(Closed) Help! Invite Repair?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

How big are the invites and what style are they?  Is it a flat card, etc?  What size are your envelopes.  Cardstock is what came to mind too.

Did your online vendor tell you what kind of paper they were going to print on?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you have nothing important on the back, attaching colored, textured cardstock, with enough room for a little border, will help a lot!  I had to do this with some Vistaprint invites I ordered and it seriously made all the difference.

The important part though, it to make sure the glue you are using is not too wet (it will warp the paper), and that it is very strong, (I had a few peel away from the cardstock in the mail, the guest were like: “um, why did you include a random piece of colored paper in my invite?”

Best of luck!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

I was thinking double stick tape (they have rollers that are super easy to use – so you aren’t trying to measure each piece).  I haven’t worked with the spray stuff – although, with the silk paper, you’d have to do some tests.

check out cardsandpockets.com – they’ll likely be a pretty cheap place to buy that size paper for a backing.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely use double stick tape or mounting squares. That’s what I used to attach our invites to pocketfolds and it worked really well. Spray adhesive would be tough on a 5.5″ square piece because it can be hard to reposition, and it’s a huge mess.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It was the spray stuff that came unglued for me, but I think the trick is to stick it together really quickly and put it under weight to dry fully (like, keep it under a few books for several hours).  But double stick tape might be a better bet, that stuff is strong.

As far as borders go, mine was a little less than a quarter of an inch, actually, and it still really helped everything look more professional.  The sturdiness it added was what really counted.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would also suggest adding a colored cardstock backing.  If you already have your envelopes (probably 6″ squares) you’ll have to cut your invitations a little bit so that they’ll fit.  Even a small 0.25″ border will look nice and add the weight you are looking for.

I would suggest using glue dots, double sided scrapbooking tape or spray adhesive.  I have a really hard time with the tape runners that look like white out tape runners.  I ended up wasting alot of product.  The spray adhesive was by far the fastest.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

ok, I’m gonna be the idiot and nosey one and ask:

who did you use?!?!?  I’m DYING of curiosity here!!! lol

I second what the others bees suggest. 

you could probably also get away with using cardstock like for scrapbooks.  scrapbook paper is often fairly thick and a lot is ANYTHING but flimsy! 

good luck and so sorry you’re having to deal with this!!!!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

@sf_carrie:How did it go?  Hope they weren’t as bad as your Fiance described!

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