(Closed) Michaels Invitations

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think we got ours at Joann’s but I saw the exact same ones at both Joann’s and Michael’s.  They were very easy to create and look nice!  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know someone who did use them and they were beautiful.  She got married last April.  She said they were easy to use, convienent, and didn’t have any trouble using her printer at home to print them.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Yes!  I loved them.

I bought a discontinued design (the gray & teal swirl) so they were on clearence, then I had the 40% off coupon too.  Everyone complemented me on them, and they were super easy– the only thing that sucks is they don’t give you any extra, so if you mess up on one (or a few, like me!) you might run out– I needed 54 invitations though, so coming on boxes of 40 gave me plenty of extras to play with. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought my invitations for my shower and wedding at Joann’s but they also had similar ones at Michaels. I made 175 invitations and they only cost me $96 (plus about $20 for the ribbons that I added). I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $600 on invitations when I could do them for so much cheaper! I attached a picture of my wedding invitations.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually used Joann’s for my invites, but same difference.  I would rather spend the money on something that isn’t going to be thrown away 🙂

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shannonh32:  Those are soooo nice!

 

Do you need to be really crafty to do this stuff? What advice to you have on glue?

 

And to get these really great prices you have to wait for sales or coupons, right?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did! They’ve turned out really well for me, used our home printer and it was pretty much a breeze. My only minor irritation is that the envelopes are a little flimsy, but I don’t think it’s really an issue. And talk about cost effective, dang. I got one box 40% off and the other 30% off, I think, so around $50 with plenty of extras to make minor mistakes on. I’m almost ready to send them out, and I can’t decide whether to be irritated or happy that postage is about the same cost as the invites!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@shannonh32:  Those are beautiful!  And it looks so organized — I love pocket on the left side.  I am thinking I will give this a try.  Any advice on where to get the coupons? 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@koi424:  Thank you! My invitations actually came with everything you needed. They were small stickers to stick the invitation onto the folder. I wouldn’t suggest using glue just because of the “wet” factor. There are all kinds of scrapbooking two sided tapes that you can buy that would work way better. They were super easy to print too. The invitations came with a website to download the template and all you have to do it type in what you want them to say. I am not really a big DIY person and was afraid to even attempt it. One of my friends actually convinced me.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@miss narwhal:  can you post a pic of them?? 

mine were wilton brand.  same as what you would get from michaels.  i got mine from walmart of all places.  on the clearance rack.  25 for $15 and then i added some of my own embellishments.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@shannonh32:  Just as another point of reference, mine also came with little squares of double-sided tape. Dead easy. I’ve kind of been in denial about the fact that I’m actually DIYing them, I keep being like “but, you don’t understand! They’re from a kit, it’s not real DIY!”

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used a kit from Michaels. I changed the ribbin and tissue paper and I also glued in liners for the ‘envelope’. I think my kit cost about $15 after the discounts for 30 invites. They were really easy to print no problems at all with the templates or printing.  I cut paper to the same size so I could figure out which way the paper had to go. Then I set the printer to cardstock and used the manual feeder. Not one of them was messed up. Smile

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