Invitations were still a necessity though, so I went on the hunt to see what I could find in stores. My mom and I hit up Target and Michael's with no luck. And then we stopped and Kohl's and hit the jackpot with these cute flower-themed numbers.
First things first, ignore the quality of the photos. I worked on these during my lunch break and left my camera at home, so cell phone pics is what you get. Second, I too realized that these invitations did have a drawback. They aren't invitations. Minor detail, right? But that little 'Thanks A Bunch' on the front can totally be remedied. I started out by turning the once blank interior into your typical fill-in-the-blank invitations. This is super simple to do. Just measure the interior of your card and use Microsoft Word to make a page in that size. Then create a text box with your wording and run the invites straight through your printer. You could even write up party specific wording instead of the fill-in-the-blank version.
With the inside completed, I turned my attention to the front. I found a piece of cardstock in a coordinating color (really simple since there were so many to choose from) and ran it through the printer to create little tabs that say 'You're invited..." A little bit of adhesive later and I'd covered up that pesky 'Thanks A Bunch' with something more invitation appropriate.
And then all that was left to do was address and mail them out! Have you been tweaking anything premade to be semi-homemade in order to better fit your needs lately?