Kraft paper envelopes

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think I’d make sure my envelopes will survive in the mail, I wouldn’t go with super cheapie ones.

Have you looked on etsy for envelopes?

I bought kraft paper envelopes for my save the dates, and I don’t recall spending $40 on them!

Post # 5
Member
1214 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t go too cheap.  It will show one way or another.

Post # 6
Member
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I ordered kraft envelopes and I’m really, really happy with them.  I paid about $20 for 100 A2s so these numbers look about right to me.  I was so happy I did that, seriously.  I think our STDs would have looked cheapy without them.

Post # 9
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I ow how you feel, everything seems to be way more expensive than you think it should be.  I was going to suggest Cards and Pockets as well.  Much cheaper and they have a wide variety of colors.  i think I’m going to be getting my inner envelopes from them.  They’ll send you samples  of paper colors and of envelopes for really cheap too.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SouthernBee33:  I felt the same way about the Vistaprint envelopes so I ordered ours from Paper and More. I’m happy with the quality, although it’s packs of 50. 

@emstar168:  Cards and Pockets kraft envelope color is “Straw Kraft” =) We also looked at theirs and would have gone with them if P & M wasn’t slightly cheaper.

Post # 12
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SouthernBee33:  How much time do you have on your hands? 🙂 I had this exact same problem and was really struggling to figure out what we should do until FI came up with the craziest way to save us money yet, but goodness–it worked!

We MADE our kraft envelopes.

We had ordered the oversized postcards from VistaPrint and were struggling to find that size in stores, and online was pretty expensive, as you said. We had a larger guest list so our cost was even higher. So do you know what we did? We went to Michael’s and bought a roll of kraft paper for $4. Yup, four bucks.

It tooks us two days to make the envelopes (partially because I printed several of them wrong and we had to re-make 20 of them), but we definitely saved ourselves a lot of money. There are templates you can find online, but we actually made our template and using a scoring board (FI had one already, but they also sell these in stores–they basically show you the guidelines of where to make your “lines” for folding).

Yes, it was time consuming, but I mean, our envelopes look awesome. They are sturdy, look professional, and were so inexpensive! And FI and I got some great bonding time together, too. We are so proud of our envelopes! Everything is going in the mail today! 

If you’ve got the time, this really wasn’t that hard of a project–it just took some time. But if you have friends you could enlist to help cut, score, fold and glue, it’d go pretty quickly! 

Here’s our awesome stack of envelopes! I wish I could show you how cute the back flap design is, too, but it’s got our address, haha.

This is FI helping me print all the addresses, but I’m posting so you kinda can see the shape of the back flap on that one on the table. We even used a corner punch to make the point round like the Euro Flap ones on cards and pockets.

 

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