Julee’s Wedding Countdown: DIY Stamp Wedding Invitations

July 26, 2011 | By | Comments (11)

I really wanted our invitations to set the tone of the wedding (fun and laid back) while also reflecting Rahsaan and I as a couple (again, fun and laid back)!

I’ve had a love affair with paper since I can remember, which I’m sure is one of the many reasons I became a writer. Stationary, notebooks, handwritten letters and even wrapping paper make my heart soar. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love this website called Oh So Beautiful Paper! But, I digress.

Thanks to my love of paper, I knew that I wanted to make my own wedding invitations. Definitely a lot of work—but in the end, something I really loved doing (and I saved a lot of money).

My work load was significantly lightened (and beautified) thanks to the amazing customized rubber stamps by Blossom Stamps.

I learned about Blossom Stamps through my fabulous friend Samantha Shaw (and public relations director at Alexis Bittar jewelry), who used the stamp company for her own whimsical invitations.

I literally went stamp CRAZY! I had stamps made for the back of our Save-The-Date postcards, the invitation, the RSVP cards, the return address and for the inside of our book favors.

Here is how everything came together…

The invitation stamp is literally a single 5×7 stamp. Brilliant! And I decorated each card with vibrant Japanese Washi tape. The tape was an awesome way of adding a splash of color and dimension to each invitation.

I also made our RSVP card from a stamp. Here is the result…

The beautiful return address stamp was made by Love To Create Stamps, which we used for the outside envelope and the RSVP envelopes.

The only thing I didn’t use a stamp for was the wedding weekend itinerary, which I had printed by Tiny Prints.

Here is the final product…what do you think?

Last but certainly not least, we commissioned Jessica Weit (a dear friend and a Real Simple senior art designer) to design the stamp we are using for the inside of our book favors. We then sent Jessica’s amazing design to Blossom Stamps and of course they nailed it perfectly!

60 more days!

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