Post # 1
I just printed the first 20 pieces of vellum for my invites. So stressful! The printer took a couple pieces at a time, I grabbed them quickly and then manually fed the last few pages. Luckily they all turned out just fine! But, I think I need to take a time out before I print the other 130. Otherwise I may just panic and die! I knew I should have bought a “cushion” box. But, I need 141 invites, and couldn’t justify purchasing another box of 50 that I wouldn’t use. So, here’s hoping for 150 perfect outcomes!
I think I will print the next 130 in batches of 5 or 10 to reduce the odds of chaos and crying though.
Anyone else DIY-ing their invites and having serious freakouts?
Post # 3
I did the same with my STD magnets! I had to feed each piece through, one by one… it was sooo scary because I had exactly enough
Post # 4
i fed mine through 5 at a time.. JUST in case.. labouring process but it worked. Also it gave me a enough time to lay them out to dry.. I did 170 invitation wording.. 110 maps, accomodation cards and reception cards.
I had a heart attack weekend!
You can do it!
Post # 5
Okay, I’m 2/3 done . . . only 50 more to go! I think I’ll take a few hours off to steady my hands, then start again!
And I’m not even to the RSVP cards or accomodations information yet! Luckily, I haven’t even done the layout for those, so I have a nice break coming my way
I think I’d rather be back cutting 150 ribbon lengths like I did last night. 3 spools of ribbon leftover, so I have to figure out what I want to do with them (courtesy basket decoration perhaps?)
Post # 6
Wow that is stressful! I totally hear you though…I couldn’t justify buying 50 extra A7 envelopes so I only have about 10 extras (printing 90, bought 100). Hopefully my printer will cooperate.
Good job getting such an early start though. That will reduce your stress a lot in the coming months.
Post # 7
Done! Only one man down, so 149 successes and one failure. If it turns out that fail was a crucial invite, I’ll just go to Michael’s and buy a piece of vellum.
It helps that it’s gray and icky out today. Definitely up for crafty projects since outside sucks right now!
Post # 8
Awwww – well I’m glad it turned out (mostly) well for you!!