Tardy Award – D.I.Y. Wedding Invite Workshop better late than never

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I have to hold up my hands and say that just like Travis I deserve a tardy award! It seems I just keep missing the boat when it comes to scheduling the Chameleon Stationery D.I.Y. Wedding Invite Workshop. I guess it’s ironic considering I usually work 6-9 months ahead. Anyway, I won’t dwell on the saga of the last few months. Instead I’m looking ahead, like Travis, I’m turning over a new leaf.

I have set new dates for the D.I.Y. Wedding Invite Workshop. The March dates will slot in better with soon-to-be-weds planning timeline; ensuring couples getting married in the next 12-18 months can timetable the workshop into their  plans:

Friday 28th March 2014.

Saturday 29th March 2014.

Monday 31st March 2014. 

I can’t explain how excited I am about hosting the workshops. I have had this idea rattling around in my head for a few years now, and to see it come to fruition is still a bit unbelievable.  Don’t get me wrong, I will still be designing custom invites, but I see a desperate need for this D.I.Y. workshop. The concept of D.I.Y. invites carries with it connotations and undertones. The mere mention of D.I.Y. invites is greeted with a visible recoil in certain circles.  I want to set a better standard for D.I.Y. invites, and banish it’s bad rep forever. I am holding the workshop with the genuine intention of sharing my paper crafting knowledge and experience with you, so that you can achieve professional looking D.I.Y. invites.

I have received a really positive response from wedding vendors and professionals, far beyond what I was expecting. This has come as a very pleasant surprise!  As far as I know, it is the first workshop of it’s kind. I have tried to build a program full of all the essential tutorials a crafting beginner will need to tackle their invites. I want the day to be relaxed and fun.  Each class is limited to 10 places, so that I can give every participant personal attention.

Here’s the run-down of things being covered during the workshop:

– Build your invite moodboard.

– How to manage your budget.

– Selecting the right card for your project.

– How to typeset and print your invites.

– As an experienced crafter, I will share the basics of paper-crafting including the tips and tricks you need to give your invites a professional finish.

– I will show you how to make popular invite styles: pocketfold, gatefold and chequebook invites.

– How to select trim and accessorize your invites to achieve a chosen theme.

That pretty much covers everything, doesn’t it?

But I haven’t told you the best bit yet… each participant will receive a craft kit worth €60. This cotton hold-all is chock-a-block with paper-crafting tools including: cutting mat, steel ruler, double sided tape and scalpel. (The craft kit also includes a workbook, covering the workshop tutorials.) All other materials will be supplied on the day. Sounds good, right? Oh, and before I forget. There will be a hearty homemade soup and sandwich lunch. Sweet bakes for dessert. Tea and coffee, will of course, be on tap.

I’m looking forward to meeting enthusiastic brides and grooms to-be, for a few fun days of crafting. You can book your place today.  If you are considering making your own invites, or if you know someone who is, booking a place on the workshop could be the perfect gift for their Christmas stocking…