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YEAH! My last major project is done and in the mail. This was a doozie! I designed them all myself as the local inviation shops refused to allow me to pick my text/color. I had a major issue getting them printed as it was a small order (only 50 invites). smile123.gif

 

I bought the woven grasspaper for $100 plus shipping (for 5 huge sheets, I have 2 left) from Paper.com Shopping Cart

 

I bought 2 sets of blue paper, the first from Thailand and did not have enough so (of course after I cut it all and could not order any more as it was discontinued...great) I had to change paper. i ordered the Carribean Blue cardstock from Cards & pockets. I paid to have them cut this time and was very disappointed as they cut them incorrectly and I had to recut them all. So 2 sizes of cut paper (45 of each) and 25 sheets of 8 1/2x11 was $59.00

 

I bought all of my envelopments paper at Where's The Party in Newport Beach (which is amazing but I did not like the designer who I was trying to use for design/assembly so I gave up and did my own, saving me about $700).

 

Envelopments: Ecru Micha color

Pocketfolds were $2.00

8 1/2x11 paper was .65 (I printed and cut all myself)

RSVP envelopes were .35

Large envelopes were .50

Total Envelopments: $140

 

Designed colors I used from my Logo I made. Heart Motif I used from my Logo I made.

2 bags of mini crystals (4.99 each) and crystal glue $5.00

 

Printing: No one would do my small batch except Kinko's and they won't do envelops.

Invite Printing on 8 1/2x11 paper at Kinko's-$41

Printed the evelops at home

 

Stamps:

outside envelop I used a beach heart photo with date that I took when I was in Cabo for Xmas. I ordered 3 sheets of stamps from PitneyBowes which did it through StampExpressions. Do not order from them on a rush! I paid a ton extra to have them in 1-3 days versus 1-3 biz days or regular and I did not get htem for 7 days. There was no phone number to call and service was horrible. They were not as good a quality as the ones I got for my STD from zazzle.com. $134.00

Inside: standard green wedding heart from PostOffice $16.80

 

Ribbon I bought to to match my ribbon on the wrapped fans and card tags. $4.99

 

Caligraphy was $120

 

Entire invitations cost including postage, printing, all paper, etc: $641.00. My inspiration was an Encore iinvitation that was about $1400 not including postage and not in my colors.

 

My mom and I sat for two nights assembling them (about 15 hours between the 2 days....OUCH)

 

Guests have begain receiving them and say they look very professional and had no idea we made them! YEAH!

 

Here are the pic (sorry for the squiggly lines I wasn't sure how to black stuff out. The paper was so shiny they were hard to photograph)

 

Our assembly Line

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Us working until 1am (again)Click the image to open in full size.

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Outside of pocket & Envelope Click the image to open in full size.

Caligraphy

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Pocket Seal

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Open Invite

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Motif with Crystal

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they look great! good job.

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Those turned out great! And it sounds like you saved some money doing them yourself! Great Job!

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