Post # 1
My DIY invitations came with plain white A9 envelopes, but I want to do SOMETHING to make them stand out. I can’t justify spending over $100 on colored envelopes, especially when I already have white ones.
Also, does anyone know if A9 envelopes require more than normal postage? It’s just going to be a flat invite and postcard in the envelope. Thanks
Post # 3
What about finding a stamp or getting a stamp made and adding a graphic to the outside? You can get ink in all different colours! I did that for the envelopes for a friend’s baby shower and it looked great!
Post # 4
you could use wrap-around labels to add some color.
Post # 5
@bakerella – Stamps sound good – but sometimes when I have tried stamps in the past, I mess them up or the ink gets uneven, etc. I’m not a great stamper! Maybe I’m just buying the wrong type of stamp or ink?
@kitzy – Those sound cool! Where you do get wrap-around labels from? Are they usually difficult to use & expensive?
Thanks for the help!
Post # 6
Some envelopes can be run through a printer, if you want to try printing on them. But it’s pretty tricky and they can tend to jam. I think the PPs suggestions of a stamp or wraparound label are great ideas.
Post # 7
i designed my own in illustrator. i’ll print them on an 8.5×11″ label sheet at kinkos, then cut them myself. martha stewart some templates you can download, and some sites sell pre-made ones (i know magnetstreet and minted do…i’m sure there are others).
mine aren’t expensive at all since i’m diying them. i paid $15 for a pack of label sheets. printing is about $1 per page, and i fit 6 labels on each page.
Post # 8
@Miss_Lily: You can purchase them from somewhere like TapeSwell, or if you do a google search you’ll come up with a ton of free templates to DIY them. As for stamps, I found putting them on a solid surface and pressing evenly and hard really helped. I had a few that didn’t stamp perfectly, but with the stamp I had it just sort of added character rather than looking terrible thankfully.
Post # 9
You could stamp or print a graphic on them.