Post # 1
Hey bees. No mo drama here! 😉 I was just freaking out b/c this is the first thing people see about the wedding and I have 1 week less than I thought I did to get it done, but I’ve laid out a timeline (i.e. work like CRAZY on Wed, thur and fri pm and hope the envelopes make it in time!
So I went over to FMIL’s house today to show her the invites (and see pics of a wedding she crashed over the weekend but that’s another story all together!) We put together a few ideas and mockups of what I’ve got, and came out with a favorite. So now ladies- you opinion! (the one that matters most!! lol!).
Post # 3
I really like what you did with the pocketfold! I am a bit iffy on the outside design where the ribbon is.
Sorry to go off on a tangent here but I love the inside so much so if it is OK, can I ask you a few questions?
What is the dimension of your pocketfold and also the inner actual invitation? I want to do a little contrasting lining like that as well in ours and we are first trying to decide on a size. 🙂 TIA!
Post # 4
They look great!!! I really like it!
Post # 5
Thanks amber! I know I was so freaking about, well, really nothing!
JCM-I’ll take another pic tomorrow pm of the bellyband- it basically goes outside the pocketfolder kind of like a "seal" thingie- which the paper is actually going to be covering up an actual seal that I am writing (printing on sticky labels in my font) the names of the invited parties on… I’ll take a pic of that too when I get to it. I thought it looked a little weird with the ribbon with the paper on it, but it actually came out better than I expected, and LMAO my FMIL was like WOW that is so crafty (and the whole time I’m thinking geezzzz I combined a few ideas from other people). Anyway, The final will have the sanddollar in a tan/pink sandy raised embossing— not shiny though, this really cool distressed kind I found at the hobby store a while back and haven’t had a reason to use yet!
I might use a wider white grosgrain ribbon instead of the pink— my camera really exaggerates it, but I think the pinks might be too different to actually pull it off…
The pocket folder is the 5×7 from cardsandpockets.com in khaki canvas textured paper.
The pink is 4.75×6.75 cut from flat cardstock (boo stardream lol) with my trusty cutterbee!
The invitation layer (printed invite) is 4×6 thermography from mygatsby.com (order the 5×7 and you pick the size of the paper when customizing),
Using a 4×6, I could have more pink 1/2" on all sides versus the 1/8 suggested by most companies (they say use 4.5×6.5 invite layer) giving more than just a little pop (b/c I love pink but FH is over it right now).
Inserts were plain cardstock #120lb cover stock bought in a pack of 250 for like $10 on sale at office max a year ago! I cut the paper in strips of 3.5 longwise (giving 3 per page) and then ran them through the printer BEFORE cutting the length down (PITA, but the printer ate anything shorter than the 8 inches!). I just made sure to line up the margins and used the paper sizing for "japanese envelope 90mm" which is 3.54" wide so it worked for printing those.
Post # 6
I second the ribbon on the outside looks a little "off" from the rest of the colors. The rest looks great and I like the sand dollar outside seal. Try the white ribbon and I think you’re good to go.