Ahh...the good times of making your own wedding invitations. Some family asked me "Why do you want to torment yourself like this?" I had to admit that I've got this horrid habit of needing to personalize EVERYTHING I touch. There was NO way I was going to pay $1000 of dollars for a letterpress design that I didn't design myself! (I'm a designer...I have NO excuses).
The following are pics from the full steam ahead session:
Why pay $3 a lined envelope, when you can cut pretty paper yourself and have slave labor glue it? I did a ton of research and located the best envelope at Envelope Mall and the pretty paper came from Joanns!
I found that tape glue is FANTASTIC and glue dots suck butt. I also found that alcohol helps the gluing go faster.Kitties DO NOT help. Especially when the lick paper and play the game "everything looks better on the floor". Bonus!: No one complained about the pet hair in their envelopes!Each piece of the invitation was meticulously printed on cardstock & cut out by hand! (Never believed I was anal until now!). If I get married again? I'm sending out invitations over evite.
Next posting: The design files & finished product!
(previous reject invites)