Post # 1
I’ve come to the hive more than once asking for critiques of my invitation designs, for Gocco help, and for more Gocco help. I’ve never really crafted much before in my life. Here is my finished product!
(1) I am a crazy busy first year law student, and I ran out of time to self-letterpress, so I sent my image file off to Mercurio Brothers. I managed to fit all of the white pieces onto an 8×9.25 (74 square inch) image file. There was a price jump at 75 square inches which I avoided. We got 70+ sheets printed on Lettra for about $350. Turn around time was 2 weeks. We’re having a small wedding, and the price would obviously be less per sheet if you have more sheets printed. Letterpress really isn’t economical in small quantities, but I had to have it. I highly recommend Mercurio! We saved a lot of money by using them and cutting the pieces apart ourselves.
(1) All design is my own, including the silhouettes–which are actually of us.
(2) Fiance cut apart the 8×9.25 sheets from Mercurio into the composite pieces, we have a small home guiottine cutter from Office Depot.
(3) Black linen envelope addressed in my own messy cursive. I was in a rush. Oh well!
(4) Return addresses and addresses for RSVPs all Gocco stamped onto the white envelopes (not pictured). I Gocco’d these instead of letterpressing to save money.
(5) Envelope liners are PaperSource sparkle wrapping paper, cut into liner shape and glued in.
(6) Belly band tag was Gocco’d onto 130# black cardstock I got as free samples from Neenah Papers (HIGHLY recommend). Grosgrain ribbon was hot glued to the tag to form a wrap.
(7) Liner in RSVP envelope is DIY cut up black paper, with our images and rsvp Gocco’d on in white.
If anything is spelled wrong in the images, please let me go on in my ignorant bliss!
Post # 3
It looks awesome! I’m doing silhouettes too. I love that sparkly liner and the one inside the RSVP. How cool.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think they look gorgeous!
Post # 6
OMG I love the gold glitter liners!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I would have seen that before I did mine!!
Post # 7
i love it! i self addressed my envelopes in my messy cursive too, but i think it gives it a personal touch 🙂
can you tell me how you measured out your envelope liners and what you used to glue them in?
Post # 8
Really lovely! I love the font you used for the invitations.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
My gosh! I looooove your envelope liners! (And all of it. )
Post # 11
@jisikah: I cut down a piece of cardstock to be a rectange the size of the white envelope, less 1/4 inch on the left and right (so it would fit inside the envelope later). Then, for the semi-pointed part, I cut the sides out so that from about 3″ from the top to the top it sloped in on each side. Just measure however sharp you want your sides to be evenly on both sides. Essentially you’re just cutting a right triangle out of both corners. Finally, I trimmed some off the bottom, so that the liner ended before the part you lick. I used that piece of cardstock as a stencil and traced it onto the back of my wrapping paper.
The glue I used was a plain white, orange cap elmer’s glue stick. I did them months ago and they’re still stuck fine. For an A6 envelope I got about 45 liners from a 5′ by 2’4″ roll. I fudged it a bit to fit more per roll by making the liner end an inch or so before the bottom of the inside of the envelope. Paper Source has some super sweet vintagey wrapping papers right now. I’m trying to hold myself back.
Post # 13
Very very beautiful invitation suite! Very creative too! Way to go 🙂
Post # 14
Sooo beautiful! I absolutely love them.