Post # 1
Invitations were something I planned to scale back on– it just seems silly to me, personally, to spend so much money on something most people will throw in the trash without appreciating the type of paper or printing.
But then, I saw these. http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/personalized/W137-2011026208301/detail.html
I’m not willing to spend that much on invites. They also sell just the cardstock, which I’m still entertaining buying. Does anyone have an estimate as to how much it would cost to have Staples/Kinkos/etc print on them?
I also entertained the idea of buying a custom embosser and doing them myself. Am I crazy?
Alternatively, does anyone know where I might be able to find something similar for less? I just think the plain, embossed roses are so classy and chic.
Part of the reason that this is so expensive is that I will be needing about 225 invites, RSVP cards and one additional insert with RSVP.
I’m open to any and all suggestions. Thanks bees!
Post # 3
They sell the actual rose stamp at Papersource in two different sizes if you didn’t mind if they were embossed or not!
Post # 4
They’re very pretty! Like the PP suggested, if you have to have them you could DIY.
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Post # 6
stampin’ up has this embossing folder: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=114517
it’s kind of close to the roses.
Post # 7
you could DIY for much less I’m sure, get the girls together and set to work. I would do a layered invitation. take a rose cut out punch and do the cornors similar to the ones you like and then use a bigger, lightly colored back ground/ mount for the white paper. (layer 1: back ground color Layer 2: white card stock with printed info and punched out roses) this would look just as classy and elegant and would cost less) you can buy packs of card stock or even plain white invitations that you just print on to do this. If this is not a route for you, take a look at vistaprint.com they have great products and reasonable prices. Best of luck with them, please post when you figure out what your doing, I’m excitecd to see
Post # 8
I would definitely DIY them! Some good advice from the PPsters.