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#11 lscilley

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    Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:38 PM

    Those are great I love the paper what a good idea! Where would you look to get recycled paper like that?

    #12 DanielleNDerek

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      Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:43 PM

      the pocket paper is so neat. They are beautiful invitations. You should be very proud of yourself.
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      #13 Maura

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      Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:14 PM

      lauren, those are some of the best DIY invites i have EVER seen! amazing job! i love the pocket folders, were they expensive?

      #14 lyrebard

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        Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:20 PM

        Thanks, I really enjoyed putting them together. And Mark and I especially liked that, because the invites aren't formal, we could be playful...as we did with the RSVP response:
        __ Happily accept
        __ Regretfully decline
        __ Regretfully accept
        __ Happily decline

        I got the ideas for the invite and bought the paper (the pocketfolds and the cardstock bases came pre-cut, the rest were cut by my printer) from Skywriter invitations.

        The invite we used as inspiration was the "sandpiper," shown here.

        However, if you're interested in just the paper, it's a handmade paper that you should probably be able to get from high-end paper stores. A quick search led me to paper that looks an awful lot like what I used. See here:
        Recycled Lokta Paral Paper

        #15 lyrebard

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          Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:26 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by mauraw
          lauren, those are some of the best DIY invites i have EVER seen! amazing job! i love the pocket folders, were they expensive?
          Thanks, Maura. =)

          The pocket folders were from a relatively pricey paper, and I think they were probably the most expensive part of the invite, although I'm not sure of the precise breakdown. The entire invite, including all paper, ribbon, starfish, shredded fill for inside the pillow mailers, and the mailers themselves came to something like $3.80 each.

          More than I might normally want to spend per invite, but it was worth it to us to use recycled papers. We're trying to do everything as green as possible. =)

          #16 nic123

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            Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:30 PM

            Very pretty. I love the starfish. It's my favorite beach symbol.
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            #17 sohappy

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              Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:14 PM

              They look great! How many invites did you end up making?

              #18 DRbride

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                Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:49 PM

                WOW!!! beautiful!

                #19 Martha

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                  Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:53 PM

                  OMG....Your date says 2007 on the invitation! Are they all printed?


                  I think they look fabulous though!!

                  #20 lyrebard

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                    Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:34 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Just Martha
                    OMG....Your date says 2007 on the invitation! Are they all printed?
                    HAH!!!! Yep, all printed.

                    We had some snafus, and the invite file that I sent the printer was not the most updated one. (In the most updated, I'd realized the date screw-up and fixed it.) When we were going through all the update-changes on the phone, we thought we'd fixed all the pieces...obviously, we didn't! I can't believe we forgot to change the year. That's freakin' hilarious. Guess we're getting married in the past!!




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