Post # 1
Posted yesterday about making DIY invitations with lace. Well I made a few practice ones and liked the general concept– now I just need to doublecheck that it’s a standard size so postage isn’t more. How do I find this out? The invitation has a base of green cardstock, with cream colored paper over it (while still showing the gray) with a bit of lace on it.
Does anyone have any suggestions?? Much appreciated! Also, where do I find the envelopes that would be the right size? I went to Archivers and got the paper, but did not see envelopes.
You all are lifesavers!
Post # 3
We are making ours also and there are so many different sizes you can do but it seems like 5×7 is one of the most popluar. Your invite looks so beautiful by the way! Love the lace 🙂
Post # 4
If you’re not sure, I would take the mock-up to Jo-Anns or OfficeMax to check out envelopes. Then take the full mock-up to the post office to weigh.
Post # 5
Thank you!! So if the outside cardstock should be a 5 x 7, what do you think the cream colored paper should be then?
Post # 6
Paper Source has every size and color of envelopes imagine!
I also got some things from Cards and Pockets
Post # 7
The smartest thing I ever heard about DIY invites was to find the envelope size you like and then work backward with the size of the invites. That way you don’t have a bunch of invites that don’t fit into any standard envelopes. So good for you for thinking about envelope size now rather than later!
I think A7 envelopes are the most common for the size of most invites, but I am not sure exactly what size your invites would need to be to fit into A7s. 5 x 7? I think you are supposed to leave an eighth inch extra space on each side to fit in the envelope comfortably.
P.S. Love your mockup!
Post # 8
Yes the A7 envelopes will be perfect for the 5×7. That’s what we have. And it looks like maybe the cream paper should be about 1/2 inch smaller…so maybe like 4.5×6.5??
Post # 9
actually i think thats wrong…lol..math is not my strong point….i think it should be 4×6 the cream paper.