Message In a Bottle Problems
Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:08 PM
Because I had to roll the paper tightly to get it inside the bottle, the paper refuses to lay flat so someone could read it. You have to hold it open, literally. Secondly, the paper has to be thin so it can be rolled tightly. I played with lots of types of paper and found out the harsh truth of this. So I guess I hate the paper as well as the fact it will not lay flat ever again.
I want to go with an elegant tropical theme and this is not cutting it. I brought the mock-up to work, and another teacher suggested that I make other invitations that I like better but use the bottles to serve a small portion of our signature drink. I could put the corked bottles in an iced filled pail (tied with ribbons), with the beads tied on, cute labels on the bottles that say "Drink Me" and festive straws also in the pail.
What do you think?? Is there something essential I am missing on my Message in a Bottle invitations that would make me love them? Or should I do with the drink idea? Or is there a better way to reuse the bottles?
Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:04 AM
A last thought (and this gets very DIY) might be to print onto cotton fabric or use iron-on transfers to put your invites onto cotton fabric. The cotton won't hold the curl. It's a lot of work, but talk about WOW factor!
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Allurements by Rebecca - Destination Wedding Invitations and more
Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:39 AM
We are getting married in St. Lucia on June 19th all by ourselves but the invitations are for the reception a month later. I've provided some links to the process as well as my finished invite! What do you think??
Here is the finished invite suite. We used ivory and orange cardstock plus parchment ivory text paper for the invitation, a turquoise ribbon belly band with an attached flower with rhinestone sticker in the center, ivory cardstock for rsvp and turquoise cardstock for the info card. The envelopes are ivory and then we lined them with some gift wrap paper we found:
Here we are gocco'ing away:
Here is the ivory cardstock that is layered with orange cardstock prior to the invitation being attached:
Invites drying on the floor at work:
And the invites along with the diy lined envelopes, rsvp, and info cards:
Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:49 PM
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