Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Make your own invitations! What duh???







I made my son's Bar Mitzvah invitations a 125 of them to be exact. They turned out beautiful but what was i thinking these things took over my life trust me they are still haunting me. I just could not do the cream card stock with the basic info and Tefflin clip art invitation, not for my son. This is such a huge day that truth be told i was happy to make them for him. Here i come centerpieces.....

13 comments :

frumhouse said...

I want to make my son's invitations too! I was thinking clip art and stock cream cards. Your invitations are so beautiful though! I also am thinking about making centerpieces. I am anxious to hear about what you do. I still have 1 year to go!

Sheva said...

I would love to help you with this . Also i designed the whole thing including the damask background, but later i realized Target makes amazing preprinted invitation kits that are gorgeous, and it would be very easy to make look more Jewish with some sort of clip art.

frumhouse said...

Ok, I missed the part in your profile about being an illustrator! No way I can compare to that. It has to be pre-printed or computer graphics all the way! These invitations are beautiful!! You could personalize and sell them for customers.

tamaraeden said...

Those look amazing. Mazel tov and the invites and extra Mazel tov on the event!

Shtetl Fabulous said...

Having known your son for so long - I know what a big deal this must be for you. The invites are gorgeous and I totally agree that the cream cardstock thing gets old.

My mom also made the invites for my brother's B/M. I remember glueing paper together for weeks! Somehow when my sister's B/M came around she went back to something easier!

Leora said...

Sheva, these are lovely. So elegant. I spent a year working on the invitations for my son's bar-mitzvah. I did it based on the parsha (Vayeshev) in watercolor with his name at top. The hardest part was finding a printer that I liked.

Now son number 2 is going to turn 13 in a little over a year... and I'd like to include him in the design process, so that will be harder.

Thanks for stopping by my blog; I'll keep reading yours! Especially if you have design ideas.

Sheva said...

Leora i would love to see the watercolor. I bet it is gorgeous I loved your Shabbos candle one on your blog.

eternallyeve said...

Those invites are stunning! They would cost a mint to have made at a printer. I'm getting my wedding invites done and I know what you mean about them taking over :P, I just never feel they are finished.

Sarah said...

lovely invitations.

we made my brother's invitations for his barmitzvah and it took a full five days to make them because they were so fancy. 300 of them!

Sheva said...

sarah: wow i would love to see a pic of them!

industrialpoppy said...

These are beautiful!

RetroBarbie said...
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RetroBarbie said...

how did you made the invitations they are soo pretty!my party is in decembre and everyone that i go to make my invitations are too expensive ...this is a sweet 16 on a budget if you know what i mean