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DIY invites.. I love them!! *pics* (not passport)

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#31 Sarah


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    Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:25 PM

    Those are gorgeous Gisele! Great job :)

    #32 montegobay09

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      Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:57 PM

      I just remembered/realized that I could copy and paste the wording on the invite cause someone had asked what it says...here it is.

      The left side says...

      A beautiful beach
      A clear blue sky
      A love united
      With waves crashing nearby

      gisele _________ &
      gavin ___________

      together with their parents
      invite you to share in their wedding
      on April 15, 2009
      at 4:00 pm
      on the beach at Riu Montego Bay Resort,

      Buffet dinner, slide show of our beach wedding and cocktail reception to follow at ________________________
      on Saturday, April 25, 2009
      at 7:00pm

      and the right side says...

      ☼ Book your trip to Jamaica by calling More information on our wedding can be found on our wedding website
      Gisele Boudreau and Gavin Naime | Our Wedding Website
      Password: ___________

      ☼ RSVP to our NS reception by emailing us at ________________ or calling us at (___________________by March 7, 2009.
      Please let us know how many people are coming including yourself.

      the copy and paste job didn't really keep it all aligned but you get the idea.

      #33 budgetjamaicabride

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        Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

        They look so great! You worked so hard! It shows. How unfortunate that you had to do them twice.

        #34 ~*Lisa*~

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          Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:42 AM

          Thanks for posting the information, it was hard to read.

          I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your paper? and did you have 2 colors, etc. Any information would help. Your invites are GREAT!!!!

          #35 montegobay09

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            Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

            I bought my cardstock through stampin' up..it's a scrapbook business and there was a local retailer close to me. I ordered the same amount of chocolate brown and turquoise paper. I made the cuts according to how much writing I had on the invitation. I don't have a measuring tape with me right now so I'll just try to explain for now...

            ...I printed the two monograms below the writing part of the inviation on the turquoise paper. I cut the turquoise paper just below the writing which left a strip with two monograms on it. I then had to cut a tiny bit (approx. 0.25 cm) off each end of the turquoise so that it left space to be able to see the brown along the sides.

            I then cut the brown about 0.5 cm wider than the turquoise so that when I stuck them together I'd have 0.25cm of brown all around the edge of the turquoise. Then I started on the monograms. For my first one I cut around the monogram as close as I could and made sure it was centered. I'm pretty sure that my monogram was 4x6, the brown around it was 5x7 and then the last turquoise piece that gets glued to the front of the invite was 6x8 ... something like that anyway.

            For the second monogram I didn't have enough turquoise left to do the 3 layers (turquoise, brown turquoise) so I just did the two (turquoise, brown) and I am using those to attach to my favours and welcome bags.

            To stick everything together I got some double sided tape from walmart and it comes with an applicator and some refills. For the first 50 or so we were putting tape all around the edges of the turquoise to make sure it stayed there but we were using WAY too much tape so we started putting just a tiny bit on the corners and that ended up working just as well. I would say that the hardest part was folding the invites cause my fingers got really sore from pressing down on it so much. I recommend using something with an edge on it to push down...I was using our tv remote control and that worked fine.

            I think that's all I did...I'm so excited you like them and might try them out!! Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help!

            #36 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:05 PM

              thanks so much! I could actually follow what you were saying so that was great! lol

              were you able to run them through your own printer?

              #37 scottgm2

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                Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:21 PM

                great job. Hopefully you love the second one more than the first one that you lost. That takes a lot of work and you did a nice job.

                #38 montegobay09

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                  Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:09 AM

                  yup, my printer prints on cardstock.

                  #39 msjcastillo

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                    Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:53 AM

                    These are fantastic!

                    #40 futuremissbk

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                      Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:15 AM

                      These look great! Thanks for all the directions for creating them, also.

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