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some thing is missing from my invites! help!

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Good job Leigh I love it! i think if you do anything extra it may take away from the starfish.

 

They look great, thanks for sharing :)

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Not only do they not look finished, but are they going to mail alright with the starfish glued on? (is the starfish gonna be crushed when they open them? Should I get busy and make some else to go around them or something?)
Do any of you have any experience with these? And can you think of anything that I can add to jazz it up a bit?! Or do you like them simple like that and then surprise everyone with all of the color once they get there?
Help!
Leigh - Your invites are very similar to the ones I sent out, so I'm going to share what I learned!

I put mine in regular 'greeting' card envelopes from Staples. I found that the smaller the starfish, the better they traveled (the larger starfish seemed to break easier). I made sure to get glue on each arm/leg of the starfish, this seemed to help (versus just a dab in the middle).

I also think that my ribbon was thick enough to take the brunt of some of the post office handling. Also, when you take them to the post office, be sure to ask that they not put them through the machine (this will smush them completely!).

In the end, I wish I would have spent a little more and got the padded envelopes.

Hope this helps!

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I like the idea of the raffia but sometimes that stuff can be hard to work with. Another idea is to use a pretty sheer ribbon, I believe someone else suggested this as well. I would not worry about the starfish breaking in the mail. A friend of mine did something similar and she did not have any trouble. Best of luck, they are darling! :)

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Leigh - I think they look GREAT! You don't need to add anything else - they are perfect! When you go to the post office, ask for 'hand cancelling' - this is to make sure they stamp them by hand and don't go thru the machine as Valerie suggested.

 

You could always mail one to yourself and see how it comes back to you to check for breakage...

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Leigh - I think they look GREAT! You don't need to add anything else - they are perfect! When you go to the post office, ask for 'hand cancelling' - this is to make sure they stamp them by hand and don't go thru the machine as Valerie suggested.

You could always mail one to yourself and see how it comes back to you to check for breakage...
That's it!!!!!!!!! I'm going to send one to myself! Thanks!!!!!!!
You are soooooooooooooooooo smart! (I never would have thought about doing that!!!)
Thanks!!

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Hey Leigh,

I was just wondering if you could share a link to the person who you had print your invites.

Thanks a bunch!
I went online to ebay, and couldn't find any current listings for the beach starfish invites.....but here is her ebay user name and you can contact her for pricing and ordering! mysticnici
she also has a website...trying to find it now

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Leigh - Your invites are very similar to the ones I sent out, so I'm going to share what I learned!

I put mine in regular 'greeting' card envelopes from Staples. I found that the smaller the starfish, the better they traveled (the larger starfish seemed to break easier). I made sure to get glue on each arm/leg of the starfish, this seemed to help (versus just a dab in the middle).

I also think that my ribbon was thick enough to take the brunt of some of the post office handling. Also, when you take them to the post office, be sure to ask that they not put them through the machine (this will smush them completely!).

In the end, I wish I would have spent a little more and got the padded envelopes.

Hope this helps!

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Where did you get your invites from?

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I don't know if I am too late and you have already decided, found a solution or even mailed them out, but I had to post. I used starfish in my invites, and they are VERY FRAGILE. I tied them around the top of bottles (msg in a bottle) and put them in bubble wrap and in a hard box and still 2 out of 10 got broken in shipping. You definately will need some kind of protection for them.

Sorry, but I would rather you know. If you can figure out a way to protect them, it is worth it because they are beautiful!

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