Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lisa + Billy DIY CD case invitation

Here is the awaited post of how I put the cover of my invitations together.

Materials you need:

- CD Die cut. We got ours from Stumptown Printers
- glue gun
- Therm O Web Memory Tape
- Martha Stewart Sparrow Punch
- 1/4" ribbon. I used a double sided satin ribbon from Paper Source
- Black cardstock
- A rubberstamp. I used a polka dot one because it was apart of my wedding "theme".
- A bone folder that you can also find at Paper Source to help with the keeping the folds down on your cd case.
- Hemp twine. I purchased mine at at Hemp Basics
- A white pigment ink pad.

Top: 1, 2
Middle: 3, 4
Bottom: 5 and 6

I wanted to add color to the invite so I added a ribbon for my guest to pull on so that the suites of my invitation would come out of the pocket. This is optional. On the top flap half way and about 1 inch from the edge, I used a glue gun to keep my double satin ribbon in place.

Fold all edges on the cd case using a bone folder to help with the creases. Apply gun to the edges. Work on each side one at a time because the gun does dry pretty quick.

This is what it should look like when you are done with gluing down all the sides.

I had this beautiful empty canvas and wanted to add a little something to it so to tie in the bird and the polka dot theme, I stamped using a polka dot rubber stamp with white pigment ink pad on black cardstock. Make sure when you stamp on a large rubberstamp and even small ones to ink upside down. This will allow you to see what you are inking and to not over ink the ink pad.

I use the Martha Stewart Sparrow punch to punch out the card stock. To glue on the punched bird I used this amazing tape called Therm O WEb Memory Tape. It is amazing!!!

This is what the the finished product looks on the inside..

In order to keep the invite closed I used a yellow twine to tie it all up and Voila!

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  1. So cute! And labor intensive... I'm impressed. :)

  2. I LOVE them! I can't wait for your wedding! I already told Michelle I will have to hijack one so I can photograph it like there is no tomorrow ;)

  3. nice job you guys...labor of love!

  4. How did you do the tree? is it a stamp? did you print it on the the cd case with a laser jet?

  5. It was artwork that was letterpressed onto the cover with a metallic ink

  6. did you do the letter press yourself or send it somewhere to get it done?

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