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#21 Nrvsbride

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    Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:46 PM

    Duh of course I will be there! LOL. I can't wait to get my envelope.

    -Glenda

    #22 anaderoux

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      Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:33 PM

      As promissed here they are step by step:

      First I cut the green cardstock paper (letter size) in half and folded it:

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      Then I embossed it using this thingy:

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      The red card inside I printed it in red paper 4 cards in each sheet..

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      The envelopes:

      I printed the template in the back of the sheet,
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      Then the name in front.. 3 envelopes fit in each sheet (the sheet is bigger than letter size.. in fact I had to cut a side to fit in the printer)

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      Then cut it, then fold it, then glue the sides:

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      Vellum:
      I printed 5 lines in each letter size vellum sheet then cut them:

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      #23 NHPT

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        Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:37 PM

        i love those!!! you should go into business because i know people would pay good money for invites that cool- way to go!
        Destination Wedding Cabo San Lucas (3-29-07) Proud Momma to Avery (3-21-08) and Gracyn (10-12-10)

        #24 anaderoux

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          Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:43 PM

          Ok then the assembly:

          I placed the envelope on the top and attached it with double sided tape (that way when the take it off they can use the tape to seal the envelope..)
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          I printed stickers in label sheets so they know it's an envelope

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          here's the double sided tape I used:

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          The vellum was also atached with double sided tape:

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          and here's the finished product again:

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          I'm still working on the embossing so you won't see much of me today

          #25 anaderoux

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            Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:44 PM

            Quote:
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            i love those!!! you should go into business because i know people would pay good money for invites that cool- way to go!
            All my friends have said the same thing but I really wouldn't know how much to charge.. they're really a PITA.. how much would you pay for those?

            #26 Nrvsbride

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              Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

              Okay Anny for those of us that are DIY challenged I have the following questions (sorry if the answers are obvious)

              1. Where in the world do you get one of those embossing contraptions? I know they take time to make but is it hard to do or could someone like me emboss paterns onto cardstock?

              2. Where did you get the template?

              3. Can you tell me exactly what font style and size you used for each lettering?

              4. Did the cardstock you used for the envelope come with that pattern?

              Yeah I think that's it for now. LOL.

              -Glenda

              #27 NHPT

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                Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:46 PM

                seriously at least $6-$8/invite- its the time that would cost you the most- not the actual supplies. i love them
                Destination Wedding Cabo San Lucas (3-29-07) Proud Momma to Avery (3-21-08) and Gracyn (10-12-10)

                #28 Natalie Z

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                  Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:48 PM

                  wow anny, those are so nice! I love them! Great work, and I know you had to make so many so hats off to you!!

                  #29 Nrvsbride

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                    Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

                    Anny the wedding industry is a billion dollar industry. Trust me people would easily pay for those.

                    -Glenda

                    #30 anaderoux

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                      Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:58 PM

                      My answers in magenta..

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
                      Okay Anny for those of us that are DIY challenged I have the following questions (sorry if the answers are obvious)

                      1. Where in the world do you get one of those embossing contraptions? I know they take time to make but is it hard to do or could someone like me emboss paterns onto cardstock?

                      I got it at office depot here in Mexico but I'm sure they sell it at hobby lobby or michael's and yeah anyone could do it.. I've taught my mom so she could help me hahahaha

                      2. Where did you get the template?

                      The envelope template? I unfolded an envelope, scanned it and then drew it in Adobe Illustrator and the resized it

                      3. Can you tell me exactly what font style and size you used for each lettering?

                      The 2 fonts I used were Scriptina which is the calligraphy font and Taffy is the other.. The size was different for each envelope, depending on each name's length, the inside card font size was like 11 I think..

                      4. Did the cardstock you used for the envelope come with that pattern?

                      It isn't cardstock, it's decorative paper which is as thin as regular printer paper and yes it came with that pattern.. I scanned it to print the vellum with the same pattern but I changed the color in photoshop

                      Yeah I think that's it for now. LOL.

                      -Glenda





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