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More ways to use embellishments for a DIY wedding invitation look!

In yesterday’s post, I showed you how my staff used embellishments from Michaels Stores to create a DIY wedding invitation look.

Just in case you need more inspiration – here are more ideas they came up with!

Flowers, starfish and other embellishments from Michaels Stores add a DIY look to Jean M wedding invitationsUse adornments like paper flowers, paper lace and even things that coordinate with your wedding theme like starfish to add personality and style to your wedding invitations. These embellished invitations would be perfect for a tropical wedding, a destination wedding, a vintage wedding or a Valentine’s Day wedding!

Love the look? Here’s how they did it! (left to right)

Aqua Shimmer Wedding Invitation Card, thin twine, paper flower, large blue button, glue dots.

Pewter Wedding Invitation Card, paper flowers, paper lace, adhesive pearls, glue dots.

Hot Pink Shimmer Wedding Invitation Card, paper lace heart, adhesive pearl, glue dots.

Dramatic Damask Wedding Invitation, ribbon, starfish, glue dots.

Use embellishments from Michaels Stores to give your Jean M wedding invitations a DIY lookSometimes the simplest embellishments make the biggest impact! Paper punches, glitter, wooden frames and adhesive cutouts turned these Jean M wedding invitations into DIY wonders! The wooden frame would be great for creating a keepsake invitation.

Love the look? Here’s how they did it! (left to right)

Fuchsia Wedding Invitation Card, White Wedding Invitation Card for bottom layer, floral and scroll paper punch, adhesive pearls.

Hot Pink Shimmer Wedding Invitation Card, wooden frame, rhinestones, glue dots.

Blue Shimmer Wedding Invitation, adhesive cutouts.

Now – how inspired are you? I want to hear your own ideas for adding personal touches to your Jean M wedding invitations!

Enjoy the inspiration!

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Embellishing your Jean M wedding invitations is easy and fun!

I went to my local Michaels Store a couple of weeks ago and I was dazzled by rhinestones, ribbons, paper punches, glitter, charms and other embellishments. “Just looking” turned into a shopping spree — I couldn’t resist filling my cart with goodies!

Use items from Michaels to embellish your Jean M wedding invitations!When I got back to the office, I showed my finds to my staff, and they got straight to work embellishing samples of Jean M wedding invitations. I love how they each used their own creativity to create a DIY look with wedding invitations we printed!

Take a look at these great ideas:

Create a rustic DIY wedding invitation look with Jean M wedding invitations and embellishments from MichaelsTwine, paper flowers, buttons, feathers and burlap were the first things my team reached for to create rustic accents for these wedding invitations. I can imagine using these for a rustic wedding in an old barn, an outdoor wedding in the meadow, an autumn wedding or a summer wedding with a “fair” theme.

Love the look? Here’s how they did it! (left to right)

Woodland Flowers Wedding Invitation, twine, brown buttons, glue dots.

Green Shimmer Wedding Invitation Card, thin twine, paper flower, glue dots.

Mocha Shimmer Layered Wedding Invitation, burlap band, twine ribbon, leaf punch (lower right corner), glue dots.

Love Gingham Save the Date, red button, feathers, glue dots.

Add a personal touch to your Jean M wedding invitations with ribbonRibbon was rolling like crazy during the embellishment session! I loved seeing how my staff used ribbon in both lavish and simple ways to add personal DIY accents to Jean M wedding invitations. These looks are great for black-tie weddings, fun and festive events, Mardi Gras weddings or tropical destination weddings.

Love the look? Here’s how they did it! (left to right)

Bold Border Wedding Invitation, red ribbon, diamond ring charm.

Hot Pink Shimmer Layered Wedding Invitation, blue ribbon, flower punches, glue dots.

White Wedding Invitation Card, three colors of wide ribbon, hole punch.

Floral Focus Wedding Invitation, ribbon, rhinestones.

Stop back tomorrow for more invitation embellishing ideas!

Enjoy the creativity!

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Get creative with Jean M invitations and DIY embellishments!

One of the best things about Jean M invitations? How creative you can be with the color combinations, design and layout choice, and wording options. But why stop there when creating your invitation look? Simply adding scrapbooking embellishments, decorative edging and your special touches will make your invitation even more custom and more you!

