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Last night, Fiance and I were in Walmart buying random stuff and wandered into the invitation/craft aisle. Some of the invites were actually really cute…and cheap! There was a pack of 25 invites with RSVP cards for $15. I’m thinking of DIY’ing our invites and would love if you posted your inexpensive DIY invites, here (with prices, of course!)
Post # 3
This is my favorite from Target – I wish I would have gone this route. It is a fantastic design. I also liked those at Staples from Gartner Studios. Here is the target link
Post # 4
This was the set we used.
Printed them out the night before my great-aunt’s wake…oh, yeah, that was fun. 😛
Post # 5
This is the set we bought from Michaels:
This is what I did to make them more *us*:
Mind you, these pictures were taken AFTER the invite had traveled 6k miles to my in-laws and then flown another 6k miles in a suitcase back to the USA for the wedding. 😛
Post # 6
@dodgercpkl: I am going to do DIY too.Looking between a set a Target and at JoAnns right now. But I LOVE the idea of adding in a photo!!! SUper cute. We should have our engagment photos back by then and hoping to get a good one.
Thanks for the idea. This is why I love the bee and you girls! =)
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@irishbride2be: Thank you!! I’m glad you like it! 🙂
Post # 9
Mine are just from red and ivory cardstock. I purchased the blue envelopes in bulk.
I designed it with a calligraphy pen, used a corner cutter/embosser from Joann, and scanned it to print on my computer.
Not shown: We’re going to use a wax seal (gold wax) on the red envelope.
It’s pretty small (blue envelope is A2).
Post # 10
@dodgercpkl: These are amazing!
So what photo did you use if that photo wasn’t within 6k miles of you when you mailed them?
Post # 11
I am designing something simple in photoshop and printing everything out myself. We only need 50 invites. The breakdown is something like this (I haven’t added in tax and shipping)
- 50 pocketfolds – ~$35 from cardsandpockets.com
- 50 blank invites – ~$5 paperandmore.com
- 100 enclosures – ~$10 paperandmore.com
- 50 A7 envelopes – ~$12 paperandmore.com
- 50 4 Bar envelopes – ~$12 paperandmore.com
- Photoshop – FREE 30 day trial
- Layout which includes: invite, information, and RSVP cards (a few hours of my time since we wanted something simple)
For a grand total of ~$74 for 50 invites. I ordered samples and will be printing up a test run of everything so I will try to post pics then. Everything will be mailed out at the end of the month.
Post # 12
My invitations were from Micheals and on clearance. They were $15.00 for 50 invites. 🙂
Post # 13
@ellabee: Thank you!
I’m not entirely sure what you are asking, but to clarify, the engagement picture used was taken here in the USA and the invites were made here. The pictures of the invites that I’m showing in my post were ones I took when my in-laws were here in the USA for the wedding. My comment after the pictures was just to say that the invites aren’t in pristine condition because they had been mailed, traveled 6k miles via usps to get to my in-laws and then brought back with them to the USA for the wedding another 6k miles. I took the picture when they were here so that I had one of the invites I made. Does that answer your question?
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Wow! I’m completely impressed with the DIY-ness going on this thread.
I had no idea that the invites from these stores could be so nice…or even that making them straight from cardstock would be that nice. Thanks, ladies! And keep them coming 🙂
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I didn’t use a set, I couldnt find anything I liked so I got all my paper materials from paperandmore.com
- 100-pocketfolds $60
- pearl white paper-200 sheets $80
- pearl white cardstock- 200 sheets $60
- black carstock- $13
From hobby lobby (I had to go almost every day to get the stuff a needed with a coupon lol!)
- flower stamp- about $7
- impressabilities embossing thing (for the cover)-$4
- black ribbon-$2.99
I did all my printing at my local office supply store for about $30
I was getting quotes from $9-$12 per invitation because of all the inserts! I needed 100, so that wasn’t going to happen. And I have a lot of the pretty cardstock (which I’m using to make table numbers) and paper left.