(Closed) DIY invitation questions

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

there are many types of tape that can be used  Look for one that is acid free & permanent  Whlie pricier, I like the snail adhesive from Stampin’ Up!

 the belly band depends on what look you are going for…plain or some sort of embellishment.  If you want it to be as plain as possible, you will need a stronger tape…sticky strip…or you can just type in a bow, etc.

Just wanted to make sure you are aware that square invites cost more to ship

 I can’t help you on the RSVP/inner envelope portion, as we are only having one sheet of paper on the inside.  😉

Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: January 2009

If you are looking to save some scratch, I would suggest forgoing the inner envelopes. I too made an invite with a bellyband, although mine was a pocketfold which solved the RSVP card problem.  What you could do is stuff the RSVP and envelope on the back side of your invite, secured by the belly band. 


Instead of an inner envelope, we actually created a small square piece of paper and put our guests’ first names and affixed it to the belly band.  Made me feel a little bit better about bucking "tradition" 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 5
16 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m using an xyron machine, you can get them from Michael’s or AC Moore, places like that. If you use a coupon it will only end up costing you around $20.00. The refills are cheapest at Walmart, around 10.00.

 What it does is apply a continuous adhesive to the back of the cardstock so you will have a seamless mount. And there is no worries about wet glue or the invite falling off the back piece.

Post # 6
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I would use either Glue Dots or Zots to adhere the two different papers and the belly band. I think Glue Dots are more widely available, but I prefer Zots, they’re stronger. As for the RSVP card/ envelope, I would go with futuregrado and tuck them behind the invite, under the belly band.

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