(Closed) Idea for invitations? Don’t know how to go about it.

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds simple enough!  you might want to consider ribbon as another option, which you can tie through the hole loosely – that way it’s less bulky in the envelope ( and prettier in my opinion!)  You could also cut the edges of each sheet so that when it open up it actually looks like a fancy fan.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That sounds doable…I’m a huge scrapper and I use eyelets all the time!  You can go to Michaels and buy your cardstock and they also have a nice selections of eyelets…even decorative ones (not just plain circles) in many different colors.  Or if you don’t see ones you like you can always search eyelets online that come in bunches. 

To use the eyelets theres a tool…crop-a-dile that makes it easy to punch the hole and fasten the eyelet!! You can make this a total DIY project!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I love that idea! How about creating a mock-up before you buy all of your supplies and it doesn’t end up how you wanted it. Just run to Michaels (or your favorite craft supply store) and grab some cardstock paper similar to the one you want and print on these at home. Hole punch the paper and see what types of little pieces you can put through the holes.

You can look for DIY’s on fans. They’re basically the same idea as what you want for your invite. I think this will turn out great and cost less in postage since you probably won’t have a pocketfold. If the little button (don’t know what they’re called) you put through the holes is too lumpy or if you include a ribbon, some post offices will charge you extra on that. Just an FYI if you have a budget for your invites.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Eyelets! That’s what I was thinking about but couldn’t remember the name of it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

look into the croc-a-dile.  I don’t have one, but I hear good things about it and know that it is a scrapbooker’s favorite tool for doing eyelets and such.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

also, watch out with circle invites.  You always want to think of the type of envelope you are going to be mailing your invite in.  If you do circle invites you probably want a square envelope, which I know will cost A LOT more to mail at the post office.  So think of what envelopes you want first (A2 or A7 are common sizes) and then choose your paper from there. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There are many circle cutter tools….martha stewart has one or fiskars (all are at Michaels), I have one that cuts many sizes…its from Creative Memories http://www.creativememories.com/

I sugguest you print out the invites first then cut the circles, its easier to feed through the printer that way.  As for the RSVPs, just use a square envelope but you can keep using the circle theme for the card.  This will make it easier going through the post office.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely start with the envelope first.  It would suck to make these awesome sounding invites and then not find a good envelope to fit them.  Paper Source is a good starting place. 

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