Post # 1
Yay! Late last night my Fiance and I put the last touches on all of our 350 invites. Much kudos to my Fiance who handled about 95% of the project and to my sister/MOH who crafted all 24 different types of our envelope liners. The entire project was DIY including printing except for the pocket which we ordered. Best part, each total invite came out to $1.85! Enjoy!
The embossing detail which is my favorite part:
The back side of our invite:
All the different liners. I can’t wait to start addressing them!
For fun. =) Pic of my Fiance (top) stamping and my sister/MoH (bottom) making the liners.
Post # 3
Wow, they look awesome! Can you share some details of how you spent so little money?
Post # 4
they came out great!!! i LOVE diy!!
Post # 5
SO awesome. I’m impressed!
Post # 6
@MAURINA: @Mars62312: Thanks! My Fiance is beside himself with pride honestly. Keeps complimenting himself, but since he did a good job, I’m letting the ego stroking pass. lol
@peachacid: Thanks. I don’t mind sharing at all. The price was a bit lower bc we had some of the equipment from when we made my sister’s wedding invites last year so we didn’t need to buy the Exact-O cutter, embossing gun, and the embossing powder. We also used our home printer. We ordered online the brown pockets ($192), green cardstock, and linen cardstock from Pocket & More ($187); the envelopes from Cards & Pockets ($82); two ink cartridges ($40) from Office Max; the liners at Michaels ($86- using a 50% off coupon for each paper book); the stamp ($7) clearance from Hobby Lobby; the glue and stamping ink from Michaels ($24-using 50% off coupon); and $30 was misc. costs such as paper samples and ink stamps that we bought but didn’t like and can’t return.
Post # 9
@Katnisseverdeen: @mypinkshoes: Thanks!
@peachacid: Also forgot to mention, since the invitation measures only 6.25 in x 6.25 in., we saved money on supplies by putting more than one file on the same page. On one page of cardstock, we printed the actual invitation and the smallest of the three inserts. On another page was the other two inserts. It was a little tricky with the formatting but we test printed on regular cheap printer paper until we finalized the format. Do not test print on the linen paper. We messed up so many times on the printer paper before getting it right.
Post # 11
@Almost Mrs.P: Thanks! It feels great finishing this project.
Post # 12
@Olive12: how did you measure out the liners so good? how much did that run you? What did you need for that aspect. Sorry not crafty but i really like