Post # 1
I hope that I am not posting a question that has already been answered, but I am really excited about diy-ing our invitations, but I’m not exactly sure what I need to buy (in regards to paper/cardstock). Sooo…I’d like to do pocketfold invitations, with the invitation insert and then probably 2 or 3 (RSVP card, directions, registry)other inserts. How much cardstock do I need to buy, what size(s)? Also, where do I buy invitation envelopes and rsvp envelopes?
I’m sorry! I know these are a lot of questions! Please help!
Thank you soooo much!
Post # 3
Check out some of these sites for paper/pocketfold/envelope options. Have you decided how you are going to print them? If you need advice on that let us know! http://www.paperandmore.com/, http://www.thepapermillstore.com/, http://www.envelopperinc.com/mm5/merchant.mvc, http://www.envelopments.com/
Post # 4
If you plan on doing the printing yourself, I suggest buying full sheets of paper that are 8.5×11 so your printer likes them. Printers tend to jam with the smaller pieces of paper. Then, you have to cut them down after. Or you can take them to get cut. I think that http://www.envelopperinc.com has the best variety of options, but they’re not the cheapest. For sheets of paper, I like http://www.anchorpaper.com but their online store is kinda weird – if you email the owner Tom, he can figure out what you want and send you a personalized invoice. For pocketfolds, http://www.cardsandpockets.com seems to have good sales, depending on your colors. GL!!
Post # 5
Also, in regards to printing, dont go too heavy so you dont increase the likelyhood of a paperjam. And clean your printer before printing them. There are instructions for cleaning under the maintnence tab of your printer file.
Post # 6
As a paper vendor myself, one great DIY site I’ve found is http://www.lcipaper.com. I often do design only packages for brides and refer my DIY brides to their website to purchase a kit to print my designs and assemble them themselvers. Their paper stocks are thick enough to not seem cheap but not too thick that you can’t run them through a standard inkjet printer.
Best of luck with your project!