Post # 1
So i’ve been trying to cut costs, and I think the go to thing to do so is to create your invites as starters. I wanted these amazing invitations with the belly band, and packaged so nicely but got the quote of $690 for 100! urgh ! So I took it upon myself to make these babies for way less!!
The liner needs some work, the envelopes I brought ended up having a large euro flap and is more curved.
Post # 2
Price break down for anyone interested:
Envelopes (main & RSVP) $43
Vellum Paper- $ 25 for 100
Velvet Ribbon- 6 rolls of 3 yrds- $10
I printed on my home printer so didn’t have to pay for printing. printed 110lb cardstock linen paper.
total- $ 113
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
lcb2013 : I love these! Sort that envelope liner out and nobody would know these are handmade 🙂
Post # 4
lcb2013 : those look great! I would have never guessed they were DIY – you did an awesome job!
Post # 5
stephisaur : thank you!! And yes I have to keep playing with it it’s driving me crazy! I pull it up too much it covers the glue and hangs some. Lol going to cut and tweak tonight!
kcwilson11 : thank you!! And was so easy and full proof for me lol except the vellum that was tricky to print until I found some tricks online.
Post # 6
Lovely! I am a fan of DIY invites. These are beautiful! Have you tried to round the top point of the liner? There is a paper punch that will do it for you. I think the main reason you are having trouble with the liner is because the paper is a different shape than the envelope flap. You might even have to cut the part of the liner that slips into the envelope narrower so you have the same amount of red paper along the entire edge of the flap. A little extra work but it will pay off. And FYI: always apply adhesive to the smaller paper being adheared so there is no overlap.
Post # 7
Make sure you check with postal service about the weight, sometimes the fancy invites cost more to ship and I’ve heard horror stories about them never being delivered. Just a tip.
That said, they’re beautiful!
Post # 8
Absolutely gorgeous! You should be very proud of yourself.
Post # 10
Those are gorgeous! I love the vellum in invitation suites, and your colors and motif are incredible!
Tip for the envelope liner: trace the envelope (with flap open) onto your liner paper, then cut out the shape, trimming about 1/2 inch of the bottom. Should work like a charm (:
Post # 11
Thank you everyone!!
Lokie85 : missjoy0819 : Both great tips! going to try them out ! Thank you
Post # 12
I love these! I diyed my invites as well! I would have loved to use that transparent paper, that looks so lovely, but my printer would’ve eaten it lol
Ours were much more simple in design (I’m a graphic designer so I made it a bit artsy but super simple) but I love the floral designs, I really wanted one for a while!!! These look so beautiful! I also love the envelope liner, beautiful little touch 😉
Post # 13
iceetemp : Thanks so much! doesn’t it feel good to send out DIY invites lol. And omg my printer gobbled up the vellum lol i then found the trick on youtube to tape the vellum to regular printer paper and it worked perfect!
Post # 14
lcb2013 : so pretty! If I got these back from a professional printer I’d be happy. Well done 🙂