Step by step guide to doily invite

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    Here is a step by step guide to making the invite with suggested dimensions:
    a) Select a doily that can fully cover your old cardstock when folded on 4 sides. I used found cardstock, which is really just an old library card measuring 4 and 7/8" by 3" (124 by 77mm) and a doily 7" (178mm) in diameter. I love it that old paper stock usually comes in round imperial measurements.
    b) Fold in the flaps by the sides first, followed by the flap below.
    c) Fold down the top flap and seal it with a kiss. In this case, I used Herma Self-adhesive label No. 2213, 8mm in diameter.
    d) Turn card over and addess with another adhesive label. I typed guest names on Herma adhesive label No. 2253, 19mm in diameter. I could use a round label as guests to this party did not have long names.

    Play around with sizes and textures. Cardstock with colour works better than white ones as the contrast enhances the pattern of the doily.

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    1. Dressed To Kill <3 58 months ago | reply

      These are gorgeous. I'm going to have to make some of these.

    2. MayWuhoo 58 months ago | reply

      i love doilies! and love your idea! thanks for sharing

    3. design.mein 58 months ago | reply

      Do show and tell, ;)i'll run. Pleasure is mine, Miss. 5!

    4. kristin rauch 55 months ago | reply

      Hi I'm and Admin. for a group called Doily Love and we would love to have your beautiful picture added to our group.

    5. Laura Lea 51 months ago | reply

      Oh these would be great for wedding announcements, shower invites etc. These are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    6. design.mein 50 months ago | reply

      Thank you Laura Lea and {JooJoo} for your kind words!

    7. jenmussari 48 months ago | reply

      These are so beautiful! As soon as I saw this I immediately ordered some 8" silver doilies off of ebay. They are super cute but I wish that they had a smaller center the way that yours do (the solid paper center on mine almost covers the whole front of the envelope). Where did you find your doilies?
      Thanks so much for sharing!

    8. Marta Romero 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tutorials, Recipes and Patterns, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. lis1es 47 months ago | reply

      Me ha encantado. Muchísimas gracias

    10. brinaroze 47 months ago | reply

      Sorry, I'm confused because I hear the postal service is kind of particular. You can actually send this in the mail as is?? You don't have to put it in another envelope or anything?? Because I LOVE this idea and want to do it for my wedding invitations. :)

    11. Levada Da Breca Artes 43 months ago | reply

      Lovely idea !!! Thanks.

    12. Francivusk 32 months ago | reply

      this is great! x

    13. cwfrosting 32 months ago | reply

      Lovely, just pinned this. Have the same question as brinaroze... will the US post office mail these?

      -caroline @

    14. design.mein 32 months ago | reply

      @brinarose @cwfrosting apologies for the late reply, I just returned from maternity : ) Regarding postage, I doubt these would survive the postal service, without any protective envelop. I did post a couple out in Singapore. I sewed them in 90gsm velum paper and they survived!

      We have stocked these lovelies at

    15. thewlette 31 months ago | reply

      Love, love, love this - I am so going to try this for a scrapbooking idea. Thank you!

    16. abrilillo2006 18 months ago | reply

      Es una idea muy bonita ,cracias por compartir!!!!!!!

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