I entered the contest and then something amazing happened. It wasn't me winning, but the design that Kimi came up with for the winner was exactly what I had been looking for. And, lucky us, it was going to be available on the main website.
I only had one concern about the invitation, which was that my hyphenated last name wouldn't fit between the trees. Kimi, who is amazing, reassured me that it would be okay. So we picked wording and ordered the invitations. Then we got them printed and assembled them.
So here is the finished product (printed on recycled linen paper, which gave them a really professional look):
Some more detailing of the trees, which have our initials carved in them:
And then you flip them over:
Why yes, I did make pocketfolds. When you do them this way, they are super-easy and only take 2 hours.
I bought a grass stamp at Michaels and we used the same ink pad from our Save the Dates. My sister lovingly stamped all of these and they look pretty good.
The only downside? I highly recommend using rubber cement and gluelines, because after 2 months of sitting in our apartment, our invites looked like this -
I will say, I've seen a lot of invites since we ordered ours, but nothing else has seemed quite so perfect. There are people who hazard against DIY invites, but truthfully, if you aren't a perfectionist and you have enough good people who have your back, it's pretty easy.