Monday, January 14, 2013

Wedding Invitations - first order for 2013

Just prior to going away in December, I received a call from a lady who had picked up my business card at the shop where I teach. She was very worried about her invitations as the business she had been dealing with, had let her down, and asked if I could help. It was urgent, but I said I could only do them on my return home. Fortunately, she had an idea as to what she wanted - that is always a huge help! - and I made up a couple of samples for her to look at and emailed the photos to her. She lives out of town, on a farm, so does not come into the city often. She selected the one she wanted and I was able to source the trimmings via my good friend Paola in Johannesburg. Paola always has stocks of everything!! It gave me an opportunity to visit her to collect my stocks. Thank goodness my DIL lives near by as she was roped into getting me to Paola's house, as we were without our vehicle!

On my return home, I got stuck into making these invitations and am pleased to say that they are ready for delivery. I will report back on the future brides reaction after delivery.

The invitation was very simple, with a 'rustic' feel to it.
All ready for packing!
 I had to find a way to pack them up so that they don't get damaged during transit. I found this big box at the local catering company and they fitted into it perfectly.

Packed up and ready for delivery!
 The lid was boring, so I took some handmade paper, with skeleton leaves pressed into it, that followed through the theme of the invitations. I attached this to the lid and secured it with some raffia ribbon I had on hand. I attached a couple of tags, one with 'thanks" on the front and a message from me on the back, the other, a tag with wishes on and my business card, for easy reference. It was all held together with a die cut heart, a heart charm and a flower.
The lid of the box. The box can be used for storing the
 memorabilia from her special day in afterwards!
I will let you know the brides reaction to them, after delivery!

Thanks for the visit!


  1. You're on the ball Moz! These are exquisite in their simplicity! Love the embossing and that soft leaf!

  2. Beautiful indeed, will make a wonderful impression.

  3. I am sure the bride will be thrilled. Wwell done!

  4. Lovely about being under pressure. I am sure the bride (& groom) will be pleased.

  5. For me personally, presentation is everything and just the way you have packaged these invitations Moz, will mean a lot to the Bride-to-Be. You can see the attention to detail a mile away. Well done to you. Maybe after the wedding, you can show us the inside of the invitation. hugs Sharon x

  6. WOW...WOW...WOW...these are simply BEAUTIFUL, Moz! I love the kraft & white combination! (As you may know, it's one of my favorite combinations.) Texture, ALWAYS adds a "WOW" factor! Love the DARLING rose and leaf! You've done a FABULOUS job, Moz! Even the packaging is perfect and SO LOVELY! The bride will be SO pleased and SO delighted! You've put her mind at rest.

    Take care!

  7. What a beautiful presentation of your lovely wedding cards Moz! Love the texture of the cards with the one dainty rose and skeleton leaf.
    Amelia x


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