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My son is getting married in June. His fiance is one of the sweetest, most precious young women I have ever known. To say I am thrilled my boy chose so wisely is an understatement. I had some occasional nightmares about who might one day call me mother-in-law...but let's don't go there, because he chose sweet Jenni! I've decided that the kids were simply born in the wrong decade. They dress like and love the same things we did in the '70's when I was a teenager. But I love that about them! Their wedding theme is orange Gerber daisies - I had daisies at my wedding in 1970! Their colors are Spring green and orange - bright orange! I am involved in hosting a shower for Jenni this Spring. Jenni is such an unselfish girl and I want everything to be perfect for her. I couldn't find anything that looked just like her - pink frilly invites just wouldn't do for our girl, so I decided to make the invitations for the shower, something I've done for other parties I've hosted. It's time consuming, quite a bit of work if the party is large (I made 96), and not usually less expensive than buying ready made invitations. But if you have created a picture in your head of something you just have to have - that stores just don't make (my husbands frequent description of the way I work), then making invitations is the answer. As a tutorial, in case you are interested in making your own invitations for a party you might be hosting this Spring or Summer, I've posted pictures below that I took during the process of making Jenni's shower invitations.
The first step in preparing for this project is to know how many you need and decide on a theme for the invitations. I spoke with Jenni about her preferences and we decided to follow her wedding theme of orange, green, and daisies. Decide if you want a folded invitation or a multi layered card like the design I used.
I cut the number I needed of each color paper to the correct size.
Stuff the envelopes with any bridal registry cards...
Stamp and stack up your labor of love, ready to drop in the mail!