We had troubles finding envelopes within a reasonable price range that complimented their Malibu blue and coral color scheme. I really liked the the velum.. but not the costs. So I was inspired by one of my Christmas gift wrapping ideas. PAPER BAGS, yes white lunch sacks, 50 for less than $2.00. Printing them took a little thought (not all printers will feed paper bags, but if yours does, it is a cinch). Then a quick zig-zag stitch on both ends and a snip of the pinking shears and voila, VELUM-LIKE envelopes!
Then I got the honor to design the shower invitations. I love love love the style. It is contempory yet with the vintage twist. I found this design at ourdailyobsessions and I knew I could recreate it. It took some time in Word (still need to learn Photoshop), but I did it.