Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Booked the Date! Woo Hoo!

It felt so good to see "Creel-Lind Wedding" in print today.  We reserved the date!
Could modify this, but like the idea of the layered look with the ribbon.
More casual than I was thinking, but neat to consider the different patterns that are doable.
Could make it like this, with personalized seals (ordered online) with ribbon, and then the invitation, reply card, weekend info, hotel info all inside on cards.

Map Folder Personalized Invitations with Ribbon Wrap: The timeless style of the old world map print accented with a turquoise ribbon wrap frames the wording area of these ecru wedding invitation folders. The front features an attachment tag for your initials flanked by the ribbon band and framed by a robin's egg blue border. Inside the folder you add your wedding celebration details. Each folder comes with an ecru envelope.

Found this great blog post about making save the dates.  Reference it here:

Their's was based off of the same save the date with the envelope on the back that I liked before.  They opted to go with a stand.  Pretty cool.

Another blog post I found has pricing for DIY papercrafting invites, which was something I had been trying to find.  View the post here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-pocketfold-invitations

Here is the pricing info:
Supplies for 100 invitations:
Fairway A7 Envelopes: 0.19 each - Total $19.00
Bitter Chocholate Signature Pocketfolds: 0.69 each - Total $69.00
Fairway Pre-cut invitation mats: 0.18 each - Total $18.00
Fairway bulk 8.5x11" paper (used for inserts) - 0.29 each sheet (fit one of each insert on one page) - Total $29.00
Zip Dry Paper Glue: $4.99 per bottle x 2 = $9.98
Gmund Savannah Tindalo Wood Grain Paper 8.5x11": 0.44 each sheet = 0.22 per invitation (two invitations printed on one sheet) =$22.00
I actually bought this paper in bulk because I am using it for a lot of other projects, that's how the price per sheet was so cheap. If you only buy a 50 pack it's $27.80.
Tree Wax Seal: $17.00
Green Faux Wax (works in glue gun): $5.00 for 25 sticks
Embossing Ink in Platinum: $2.99
Other supplies I already owned
Paper Cutter
Mini Glue Gun for wax

Then $.61 custom postage from Zazzle for $1 each.

The blogger said that she was inspired from this post: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/08/04/introducing-our-labor-of-love-invitations/
What I bought:
  • Printing - all printing was done on my home Epson All-In-One Printer
  • Wood Grain Paper - from Gmund Germany - GIFT
  • Vellum Envelopes (100) - bought from Envelope Mall for $16.75 for 100
  • RSVP Envelopes (100) - bought from Envelope Mall for $12.95 for 100
  • Enclosures (100) - bought from a paper store in the city $14 for 10 - total 140
  • String (8 packs) - bought from Craft 2000 (similar to Michaels) for $6.00 total
  • Stamps for RSVP - each cost $.44 - total $44.00
  • Stamps for whole thing - each cost $.61 - total $61.00 for 100
TOTAL COST: $281 or $2.81 each

 More beautiful invitation ideas!!

This one involved some engraving, but could be done flat printed.  Model after the design, shaping, layout, etc.  See the blog post here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/08/05/and-theyre-off-2/

And another one...

Blog post here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/our-diy-invitation-suite 
-Bazzil "Irish Eyes" swiss dot texutred cardstock from Scrapbook.com (after I cleaned out my local Michaels)
-Burnt Orange Ribbon from Joann's
-Yarn from Joann's
-Top notes from Etsy seller Crasy4Tutus
-Corner Rounder from Micheals
-Heart Punch from Michaels
-Font: Parfait Script (http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/argentina-lian-types/parfait-script/)
-Post cards & website cards designed by me and printed by VistaPrint on 100lb cardstock
-Envelopes (not pictured) Recycled Kraft envelopes from paperandmore.com
Total Cost: $150 for 70 Invitations

This girl got to sewing:

8.5x11 bulk Snow White Cardstock:  4.95/50 pack = 24.75
5x7 Signature Pocket Fold:  .69ea = $69.00
Precut Invitation Mat:  .18ea = $18.00
Mailing Envelope:  .15 = $15.00
Belly Bands in Snow White: $8.95/50 pack = 17.90
 $144.65 total paper cost
1” starfish design seal- 10.00
(7) Aladine Glue Gun Sealing wax- $4.00 ea
 $38.00 – 15% off coupon= 32.30
Tombo Permanent adhesive
 Other items
Glue gun
Printer & ink
 My invites came out to be $2.23 each!
Invite 4.5”x6” = 2/sheet of cardstock
Directions 3.5”x 6” = 3/sheet
Reception 3.5”x5.75” = 3/sheet
RSVP 3.5”x5” = 4/sheet (postcard)
Accommodations 3.5”x4.25” = 4/sheet

I created and formatted the design for each invite and the individual inserts on Microsoft Word.
Everything was printed; by us at home.  We then took them to Fed Ex to be cut with their laser cutter ($1.25/cut x 24 cuts). I do recommend having them advise you with alignment so they can be cut correctly.
This is the easy part- however tedious the work may be! Once cut, you can assemble them… Apply a strip of the Tombo adhesive on all four sides of the mat and place on the center of the pocketfold. Repeat this step on the invitation and place on top of the matting. Stick one of each insert in the pocket in descending order.
The grand finale! Once finished, center the invite on the belly band. Secure the band on the back of the invite with the Tombo. Then wrap the belly band with a piece of raffia and hold secure with two fingers. Squeeze a nickel size amount of wax over the raffia and press down the seal. Let it sit for about a minute. I definitely, definitely recommend practicing on scrap paper before you start the invites!


I like this layout:

The pocketfolder is made from handmade paper from www.handmade-paper.us. This is the most expensive part of the suite at .60 each. The outer folder measures 8" x 5 1/2" finished and is made from a piece of cardstock cut into standard ledger size sheets.
The outer envelope is an A7 envelope that I got on clearance at WalMart for about .05 each. The same holds for the response envelope (A2 size).
The cards inside are cut as follows:
Cut the 8.5" x 11" card stock in the middle lengthwise. You will now have 2 pieces 4.25" x 11"
Cut the first piece widthwise at 7". This will leave a 4" piece.
Cut the second piece widthwise at 6". This will leave a 5" piece.
Now you have 4 successive pieces of card: 4", 5", 6" and 7".

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