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#1 amyh

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    Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:23 PM

    I finally finished my invites! Like Galit mentioned in her invite thread, I feel as though I’ve been working for more than 6 months! They were hell to make but well worth it. I’m very excited at the end result! My BM’s got together on Friday night and helped me glue all the inserts and assemble the invites (and along with a few glasses of wine) we had a blast! My stamps came in on Saturday so Sunday I addressed, stamped, wrapped and finised all my invites!


    Any how, I’ll try and be as detailed as possible
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    A few hiccups:

    -My printer doesn’t grab 4 bar envelopes, so I had to tape each one on a full sheet of paper to print.
    -My printer doesn’t grab cardstock so I had to feed each blue sheet trough the feeder.
    -I ran out of envelopes so I decided to add a simple card with the guests names to a few invites that were going to be hand delivered or mailed in bulk to one addy (out of the U.S.)
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    -I forgot that it can take weeks for mail to get back from out of the country so I decided to glue an insert on the back of the RSVP card requesting guests to respond online. (no pic sorry)
    -the card pockets were ungluing (roller adhesive) so we moved to tape. I later realized that you need glue both sides so that the glue can grasp, if not it slides off the metallic paper.


    #2 -Kate-

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      Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:25 PM

      I think I like yours more than my own!!! Those area amazing.

      #3 Betsy

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        Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:25 PM

        WOW - All that work paid off! They look beautiful. Your guests are going to love them!

        #4 sunnydaes

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          Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

          they look fantastic! wow, that is a lot of work...is this what i have to look forward too!!??
          congratulations you did a great job!!

          #5 rodent

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            Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:28 PM

            Wow they look amazing! Such a helpful guide too. I have all your fonts now :) Carpenter has been on of my favorites since you first posted it.

            #6 DLyteful

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              Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:29 PM

              They look soooooo good!!!!! That should be you job. Charging tons of money for those.

              #7 luv2love

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                Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:30 PM

                Those are sooo nice! Your guests are definately going to love them!

                #8 Maura

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                Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:36 PM

                amy, these are seriously some of the most beautiful invitations ive EVER seen. congrats to you on a job so well done, i am so impressed!

                #9 amyh

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                  Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:40 PM

                  Wow! Thank you ladies! I can say I worked VERY hard on these. FI was fed up with it all, but in the end he even said that he didn't want to hand them out in fear that they'd end up in the trash.

                  Its really a variation of invites I've seen on the forum. I fell in love with Anny's passports but knew I couldn't pull those off. KarlaV's invites were amazing too, but I didn't want to copy her design. I am so thankful that Kelley provided me with her template. I was looking everywhere for flowers like hers, but was ready to settle with another font/dingbat I found.

                  #10 Maura

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                  Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:50 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by amyh
                  Wow! Thank you ladies! I can say I worked VERY hard on these. FI was fed up with it all, but in the end he even said that he didn't want to hand them out in fear that they'd end up in the trash.

                  Its really a variation of invites I've seen on the forum. I fell in love with Anny's passports but knew I couldn't pull those off. KarlaV's invites were amazing too, but I didn't want to copy her design. I am so thankful that Kelley provided me with her template. I was looking everywhere for flowers like hers, but was ready to settle with another font/dingbat I found.
                  thank you so much also for posting your fonts. id been looking for helinda rook. i also totally fell in love with karla's invitations and have the photos of them saved to my computer. i almost had her design my invites, but my FI ended up not liking hers as much as i did, but she did give me some really good tips about how she did hers, and i have all the fonts she used now so i can give them to anybody who wants them.

                  i hope that the 4 bar template i sent you last week helped




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