Post # 1
I’m just realizing how ridiculous this wedding is making me about DIY stuff.
I’m currently cutting, folding, and gluing 120 business card sized envelopes for my guest book(cutting with my Cricut, thank goodness. I wouldn’t do it if I had to do it by hand).
I had previously ordered little business card envelopes, but they cost me $45 for 75. I returned them. Now, I’m making 120 for $5.00.
I’m using the spare space on the paper to cut out borders and flowers for my thank you cards (that I cut, folded, and hand stamped last weekend).
Anyone else DIY crazy like me?
Post # 3
I hear you on the envelopes. I made all the craft paper envelopes for rehearsal invites, but for whatever reason I didn’t cut them on my Cricut… Thankfully it was only like 25 that needed to be done, but I got the paper on super sale at a place going out of business so it only cost me $0.75!!! Come on!
I DIYed every paper product for the wedding: invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, menus, escort cards, place cards, labels for the late night buffet… I haven’t gotten to thank you cards yet (haven’t gotten all our photos back yet) but I’ve been debating just having them printed to save my sanity!!!
I also hand polished 40 teapots and probably over 50 little cream and sugar pots with the help of friends and family for our centrepieces, wrapped 140+ glass votives in lace, filled the cream & sugar pots with baby’s breath, ugh I can’t even remember the whole list. Everything. I know, it’s insane, but it’s SO rewarding isn’t it?!
Post # 4
It’s soooo rewarding. Frankly, it gives me an outlet for my crafty-ness. I love doing crafty stuff, but I always feel like I have nothing to do with the stuff I make afterwards.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre
It’s not really wedding-related (but we are sending out our Save-The-Date Cards with them), but my project right now is stamping our Christmas cards. I have a set of argyle stamps, that you can layer to get the different colours. Right now I’m stamping the big diamonds in green, later I’ll do the stitch lines in red, then I’ll stamp the wording. Because of the size I want the cards, I have to do 4 passes each with green and red.
@buttontoes you’re totally right about it being an outlet, I find I can get into a zone and just stamp stamp stamp and it is actually relaxing, once I get a pattern going.