Where do you begin? Inspiration is as close as your nearest Michaels™ store! We took some printed Jean M Mix and Match invitations on a trip through the scrapbooking embellishments aisle at Michaels™ and look what we came up with:

How we created this look:

Ecru Invitation Card with Pocket

• Layout MD6 – Delicate Monogram

• Espresso ink

• Mocha shimmer pocket

• A paper flower embellishment from Michaels™ — added to the circular frame instead of your initial for a traditional look that’s so romantic!

 

 

How we created this look:

White Shimmer Invitation Card

• Layout MD3 – Classic Ampersand

• Black ink

• A metal scrapbooking frame from Michaels™ — set at a jaunty angle around the monogram design to show your contemporary style!

 

 

 

How we created this look:

Red Shimmer Invitation Card

• Layout MD4 – Two Hearts

• Black ink

• Adhesive and jeweled flower cutouts from Michaels™ — accenting the heart monogram frame with sweetness!

 

 

 

 

How we created this look:

White Layered Invitation

• Layout MD12 – Majestic Rose

• Purple ink

• Purple shimmer back layer

• Decorative punches from Michaels™ used around the edges of the top layer — for a layered paper border that’s totally unique!

 

 

 

How we created this look:

Ecru Shimmer Invitation Card

• Layout MD4 – Two Hearts

• Black ink

• Patterned scrapbooking paper from Michaels™ as a back layer — for a look that’s a little wild!

Be sure to measure envelope size before creating your masterpiece.

 


How we created this look:

• Aqua inner envelope

• Name stickers from Michaels™ — to help you address envelopes to loved ones with panache!

 

 

Got your creative mind working? Browse Michaels™ online or head to your nearest store and start embellishing your Jean M invitations today!

~ Enjoy getting creative!

 

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Look of the Week – Wedding Invitations by Jean M

Purple is becoming the hottest wedding color to hit the aisles this year. So we’ve come up with a purple invitation look to get you inspired for creating your own custom invitation!

Jean M Purple Shimmer Layered Invitation

Jean M Purple Shimmer Layered Invitation

We started with the Purple Shimmer Layered Invitation with a Pocket and personalized it with…

• a black bottom layer

• a black pocket

• layout MD8 – Graceful Damask

• verse W363

• Copperplate Gothic – Cezanne lettering styles

• black raised ink

Get creative — and be sure to share the invitation look YOU create with us on our Facebook page!

Enjoy!

Jean M

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DIY pockets will make your wedding invitations unique — at an affordable price!

Are you looking for the perfect, unique finishing touch for your invitations? One that will “wow” your guests? One that you can actually afford?

 

We have the answer: DIY pockets and self mailers from Jean M! They’re pre-cut, scored for folding and ready for you to add your invitation and enclosure cards. Best of all, they’re sized to fit our DIY wedding invitations so you can mix, match and coordinate all you like. You can also order a printed invitation  and enclosures from us and add the right pocket at a fraction of the cost of invitations designed with pockets included.

 

Our DIY pockets are available in four sizes and come in great colors to match our DIY wedding invitations:

  JeanM Jumbo Pocket for wedding invitations

Jumbo Pocket (5 1/4" x 7 3/16" folded)

 

Jean M Tea Pocket for wedding invitations

Tea Pocket (4 1/8" x 9 1/4" folded)

 

Jean M Imperial Self Mailer for wedding invitations

Imperial Self Mailer (6 5/15" x 6 5/16")

 

Jean M Marquis Self Mailer for wedding invitations

Marquis Self Mailer (5 3/4" x 5 3/4")

 

And here is some inspiration for creating the perfect look with our pockets!

 

Alana Custom Wedding Invitations

Our printed Alana invitation and enclosure cards in a white Tea pocket

 

Jane Pocket Wedding Invitations

Our printed Jane invitation and enclosure cards with a white Jumbo pocket. 

 

Be creative and enjoy!

Jean M Wedding Invitations and Accessories

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Who knew purple could be such a versatile wedding color?

Purple, a color once reserved only for royalty, is making a big comeback for 2011 weddings. What makes this hue fresh and new for the beginning of the new decade? The way it’s being used in combination with other colors!

We’ve created three different looks to mix and match with purple, and have suggested the Jean M paper and ribbon colors that will help you coordinate your wedding from invitations through to the reception. Check out these ideas for taking purple to a whole new level of regal!

  PurplePinkWeb

Play up the boldness of purple by adding in another hot shade like pink. Choose brightly colored linens and flowers to add a splash throughout your wedding, and even ask your event to use colorful bulbs in their spotlights to create a dreamy purple glow.

