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So, I've seen some beautiful homemade invites before, but they all seemed so complex that only a crazy person would attempt to make even 10 of them, much less 100! I wanted to make an invite that was not only cool, but practical in terms of making them and guests receiving them. The last wedding invite I received had so many pieces and parts to deal with. I wanted to combine all those parts into the invitation itself. The right side of the invite can be cut into pieces as need with the RSVP going first and the map to the reception last. This invitation is a test drive and does not include real information so it would have to be adjusted to fit the final details.

 
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Step 1: Materials

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12x12 Tardis blue paper (I recommend a slick finish. It will make glue mistakes easy to correct and keep them looking clean)

12x12 paper for envelope

pretty white paper

pretty black paper

cardstock that will run through your printer

bone folder

box cutter or ex-acto knife

cutting mat

wax paper

small point mechanical pencil

ruler (I have several that I use. One has large markings, one has small markings, and one has cork on the back to keep it from slipping when I use it for a straight edge. If you have one that will do all three of these jobs, you're all set.)

ribbon

gold sharpie

Image editing/Word processing software (I used photoshop.)

PVA glue and paintbrush for invites that are archival OR

a glue stick for quick assembly

Step 2: Cutting

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1. Cut your pieces. The images above show all the measurements that I used.

Important Note: Cut a strip of black paper that is a bit too long instead of the width that I wrote. It will be easier to make sure it fits.

The fastest and easiest way to get good straight cuts is to mark your paper lightly with a pencil, line your ruler up and use it as a straight edge. Cut along the edge of your ruler with the box cutter.

bunderwood11 month ago
I made mine for a birthday
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Brooklyntonia (author)  bunderwood11 month ago

Sweet!

Yuleyni3 months ago

omg I love this cute idea of of a taridis inspired by Dr .who

fixfireleo3 months ago

ok, i'm single so maybe only married people know this but what is a tardis and why do you need a key? i would assume it's a place for a reception maybe but why do you need a key and why would they give keys out to so many people when that means they will need to change the lock afterwards?

Tardis is a Doctor Who thing. it stands for Time and relative dimension in space. (it's a time machine space ship). The doctor has companions that travel with him and when he picks a companion, he gives then a Tardis key. in this case the key is merely a prop.

ahh...ok. lol! never watched that show. seems up my alley. i am watching "warehouse 13 now" and about to buy seasons 1-8 of "supernatural" on blu-ray. amazon has it for $93 vs $175 for dvd! i cant even imagine watching a show for 8 years, waiting to know what happens. best show ever though was BUFFY!! (dont flame me too bad.)

thanks for clearing up the whole tardis thing! :)

Brooklyntonia (author)  fixfireleo3 months ago

Dr. Who has 36+ seasons!

AACK! i cant afford to buy 36 seasons! i assume that includes the old show. but i know it's been on awhile even in it's modern version.

Brooklyntonia (author)  fixfireleo3 months ago

Most of the current 7 seasons are on Netflix. If you have access to it there you wouldn't have to buy it.

If you enjoy Warehouse 13, you will LOVE Doctor Who!

This has nothing to do with being married or single xD
The TARDIS is a time/space machine from the series Doctor Who. It looks like a blue police box

HollyHarken3 months ago

Oh!! I really love this idea!! So creative! The only thing missing is the RSVP return envelope. Great instructible! Now I'm envisioning a Christmas card along the same lines.... Thanks for getting the creative juices flowing Brooklyntonia!

Brooklyntonia (author)  HollyHarken3 months ago

You could make a smaller envelope with the same paper as the large one. You'd have to be sure it was an approved size for the US postal service though.

you dont have to worry about size unless you are trying to maintain the one ounce rate. anything outside the accepted dimensions can still go just needs flat rate, which if it's one ounce or less is just 2 stamps. only size restriction is must be over 3 inches i think. (carrier)

Brooklyntonia (author)  HollyHarken3 months ago

Great idea! My family uses their Christmas cards to tell about the past year. You could add a wreath to the front door and could fit a whole year's worth of family pics and events inside.

kkopacki3 months ago

If anyone wants to upgrade to the 'typical' key style, look for a Yale Y1 key/blank.That's the most common TARDIS key over the years.

Brooklyntonia (author)  kkopacki3 months ago

Thanks for the tip!

thebeatonpath3 months ago

This is, by far, the most brilliant wedding invite I have EVER seen, and I'm a crafty person, so I know the work that went into this. Absolutely BRILLIANT! Kudos to you and for posting this. No weddings in the future , but I can see this as a birthday party invite. I am over the moon (or should I say Gallifrey)!

Diaqon4 months ago
Each key could have that individuals (or family or groups) name on it, once you have all the RSVPs you'll know (roughly) who's coming. Paint a sheet of ply or similar structure as the Tardis. Put little metal hooks on the front (slightly more than everyone who rsvps) this could be on a table with your guest book (loving notes from friends and family) which looks like a larger version of river songs book of spoilers. Guests walk up to the table, hook their key to a hook on the Tardis, and sign the book! :)
Brooklyntonia (author)  Diaqon4 months ago

That could be cool! Thanks for the idea.

Well done! and that venue is awesome my wife and went there for a reception very cool part of town! Good luck and God Bless!
Mielameri4 months ago
Awwww this is so friggin' cool. What a clever idea!
HPandLOTR4 months ago

awesome job :)

Love it!

jmaxwell54 months ago
so cute ..nice job
craftclarity4 months ago

Heck yeah, way to keep it simple and yet make something special.....nice work!

Brooklyntonia (author)  craftclarity4 months ago

Thanks! The Tardis is so iconic, you really don't need a lot of time consuming details to make it stylish and recognizable.

stellacox5194 months ago
That is really cool!