Where Sophistication meets Whimsy…
Our Featured Invitation this week was designed by graphic designer-Bride, Erika Perry. As a designer, Erika had a strong sense of the style she was looking for, but after visiting numerous invitation websites, she was frustrated with trying to find a pre-designed invitation that matched her vision.
Finally, she decided to create her own invitation, combining her design skills with elegant Envelopments® Pocketfolds and cardstock. Erika designed all the pieces for her invitation and had everything commercially printed on our color digital press. Her attention to detail is evident on every piece of the ensemble.
Erika’s Invitation Recipe:
5 x 7 Landscape Pocketfold® in C1 Huckleberry**
5 x 7 Cardstock Backing Layer in C4 Aquamarine Regalia (REG30)
Seal backing, C1 Aruba, 2 x 2
Main printed invitation layer, C1 Classic Ecru, custom cut to 4.5 x 6.5
Directions Enclosure, C1 Classic Ecru, custom cut to 4.875 x 7*
RSVP Enclosure, C1 Classic Ecru, 4 x 5.25 *
Rehearsal Dinner Enclosure, C1 Classic Ecru, 4 x 5.25*
Printed Seal, C1 Classic Ecru, custom-cut to 1.75 x 1.75*
4 x 5 RSVP Envelope – E1 Aruba
5 x 7 Outer Envelope – E1 Aruba
*If your design is going to the edge of your card or you are printing on a very small card, consider printing on a larger card and cutting down after you print.
**Huckleberry cardstock has recently been discontinued, but if you’re looking for a deep rich purple, we suggest C1 Amethyst or C2 Ruby.
Erika had so much fun designing her own invitations, she has begun designing invitations for others as well:
“I am a graphic designer with a passion for wedding invitations. As a recent bride I know the torture of trying to find something uniquely personal to you, your partner and your big special day- so what are you waiting for? Let me help you have the wedding invitation of your dreams!
I can create a custom invitation set, table cards, programs, you name it – all with your own custom graphic look and within your budget (thanks to envelopme.com).”
For more details on her designs, please visit Erica’s shop at: www.erikaperry.etsy.com
You can also find more inspiration at our Gallery of Ideas. We’re ready to help you create your custom invitations, whatever the occasion!