Jean M papers:  Princess Pink, Fuchsia, Orchid

Jean M ribbons:  Grape, Fuchsia, Amethyst

  PurpleSilverWeb

Paired with silver, purple becomes demure and delicate and sweet. Add layers of sheer silver over your purple table linens for softness and pull in softer shades of the color, like orchid and lilac. Choose flowers and accents in silvery shades of purple and grey to pull your look together – and don’t be afraid of adding in sparkle!

Jean M papers:  Orchid, Platinum Shimmer, Stainless, Pewter

Jean M ribbons: Grape, Orchid, Platinum, Pewter

 

PurpleNavyWeb

Play up the fact that purple is closely related to blue by combining the two for a rich and unique look! Candles, flowers, table linens and even bridesmaids’ dresses will benefit from such a union.

Jean M papers:  Orchid, Midnight

Jean M ribbons:  Midnight, Grape

 

Enjoy!

JeansSignature

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A color story to inspire you: Aqua and Teal

Monochromatic
wedding color schemes are so last year! We've paired two shades — teal and aqua
— to show you how tone-on-tone shades of blue can make your wedding something
spectacular! It's a great color look for a spring, summer or destination
wedding, and would also brighten up a winter wedding look.

 

We’ve
put together a Color Story in teal and aqua to give you ideas for creating a
wedding look that’s fresh and unique. Just look at all the options you have for
mixing, matching and coordinating!

 
Aqua Teal Ideas

 

1.
Add color to every part of your wedding reception with napkins
Don't forget to personalize them with a design or monogram
that coordinates with your theme.

 

2.
Our beautiful ribbon is sold by the roll for great value and
endless decorating options. Use it to accent favors DIY invitations, floral arrangements, decorations and more.

 

3.
Colorful treats in simple, clear glass votive holders will make guests feel like kids in a candy shop. Add a personalized sticker for the perfect finishing touch.

 

4.
Our Jade invitation gets just a touch of freshness when you choose teal ribbon.

 

5.
Who says wedding cakes have to be frosted in white? Go bold and unique with
chocolate and blue-toned fondant icing for mouthwatering results. (photo by
Hazel R. Photographers)

 

6.
Go with colorful table linens and white flowers for a look that's so cool it's
HOT! (photo by Barnet Photography)

 

7.
Simple white favor boxes are given a lively touch with palm-accented stickers.

 

8.
Ask your bartender to create a signature drink in your wedding color for fun
toasting. (photo by Red Loft Studios)

 

9.
Don't stop at the aqua favor boxes 
— add teal ribbon and dotted favor tags 
for favors that "wow."

 

10.
Get guests excited for your wedding by sending save the date postcards from our Aqua Blue Modern Floral Collection

 

11.
Gigi wedding invitations allow you to choose two ribbon colors.  Make one of the teal and make a splash.

 

12.
Give your bridesmaids gifts in your wedding color to remind them of your
friendship and your colorful, special day. These aqua and white jewelry
rolls
are perfect!

 

13.
Send guests to their places beautifully with ribbon place cards in aqua paper and teal ribbon.

 

14.
Claire wedding invitations in aqua set the perfect tone for your wedding in shades of blue.

 

15.
Whet guests' appetites and set a stylish tone for your reception with menu
cards
in aqua paper.

 

16.
Lucky in love? Share your good fortune with guests by giving them lottery
tickets as gifts in personalized lottery ticket holders

 

17.
You get to be the designer for your flower basket, ring pillow and guest book!
Just choose eggshell and teal ribbons for our Create Your Look Collection

 

18.
Are your colors mostly neutral with pops of brightness here and there? Choose cream
napkins
with aqua foil for your personalization!

 

Enjoy!

Jean M Wedding Invitations and Accessories

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DIY pockets will make your wedding invitations unique — at an affordable price!

Are
you looking for the perfect, unique finishing touch for your invitations? One
that will “wow” your guests? One that you can actually afford?

 

We
have the answer: DIY pockets and self mailers from Jean M! They’re pre-cut, scored for folding and ready for you to add your
invitation and enclosure cards. Best of all, they’re sized to fit our DIY
wedding invitations
so you can mix, match and coordinate all you like. You can also order a printed
invitation
and enclosures from us and add the right pocket at a fraction of the cost of invitations
designed with pockets included.

