Post # 1
Ok… I sooo love the GOCCO idea and I am heavingly swaying over into buying one! BUT I was at the local craft store and saw many ‘clear acrylic stamps’ (some even nice ones from Martha Stewart) and I am now thinking of trying out the stamped-up look on invitations, etc.
Has anyone tried using these clear stamps (using as borders, initials, designs, etc.)? Any pics that I can see? What would be the pros/cons of using print-out invites and using stamped-designs??
THanks you Bees!
Post # 3
I printed my invites at home using my HP Photosmart printer, and they came out beautifully. I designed the layout on Mac Pages. I hand stamped the response cards and the backs of each envelope. They came out beautifully! Just be aware that it is a very time-consuming process. It took me 3 or 4 days to make 50 invites, including lining and addressing the envelopes.
Post # 4
There was this post by Mrs. Gardenia last year about stamping her save-the-dates. I loved the way the turned out and am definitely doing it for ours!
Save The Dates
Post # 5
Stamps can work great for invites! I stamped a cherry blossom design on all of my invites and many people couldn’t even tell they were a stamp!
My advice would be the following:
1. Use a good quality, water based, quick drying ink pad. I used classic ink pads from Stampin’ Up (an online craft company) and they are marvelous.
2. If you’re worried about lining up the stamp exactly on the paper where you want it, you can use a tool called a Stamp’a’Majig. They’re available at Michaels or Joanns, and they’re about $12.
3. Recruit helpers! I had three friends, plus my mom helping me stamp 125 invites and it took a couple days. If you are going to have helpers, buy at least two of the stamps you want to use.
I tried to post a photo of how mine turned out, but the pic isn’t working right. PM me if you want more information or have other questions 🙂
Post # 6
I did the stamp thing for my first set of invitations and plan on doing a again with my new theme. It works well but you have to be on a Flat surface, have patience and do a few tests so you can figure out the placement of the stamp and what looks best.
If you look at my profile and see my page you will see my stamp I did on our invitations
Post # 7
My invites were done by printing them and then stamping the lobster detail.
You can see the save the dates here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/06/03/save-the-dates-9/
and the invites here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/07/02/corn-here-they-are/