Post # 1
I just got my invites back from the printer and while I like them, I can’t help but think I need to bling them up a little. I could really use some ideas. The invites are are light blue w/ white and darker blue lettering. They have overlapping and some concentric circles on them at the top, some w/ dashed lines and some solid lines. I need help spicing them up a bit without looking cheesy. Maybe spray on glitter (if I knew it would stay on teh paper and not look cheap. Or tiny (tiny!) rhinestones? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. If you think you can help and would like to see my invites plese send me a message. I just couldn’t figure out how to white out my info and didn’t want to post it w/ our full names and stuff.
Post # 3
I think the addition of a tiny rhinestone would work nicely. You don’t want to over do.
I’m not a big fan of glitter because it tends to get all over everything. I hate opening a letter and having glitter rain down on me.
Post # 4
I agree, no glitter! It’s very hard to keep from looking too "Vegas," and it’ll always rub off on something. A tiny rhinestone or two in clear or a coordinating blue would be very nice.
Post # 5
Glitter will definately come off in the mail, resulting in everyone having to vacuum after they open your invitation. You could experiment with placing a little rhinestone, and see what you think. Another option is to perhaps line the envelope with a stardream paper, or make a fancy belly band?
Post # 6
I agree with the other girls about the all over glitter, it probably wont turn out how you want. A few small rhinestones however, strategically placed maybe in the circles would look nice.
You could use cell phone gems…they are very small and already sticky. I use them in scrapbooking all the time and I have not had any problems with them coming off. That being saidd I have never mailed them, so you should do a trial run if they interest you! They are sold in packs at most electronic stores and I have gotten them from wallmart before.
Post # 7
I added tiny (2.2 mm) AB cflat back crystals to my save the dates and it was PERFECT. I got them at firemountaingems.com for i think $7 and change for 144 of them. I’d be happy to send you a pic of how they came out, although, its hard to see the bling in pics 😉
Post # 8
Any know of some cute paper punches that I could use to round the corners or something. I thought that maybe taht would eb a cute way to dress them up a little since they are plain square invites. The design on them is circles so maybe its only fitting that the edges are rounded.
Post # 9
you should be able to find corner punches in your scrapbooking section of your local craft store. Just don’t take on too much! your hand will start to hurt after punching too many!
Post # 10
I know that everyone has been saying no glitter, and I agree that some types of glitter look cheesy and won’t stay on, but I used a brand called Sparkly Glitter Glue that you can buy from Michaels, and it stays on. Even if you run your fingers across it, none of the glitter comes off.
You could use a shade of blue glitter glue to fill in some of the circles you’re talking about, or just line some of the sold lines.
Here’s a bit of my save the date so you can see how the glitter looks. There’s just enough glitter to give it that shimmer in the light, and it gives the card a lot of texture.
Post # 11
Thanks so much Emilie. Thats totally what I had in mind!!