You’re Invited!

So let me start the New Year for apologizing for my… um… lack of existence lately. The holidays swallowed me whole and just finally spit me out. My last post left off with the send-off of our invites. This is the follow up… our invites!

These are the labels that I wrote to Miss Etiquette about. I printed these out on 8.5″x11″ label sheets (6 on a sheet). Mr. Sushi and I cut them out individually by hand. I am sooo glad we did; I might be a lil‘ biased, but I think they came out quite nicely.

Return addy was Gocco’d on the back of the envelope.

This is what the guest pulls out of the envelope. A jacket, complete with belly band!

Invites gets pulled out of jacket and ta da…”You’re Invited!”

Close up of our invite; it’s printed on bright white linen paper.

Next up: the inserts.


Mrs. Sushi

Wedding Date:
March 2009
A Year In Review: 2008
Happy New Year!
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  1. Member
    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 2:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, LOVE your invites! And those labels were SO worth it, they look awesome. :)

  2. crabcake Member
    crabcake 834 posts, Busy bee @ 3:57 pm

    They are so cute!! I love your labels!!

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    MrsCPT 240 posts, Helper bee @ 3:57 pm

    The labels look great! I am so glad that using labels is becoming more acceptable, because I plan on using them rather than spending hours on my calligraphy (and wasting a few dozen envelopes).

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    Adrianne29, Guest @ 4:15 pm


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    deviledegg 1250 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:25 pm

    They look amazing! Great work!

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    Leslie, Guest @ 4:32 pm

    They are just awesome!

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    flamingo 1365 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:57 pm

    Two thumbs up!!! Im not a fan of red… but those look spectaculor and make me want to love red 😉 .

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    laurajane, Guest @ 5:01 pm

    I adore the labels- your invites look amazing!

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    Mochacoca, Guest @ 5:03 pm

    Looks great did you Gocco everything? I can’t wait till I pull out my Gocco. I have been stocking up on supllies :)

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    Starry-Eyed Barefoot Bride, Guest @ 6:01 pm

    Those look great – and please post if you get a response from Mickey and Minnie! =)

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    penguin 3490 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:16 pm

    These are Beauuuuuutiful Miss S! Your hard work paid off!

  12. taffy Member
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:16 pm

    They look awesome!!! :) I love the labels!

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    ES123 1020 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:05 pm

    Wow! I am blown away – I would never be able to do something like this! Great work!

  14. avocado Member
    avocado 1538 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:11 pm

    Really beautiful Sushi. Wow. I particularly love the hand cut label. All of the elements come together so well.

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    bugaboo, Guest @ 8:32 pm

    so beautiful! you are so talented! :) I would love to learn more about the wording you used on your invitation if you don’t mind sharing; it seems to be uniquely worded and I just love that!

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    bride 298 posts, Helper bee @ 11:19 pm

    love the labels! very beautiful and personal.

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    Fen (BeadFloraJewels), Guest @ 11:35 pm

    Beautiful invites! Lovely.

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    hotcocoa 2098 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:43 am

    These are FABULOUS. Seriously — I love every aspect of them, from the cherry blossom branch design to the origami belly band to the retro label.

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    chichibee, Guest @ 9:19 am

    did you gocco these yourself? they are so beautiful! i’ve been toying with the idea of getting a gocco and these make me want to get one so badly!!! : )

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    Luvbug6315 425 posts, Helper bee @ 10:10 am

    Those are really great! Good job!

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    mschampagne 1337 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:39 am

    Great job!

  22. pinotnoir Member
    pinotnoir 799 posts, Busy bee @ 1:05 pm

    The labels look perfect!

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    Danielle, Guest @ 1:09 pm

    I love the cherry blossom design. They look amazing. A new 2009 wedding collection “Cherry Blossom” is becoming popular among 2009 brides.

  24. quiche Member
    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:35 am

    Miss Sushi- Where did you get the design for your labels? I (gasp!) am going with labels as well & absolutely love yours :) Did you design them yourself?

  25. mssushi Member
    mssushi 1479 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:44 am

    @Miss Quiche: I recreated these labels from paper source ( in photoshop. I would’ve just bought them from paper source, but they didn’t have them in the color I needed. If you have photoshop, I would be happy to forward it to you. :)

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    Monty, Guest @ 12:15 pm

    Miss Sushi….beautiful invites! I, too loved the labels from Paper Source but they don’t have the colour I need either (fuschia pink). Is there any way you could forward me your template?? My e-mail is

  27. mssushi Member
    mssushi 1479 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:28 pm

    @Monty: I only have it as a photoshop file, will that work for you?

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    Monty, Guest @ 4:25 pm

    @Miss Sushi: That would be perfect! Thank you so much!

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    Amanda71109, Guest @ 3:42 pm

    could you forward it to me too.. I have…please

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    Amanda71109, Guest @ 3:43 pm

    @ Miss Sushi oops

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    Save Your Gocco Screens » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 5:39 pm

    […] day. Well, I put this rumor to the test and succeeded! Remember our return address I printed on our invitations? I just didn’t feel right tossing the screen in the trash when I was done, so instead, I wrapped […]

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    may, Guest @ 4:34 pm

    where did you find your cherry blossom clip art? it’s awesome!

  33. mssushi Member
    mssushi 1479 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:21 pm

    @may: I actually found it on scrapbook paper from my local scrapbook store and scanned it, edited it bit and changed the color.

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    AnnieAAA 5351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:21 pm

    Mrs. Sushi, these are awesome! I found some other invitations that I love and they are excatly like yours! I have a few questions for you.

    First, I really love the jacket, did you DIY or buy them?

    With your cherry blossom clip art, did you print this image directly onto your invitations (because the quality looks great) or did you gocco them on?

  35. mssushi Member
    mssushi 1479 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:39 am

    @AnnieAAA: Hiya Annie! I bought the jackets from If you go to the site, click on “Invitations”, then “Jacket Invitations”.

    I printed the cherry blossom art onto linen paper using a laser printer. I considered gocco-ing it, but figured that would be a waste of time and supplies for such a little detail, so I went the printing route instead. It was a high resolution image though, 300 dpi.

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    gurlwithapen 221 posts, Helper bee @ 7:55 pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on where to buy the jackets!

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