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#1 katken

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    Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:49 PM

    Hey girls,

    I took my invites (square and heavy) to the post office and they said it was going to be $0.96 to send each one out.

    I'm fine with that, but there are no stamps for that amount and the combo of stamps to reach $0.96 are not pretty unless I go over by $0.15 - $0.20 for each invite.

    Has anyone found custom stamps that you can put whatever amount you want to on them?

    My mom and I spent so much time putting the darn things together I don't want to ruin the look with a random stamp of the rockies and two turquoise necklace stamps.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

      eeek that is hard...i'm not sure but I would like to know this as well. I think you can make custom ones on stamps.com?

      #3 JessicaM

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        Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:50 PM

        You can try Zazzel.com and you can customized your own stamps for the right postage! THey are little more expensive but if you are going for something to match this is probably the best way!
         

         


        #4 katken

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          Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

          I called Zazzle.com and they said they couldn't change the amount/value on the stamp.....maybe they used to be able to?

          Thanks girls for your help!

          #5 Positanobride10

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            Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

            It may not look pretty but if you cannot find custom stamps, have the post office put postage on them for you. And really its what's inside the envelope that matters.

            Hope you find something on zazzle or elsewhere online.

            Robin

            #6 Andi

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              Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:51 PM

              I sort of had a similar problem when I sent mine...they weren't square but a bit on the heavy side.

              I didnt have the custom stamps (from zazzle) and I agree that the combo they wanted to give me just totally clashed with my pretty invites!

              Right now they have those heart wedding stamps...I ended up putting one of each of the below (which put me over the amount that I needed by like $0.15) but in the end I was ok with it
              Product: Wedding Hearts (2 oz)
              Product: Wedding Hearts (1 oz)

              these didn't completley match the way i wanted them to on my envelopes but I just let it go...at least the wedding hearts were better than like the liberty bell ones they tried to give me!

              #7 katken

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                Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:22 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Andi
                I sort of had a similar problem when I sent mine...they weren't square but a bit on the heavy side.

                I didnt have the custom stamps (from zazzle) and I agree that the combo they wanted to give me just totally clashed with my pretty invites!

                Right now they have those heart wedding stamps...I ended up putting one of each of the below (which put me over the amount that I needed by like $0.15) but in the end I was ok with it
                Product: Wedding Hearts (2 oz)
                Product: Wedding Hearts (1 oz)

                these didn't completley match the way i wanted them to on my envelopes but I just let it go...at least the wedding hearts were better than like the liberty bell ones they tried to give me!
                Thanks for your help ladies! I went with two of the 2oz or $0.59 stamps. Like you mentioned they don't match perfect, but it's better than the Liberty Bell or the Rockies. The envelope gets thrown away right away.

                Invites in the mail on Monday! YAHOO1

                #8 GracieBebe

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                  Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

                  If it comes to $0.96, there are $1 stamps you can buy which means you would only go over by 4 cents, but you only have to put on 1 stamp for each envelope. FH has a business and before we bought an envelope meter, we had to hand stamp everything so I know the $1 stamps exists. You can even order them online directly from the USPS website if your local post office doesn't have them.

                  Another thing you can consider is to find a place that meters envelopes and have them meter it for you. Then you just have the meter stamp on the envelope. Hope that helps.
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