 

Our
DIY pockets are available in four sizes and come in great colors to match our DIY wedding
invitations

 
Jean M Jumbo Pocket wedding invitations


Jumbo Pocket (5 1/4" x 7
3/16" folded)

 
Jean M Tea Pocket wedding invitations


Tea Pocket (4 1/8" x 9
1/4" folded)

 
Jean M Imperial Pocket wedding invitation wraps


Imperial Self Mailer (6 5/15" x 6
5/16")

 
Jean M Marquie Pocket wedding invitations


Marquis Self Mailer (5 3/4" x 5
3/4") 

 

And
here is some inspiration for creating the perfect look with our pockets!

 
Jean M Alana Pocket wedding invitations

Our
printed Alana invitation and enclosure cards in a white Tea pocket.

 
Jean M Jane Pocket wedding invitations


Our
printed Jane invitation and enclosure cards with a white Jumbo pocket.

 

Be
creative and enjoy!

Jean M Wedding Invitations and Accessories

 

 

 

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It’s DIY Week! Find great ideas for creating the perfect look for your outdoor wedding.

Outdoor
weddings are popular and beautiful. And the best part is that they're SO easy
and fun to DIY for! Jean M makes it easy for you to choose the blank card
stock, envelopes and embellishments
you need to create a unique DIY look all your own.

Get
inspired by the DIY outdoor wedding look we've created here. We incorporated
shades of green and floral accents for a look of fresh, natural elegance.

Read
on to find out how we did it ourselves!


JeanM DIY outdoor wedding invitation idea

Invitation:


olive imperial self-mailer pocket 


celery imperial flat card


white marquis flat card
printed with wording on color printer


1 1/2" olive grosgrain ribbon


5/8" thyme satin ribbon 


Dreaming Up Designs "Spring Fever – Vintage Floral" scrapbooking
paper
cut into floral-shaped accents


rhinestone add-ons 


Enclosure Cards:


white and celery flat cards 
cut to size


Dreaming Up Designs "Spring Fever – Vintage Floral" scrapbooking
paper
cut to size

 


JeanM DIY outdoor wedding favor idea

Favor:


celery bellaTINA envelope


3/8" espresso satin ribbon 


Dreaming Up Designs "Spring Fever – Vintage Floral" scrapbooking
paper
cut into floral-shaped accents


olive leaf tags printed on color printer


rhinestone add-ons 

 


JeanM DIY outdoor wedding thank you cards

Thank You Note:


celery enclosure printed on color printer


Dreaming Up Designs "Spring Fever – Vintage Floral" scrapbooking
paper
cut to size


5/8" thyme satin ribbon 


olive enclosure envelope 

 

Think
about your own wedding style, and start getting creative with our DIY
Wedding Invitations
, ribbons and more!

Are you DIYing invitations for an outdoor wedding?  If so, comment and tell us what colors and embellishments you are using!  Happy Friday!

Enjoy!

Jean M Wedding Invitations and Accessories

 

Remember
— we’re offering you FREE shipping on your entire DIY order, this week only!

 
Jean M DIY Free Shipping Sale


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It’s DIY Week! Find great ideas for creating the perfect look — it’s all here in black and white!

When your wedding colors are black and white, the possibilities are endless for creating DIY wedding invitations, DIY favors and more! Jean M has not only the black and white items you need, we also have a gorgeous array of colorful papers, envelopes and ribbons for adding that oh-so-important "pop" of color that will wow and impress your guests.

 

Get inspired by the black and white with a pop of fuchsia wedding look we've created here. We printed a damask pattern on our pieces and added ribbons and rhinestones for a look of modern elegance.

Read on to find out how we did it ourselves!

 

Jean M DIY Black White Pink wedding invitation

Invitation:

• black pocket 

• fuchsia jumbo base card 

• white jumbo top layer printed with wording and design on color printer and cut to size

• black 5/8" satin ribbon 

 

Enclosure Cards:

• fuchsia and white flat cards printed with wording and design on color printer and cut to size

 

Jean M DIY Black White Pink Envelopes

Envelope:

• black and fuchsia jumbo envelopes 

 

Envelope Wrap:

• white flat card printed on color printer and cut to size

 

Jean M DIY Black White Pink Favors

Favor Boxes:

• black and fuchsia favor boxes 

• black and fuchsia 3/8" satin ribbon 

rhinestone add-ons 

 

Favor Box Wraps:

• white flat card  printed on color printer and cut to size

 

Think about your own wedding style, accent color and design, and start getting creative with our DIY Wedding Invitationsribbons and more!

 

Enjoy!

 

Jean M Wedding Invitations and Accessories

Remember — we’re offering you FREE shipping on your entire DIY order, this week only!

 

DIY wedding invitation week

 

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