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#41 aimee

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    Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:57 AM

    Your invititations look amazing Jessalyn! Your hard worl & all the hours really paid off. You must be so excited to get all your responses back.

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    #42 Christine

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    Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:56 AM

    Jessalyn, you will have to let us know what reaction you get when people get them in the mail...
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    #43 CourtneyV

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      Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:20 PM

      So Jess, give us an update! How did people react to those invitations? I'm dieing to know since I'd LOOOOVE to get that in the mail. You did an awesome job! I hope you don't mind, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to steal your idea! lol. What did you use as a backing for them?
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      #44 Jessalyn

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        Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:35 PM

        Courtney~
        Everybody LOVED them. I got a ton of compliments on them. So, all the hard work was definitely worth it. Thanks for asking.

        I'm not sure what you mean by the "backing" do you mean the cloth padding/backing or the pink mulberry paper? If you're asking about the mulberry paper here is the link...Cranberry

        The white wavy paper is here.. Fabric Horizon - Wavy Line

        The cloth part was 2 pieces of cloth with fusible batting in the middle.

        I think I covered all of the possible backings. Let me know if I didn't answer your question.

        Please "steal" the idea if you want too! I'd be happy to share measurements, etc....just ask. :)
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        #45 SusanK

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          Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:08 PM

          Amazing....have you considered going into business :)
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          #46 Jessalyn

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            Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:29 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Susan101207
            Amazing....have you considered going into business :)
            Ha! Thought about it for a brief minute, but can't think seriously about that now....too many DIY projects to work on.....plus there are so many fantastic handmade wedding invitation makers out there. But, who knows what the future holds. I'm sure this forum will be huge by the time I even consider the possibility....so maybe I could become a vendor on the board...hmm...bride to vendor.

            Glad you like them...thanks for the compliment!
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            #47 CourtneyV

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              Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:36 PM

              Hmm, Jess - I was actually wondering what you have "inside" to keep it from being so flimsy, but it still folds very much. Ugh, crappy wording. ... what did you put under the batting?
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              #48 Jessalyn

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                Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:45 PM

                hmmm...still not clear on the question, but let me try to answer it anyway...

                okay, first there is the box, then inside the box there is the padding, which is two pieces of fabric sandwiching fusible batting. I ironed the batting onto the wrong sides of the fabric to make make a sandwich. Then I folded them and put them under something heavy like a dictionary to crease the folds so that the "padding" would stay in place when the box was opened and not instantly open up as it would without the crease.

                Then for the actual invitation. It is just a piece of handmade mulberry paper toren to size and the bottom folded up. Then I tacked the wavy paper in place which gave the invitation a little more stability. And then the inserts also added stability to the sides of the invitation.

                Did I answer your question? If not, let me know and I'll try again. :)
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                #49 CourtneyV

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                  Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:49 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by CABOBRIDE200
                  And finally, the inside of the invite:
                  [Click the image to open in full size.
                  Ok, so this part that is like the folder part of it - where you insert all of the invites - that's just made of the cranberry paper and batting, nothing else? It just looks like it has some kind of strong backing (like a book).

                  *so confused* lol. Sorry to drag you into my confusion!
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                  #50 Jessalyn

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                    Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:28 AM

                    No problem. We're going make sure you get it. :) The light pink and white flowery part under the actual invitation is 2 pieces of fabric with batting in between. You can see it in the picture...
                    Click the image to open in full size.

                    The folder part is just the mulberry paper....it is a little flimsy but not too bad. Please disregard my messing workspace in the background. :)

                    Click the image to open in full size.

                    Does that help. Question answered? Let me know if you're still not clear. :)
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