WWKSD? Black Ink on White Invitations

That abbreviation stands for “What Would Kate Spade Do?” It has been my mantra throughout this inspiration collecting and beginning of the crafting process.

You would think someone as crafty and color crazy as me would have some beautiful, colorful invitation in mind. I’ll be honest, at first I did. It was this design, Sunlit Blooms by Wedding Paper Divas. This invitation is pretty much my watercolor invitation dream that inspired the cake box I made here.


From Weddingbee, I heard about a wonderful printing website that is very affordable called Catprint. They will send you a free sample pack of envelopes and paper samples if you request it through their website. (Which is awesome for choosing your perfect paper thickness and sheen.) However, after pricing out some etsy printable options and pricing out the printed copies on Catprint I see that doing a black and white invitation with colorful exterior elements (i.e. envelopes) will help save a dramatic amount on the invitations and actually do a better job of maintaining the Kate Spade look.

These are some of my inspiration:



So I’m looking to purchase something like the above and use these awesome hot pink and black envelopes from envelopemall.com with a liner similar to these wrapping paper collections:


via envelopemall.com


via envelopemall.com


via abeautifulmess.com

That gold wrapping paper with the large white polka dots will be what I use to line the envelopes with–look forward to a tutorial on how to create your own envelope liners!


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