Post # 1
I need to buy some paper for random DIY projects: programs (flat notecards), notes (need a flat card with coordinating envelope), escort cards, and another smaller flat card for a wish jar.
All of that starts to add up quick!!
Any ideas for inexpensive paper purchasing??
Post # 3
I bought my paper from http://www.cardsandpockets.com and I love it! I paid .17 per envelope and they are by far cheaper than anywhere else. Plus you are supporting a family run business 🙂 When I priced them out compared to Xpedex and some of the other big name paper/envelope companies online they were cheaper. I bought their 100 lb weight paper for the main invite and also for anything that needs to be sturdy, like our menus. That weight would be great for your escort cards, your wish jar cards, drink/food signs if you do that, etc. Just make sure your computer can print on cardstock that heavy though. You can order a sample of any envelope or paper color and weight for very cheap!
Post # 4
Cards and Pocket is what I used for the speciality stuff but just really good paper? I used a place called Xpedx (xpedxstores.com) and it looks like there are lots in southern california. I got an entire ream (500 sheets) of nice heavy linen paper for $22. It was hands down the cheapest and best selection I have seen anywhere. They also had all kinds of speciality paper (like gold vellum for a fraction of the price) and the folks at my location where very knowledgeable (they helped us figure out what kind of glue we needed).
Post # 5
We got 2 sets of ivory envelopes and card stock plus another color scrapbook paper, and a special pen for about $20.00 total for DIY invitations and responses. at a craft store.
Post # 6
I thought EnvelopeMall was very reasonable.
Post # 7
I used Cards and Pockets to purchase card stock for the covers for my programs and OOT bag booklets. I also purchased colored card stock to cut mats for my DIY stationery projects. The great thing is that by purchasing both card stock and envelopes from them, I don’t have to worry about matching. I have sky blue, chocolate, and candy apple red as my colors, and there are about 100 variations of each of them.
To print the inside of the programs and the OOT booklets, I purchased resume paper from Office Depot. It looks a little nicer than plain printer paper.
Hope that helps!