Post # 1
I’m incorporating a hanky into my invite to wrap around my regular paper invite and RSVP card. (The end result will look like an ‘envelope’ with hemp string wrapped around everything like a present.) I’m stamping a saying on the hanky but have realized that the stamp can be seen on both sides of the hanky… so when all is done and wrapped, you see the opposite side of the imprint on the back.
Does this look awful? I mean, will people even turn this mini ‘package’ around before they open the hanky?
I’m freakin out this makes it look cheap or unclean…
please review these pictures keeping in mind this is a rough mock up. the hanky isn’t ironed, the stamp in the back is off centered… and i’m currently waiting for the proper fabric ink stamp in dk. brown. i did this quick mock up during my lunch hour so seriously, it’s not a masterpiece (at this point!)
just let me know if you received this hanky with invite in the mail that you wouldn’t be put off that the stamp on the hanky can actually be seen through the back (if you turned it around…)
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Post # 3
I like it and think that it’s different and fun.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t notice (or care) if it was there. I think the idea is fantastic and the detail amazing.
Post # 5
I LOVE it!! I may have to borrow this idea!!
Post # 6
i like the look of the it. if you’re concerned, why don’t you turn the handkerchief the other way and have the stamp facing out? once a person unties the string they will probably just let the handkerchief fall away from the invite (i mean, we’d all like to think that each person that gets one of our invites will carefully and lovingly open each element, admiring all the details along the way, but unless it’s a fellow bride they probably won’t). they’ll obviously look at the handkerchief but a recipient will most likely look at it all tied up, untie it, look at the invite inside, and then maybe come back to the handkerchief, so i think the stamp would have the most impact facing out. sorry if this is incoherent, don’t know why i can’t explain myself better.
Post # 7
I agree with pb and j – have the saying on the handkercheif facing outwards! I do think it looks a little off now that what you see before opening is backwards.
Post # 8
you guys are all amazing. thanks for the idea too!!!
i’m going to post the finished product on the DIY section 🙂
Post # 10
Yes – turn the hanky around so that the stamp faces outwards – would look great!
Post # 12
Would you be able to tell me where you you bought the handkerchiefs? Thanks!
Post # 13
@futuremrswucher: Hey there – I must admit – I got them over in Asia…
They are set up through paypal… The customer service rep Joseph was super responsive and helpful. Hope that helps you! I’d love to see the outcome either way! 🙂
Post # 14
@Appless14: I’m late on my response, but thanks so much!