I FINALLY got done all my invitations. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that they ar...
Calculations.. tons of these sheets
All in a row
Carolyn Helping :)
Seals with Rhinestones!!!!!
Homemade RSVP Envelopes
RSVP helper lable :)
BELLY BAND PRE SCORED BY FH
CLOSING AND GLUING BELLY BAND
CLOSE UP BELLY BAND PATTERN
CLOSE UP OF SEAL
WAX UP CLOSE
BACK OF OUTER ENVELOPE
PRAISE THE LORD!!!
Thank you to the heaven's above! b/c I really don't think I could have worked on these one more day! lol
But I love them more than I imagined. They're exactly what I wanted. And no joke, they weigh 4 ounces each! That's insane! I always knew I wanted a pocketfold.. I just think there were alot of little things that ended up causing so much grief that we could of avoided.
1st... we MADE the pocketfolds. If you're on a budget... great savings, but it was a headached. The paper was 20 dollars as opposed to 95 for the pocket folds.
We matted everything. I could have just printed the border to avoid all the extra work.
We decided to do the style where the pattern goes all the way to the edge, unfortunately most printers, including at kinkos... have rollers that pull the paper through the machine, so they can't print to the edge... so you have to print on slightly larger paper, print, and crop. Who'd of thought!
We had a bad experience with getting our paper professionaly cut. They had dull blades and frayed about 50 dollars of paper.. so we decided to cut every single piece by hand. 90 invites x 14 pieces of paper per invite. yah... took us over a month after work. I'm exhausted. but again.. I love them :)
We MADE the rsvp envelopes. We had a standard 5x7 pocketfold, but the smallest envelope you can buy is an A2 which is just over 5" long... I didn't want it vertically in there.. so we made our own. Cut them out, scored them, glued and added double sided tape with a little label to explain what it was. It was see through red, and after everything we did to these babies.. I was making it as easy as possible for my guests to respond ASAP! lol
We also lined all our inner and outer envelopes with patterned paper. We used glue.. DONT!!! use double sided tape. The glue expands a bit when it drys and caused the envelope to ripple. So we ironed every single envelope!!! crazy! but it helped a ton!!!
We handwrote the outter and inner envelopes. I had thought long and hard and decided I would find a pretty font and print them.. then I went to a family function and my Aunt said, "you are handwritting the addresses right?" "yes, yes I am" lol I've followed every other ettiquette rule.. why break this one! lol
After cutting all the cards and green matting to the perfect size.. attaching them all with double sided tape... We realized the thickness of the cards made them wayyy too thick for the pocketfold. so we had to trim the green on the right and left from each card... oh yay! lol
So anywho.. a pocketfold, with the main invite, matted, and ribbon wrapped around where the pattern and white meet. The white is iridescent.. I know that doesn't show well in my pics. The green is irridescent too :)
The cards: Map, Reception, Accommodations, and RSVP. Once it's all folded up, we added a belly band of our pattern with a seal. I made the seals and bands on irridescent paper as well and added 3 rhinestones to each seal.
Then that went into the black inner envelope. I hand wrote the guests names and sealed them with a wax seal. I actually made the seals on a cookie sheet and then attached them to the envelope with glue. That way I could do them early, and so that any ugly ones got tossed. :)
Then that went in the outer white mailing envelope that was already hand addressed but I printed the backs late last night.. no way in heck was I hand writing our return addy label.. I couldn't do it! So I made a cute little emblem with a tree and birds with our return addy and printed our monogram on the back of the envelope.
So anywho.. here they are!! And I'm back! I have 11 emails of "brides I'm watching" to catch up on! Can't wait to see what you have all been up to!!!!