Post # 1
Okay, I’m about to start assembling my invites and I don’t know what to do for the envelopes. I need three things done,
1. Lining the envelopes like this: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-first-diy-project-envelope-liners
2. Addressing the envelopes like this: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/08/25/diy-calligraphy-5/
3. Embossing our names like this: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/09/27/how-to-emboss-3/
I don’t know which to do first. According to Ms. Hippo, her embossing melted when she tried to print addresses. I also am scared my liners might curl from the embossing (I don’t know how that could happen). So, I’m thinking, address them first, line, then emboss. Or address, emboss then line? Ugh, I’m so torn, I need to get to them the weekend. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thanks bees and to the bees whose inspirations I’m borrowing 🙂
Post # 3
I would emboss first, then address, then line.
That way you don’t have to worry about curled liners, and if there are problems with the process you won’t have wasted energy addressing envelopes that may have to be replaced.
Post # 4
Yep agree w/ teaadntoast that sounds like the best plan of action!
Post # 5
@teaadntoast: Yes, but when Ms. Hippo did it (embossed before running the envelopes through the printer) the embossing started curling or fading or globbing up, one or the other… or all three 🙁
Post # 6
I would address them, emboss them, then line them.
Post # 7
@bRooklynRocks: Ah – I thought you might be hand addressing them. In that case, I would print, then emboss, then line.
Post # 8
@teaadntoast: I am hand addressing them. I will run them through the printer THEN use a calligraphy pen to trace the nice font I’m going to use. So it’s hand addressed AND printer run.
Post # 9
Address first, then emboss, then line for sure. That is the easiest way to make sure that the embossing doesn’t melt or cause your envelope to become stuck in your printer.
Good luck, invitations are so exciting.
Post # 10
I agree with others: Print first, then emboss, then line
Post # 11
I agree with the others: printer, embossing, lining.
Personally, I’m cheating by using return address labels. Quick, easy, and less arguing with the printer. What??? I know it’s cheating and breaks the etiquette rules, but so what? it works! and people can read it! 😛