Each year, we hold an Invitation Design Contest and invite our customers to submit their favorite designs. We’re always amazed by the beautiful work of DIY brides and professional designers alike! This year we received more entries than ever! Take a look at the 2017 top three DIY winners, and find out which Cards & Pockets materials were used to create their invitation masterpieces.
First Place – Kelsey Janak
Kelsey’s DIY wedding invitations are modern, clean, and full of carefully crafted details that are so fun to look at! The gray and yellow color palette, playful iconography, mountain motif, and die cut inserts all wrapped up in a pocket make for one impressive suite.
- Signature Plus Pocket in Dark Grey
- A+ Euro Flap Envelope in Silver
- A2 Euro Flap Envelope in Lemon Drop
- Printed Signature Plus Invite + 4 Inserts on Heavy White
- Custom Printed A+ Envelope Liner on Lemon Drop
- Invitation Mats, 5.25 x 7.25 in Lemon Drop
- Custom Postage Stamps
- Card Stock for Belly Bands (see our belly bands here)
Kelsey says, “I have a slight obsession with the gray/sunflower yellow color palette and thought it was pretty fitting for a September wedding in the mountains, with the sunflower as our “main” floral. Our wedding ceremony [was] also, quite literally, on the top of a mountain in New Hampshire, which [was] at the heart of my inspiration throughout the entire design process.”
Second Place – Aurora Vinas
Sophisticated and simple, Aurora’s DIY pocket invitation combines repeating leaf illustrations, a modern script font, custom map, and hand lettering in gold. A Bubinga wood grain pocket adds texture to the suite, closed with an wax seal for an elegant finishing touch. We love all the pretty little details!
Aurora says “The invitation was made with love for my wedding”.
Third Place – Emily Costopoulos
Emily’s DIY wedding invitations are elegant, moody, and beautiful. We’re loving all of the hand painted details like the floral crest, custom map, and the watercolor washed envelope liner. The deep colors are balanced out with a light gray envelope and gold wax seal to create one stunning suite for a fall wedding.
- A7 Euro Flap Envelope in Real Grey
- Custom Printed A7 Envelope Liner on White
- Printed Invitations & Inserts (see ours here)
Emily says, “I created a custom map to show where our house and our wedding was, I also created an invite for an open house the night before as well as a wedding invite and RSVP card. I wanted moody florals with watercolor accents.”
Congratulations to our 2017 DIY Design Contest winners!
We run our invitation design contest every fall for our customers. If you want to know when the next one will start, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.