Post # 1
For all of you DIYers….where did you find affordable reams of colored paper, thin enough to work for your envelope liners? This is a super easy task I’m stoked about starting this week…but I can’t seem to find a good selection anywhere!
Ideally, I’d like to find a stack/pad/ream of dark purple paper, but a lighter shade will do. Affordability and weight is key! (buying single sheets or cardstock is out.)
I’ve checked at Michael’s and Office Depot, to no avail.
Please do share your sources. =)
Post # 3
Hi Miss Pinot!
I know you said single sheets were out, but I just ordered paper for my envelope liners from papermojo.com, on the recommendation of one of the bees (I forget which one). I love love love their selection and I didn’t think the price was unreasonable, the sheets are really big! That’s all I’ve got tho :o) Good luck, have fun!
Post # 4
I got my paper from Hollander’s — http://www.hollanders.com I have yet to see how well my selections work, but they have a HUGE variety of gorgeous papers. 103 different options came up for purple. They do come in sheets, however, about 2×3 feet, but most are under $3.
Post # 5
I used wrapping paper. I found the perfect shade of pink Martha Stewart wrapping paper that had a quilted texture for $1 at Michael’s. I figured I could try it out and it worked great.
I also used wrapping paper to line the envelopes for my rehearsal dinner invitations. My colors for those invites were navy and gold and I found nice gold wrapping paper for $3 at Target.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I would try wrapping paper as well. Also I know that when I went to Michael’s their paper pads were all 40% off, so maybe you could find a purple variety? Or maybe see if you can order a special ream off of Staples or Office Depot?
Post # 8
Wrapping Paper! I hadn’t thought of that?! What a brilliant and extremely affordable idea. I’m trying that one out for size, looks like I’m in store for a trip to Michael’s tonight.
Thanks ladies for all your help!
Post # 9
I used dark purple mullberry paper for my save the date envelope liners since I couldn’t find the perfect patterned paper. This mullberry paper is lightweight and has an interesting texture/fibers. It is also pretty inexpensive, especially when you use the really big sheets. I ordered both the aubergine and purple and I ended up using the aubergine: http://www.mulberrypaperandmore.com/ThaiUnryu/MulberryPaper-AUBERGINE.aspx
Post # 10
@Katie – Thanks for the mentioning Paper Mojo! I was having a hard time finding any kind of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper that would work with my colors. I found some I like on Paper Mojo and am ordering some samples.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Our invitation person designed a pattern for us to use, and then we just printed them, since we were having trouble finding the right color and pattern for our liners.
Post # 12
I did consider stamping my own design on paper that matched my invitations since I can get all the same colors in text weight paper, but figured that would be my last option "just in case".