirdie

    The font is called “Fling” and I got the link from Vintage Glam Blog here 🙂

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