Post # 1
Ok – so about 9 months in the making – and I am finally finished with my DIY invites! I’ve been working on these seriously since May (I think that’s when I started…) of last year.
I created a template for the folded envelopes and THAT is what took the longest. But I also cut out and glued the orange insert which the photo invite is attached to, inside – I used scrapbook ribbon tape to put the ribbon on the fold inside every envelope – I cut out every diamond and glued each front which has his and mine names on the front of the envelope.
I created, in Photoshop the Invite, the RSVP, the Hotel accommodations and the directions.
I found the PERFECT size envelopes for the RSVP’s and Even the outter envelope, I used a stamp to create the lines in which all of the addresses are (hand)written upon. Here is my final product!
I am taking to get them metered at the post office this saturday morning and will be sending them out next week!
Post # 3
wow! you have been a busy bee..lol. awesome job! but isnt too soon to be sending them out next week if your wedding is in june??
Post # 4
They look awesome! So, so amazing! Great job!
Post # 5
Congrats!!! That’s a lot of hard work 🙂 Our wedding is June 12 and I’m steady cranking them out! I hope to get them in the mail by the end of March!! Woo Hoo!
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
yay! congrats on your big finish! i love a good pocketfold 🙂
Post # 9
nope – I read everywhere “4 months” to send out invites – plus I put on the RSVP’s I’d like them back by April 31 – that gives them 2 months to send back and us 2 months to prepare! 😀
I really need to figure out exactly how much I’ve spent on these…so far my totals are:
Outer envelopes – 40 envelopes with 40 cards – $10 each x 2 = $20.00 for envelopes
RSVP envelopes – 96 total – 8 per pack at $.25 each (gotta love sales!!) = 12 packs = $3.00 total
Brown Cardstock – 1 12×12 piece per folded envelope – 75 total x $.29 each (always bought on sale) = $21.75
Orange Cardstock – got 2 pieces from each orange 8×11 (includes front diamond from scraps) – 75 total x $.19 each – $14.25
Ribbon – used 2 spools – $2 each = $4.00
Invitations – printed off at CVS – $.19 for 90 (printed extra) = $18.xx (with tax)
TOTAL for 75 invites: about $83!!! 😀
course this doesn’t include postage…THAT’s going to suck!
Next up – finish all my DIY centerpieces (most everything’s been bought…) – create my DIY programs – create my DIY candy bar favors.
Post # 10
Those are awesome! I love them! I can’t believe how inexpensive they ended up either.
Post # 11
They look fantastic! Kudos – you must feel so great!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
They look awesome! Great job!!
Post # 13
wow…4 months! i guess i gotta get my butt in gear with my invites! awesome job….they look amazing….you worked really hard.
Post # 14
Wow…those are amazing! Great job!