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breeze616's DIY STDs

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#1 breeze616

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    Posted 13 December 2009 - 01:20 PM

    I wanted to include a pre-rsvp response card with my STDs so that I can (hopefully!) get an idea of how many guests would like to come. So, pocketfold STDs were the way to go for me :)

    But, being the creative type, I wanted something unique and my own design. I used 12X12 scrapbooking paper, ribbon, some great scrapbooking tools and my time & patience to create these.

    I bought the pocketfold supplies at 25-50% off from Michaels and a local scrapbooking store. Also, being a graphic designer, I have contacts in the printing industry who were only more than happy to print the actual STDs and RSVP cards for me... for free!!

    I saved alot of money doing these myself. My STDs only cost me roughly $.75 each to create. That includes the supplies, envelopes, glue, and taxes. It does not include the cost for stamps or some of the large scrapbooking tools that I already had or use for other crafting.

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    This is the Pocketfold, all folded up. I used my silhouhette sd paper cutter to cut the starfish shape out of scrapbooking paper and vecro dots as a clasp. I also used a fiskars corner cutter to make the 'rounded' edges on the flap. The tiffany blue ribbon I got at Michaels.

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    Pocketfold all opened up. The pre-rsvp and a return envelope are in the pocket.

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    STD card up close. I did say I would follow with a formal invitation, but, we'll see. In hindsight I don't really see the point in sending an invite if most people will book the trip before I even send them out!

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    Front of Pre-RSVP

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    Inside of Pre-RSVP. I asked for their response, how many people are coming with them (bringing the kids?), their email address, a chance to ask for stuff to be mailed to them (instead of email), and a comment box.

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    Back of Pre-RSVP. I left a space so that I can write the guest's name on the back so I know who is RSVPing.

    Thanks for checking out my STDs! Below are some links for those who are interested in my tools and supplies:

    This is where I buy my 12X12 cardstock:
    Scrapbooking Ideas and Supplies

    This is my sillhouette cutting machine. Its similar to a Cricut, but will cut any clipart or shape I have on my computer. Its the ultimate scrapbooking toy!

    This is my corner punch: Fiskars - Twist and Flip - 2-in-1 Corner Rounder Punch and my paper cutter Google Image Result for http://www.shoptilyoucrop.com/catalog/Fiskar12inPersonalTrimmer.jpg

    For adhesives I used glue tape rollers: MIS Inc- Glue Tape Roller and my sticker maker: Xyron | 5? Creative Station?

    #2 YaelM


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      Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

      Bree - they are SOOO great!! Wow i cant wait to see what ur invites will look like if these are the STDs :)

      #3 SheriB

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        Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:26 PM

        Those are so creative and very useful! I like the idea of an early rsvp. Great job!!

        #4 debbmach

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          Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

          They look great! I can't believe you did that all yourself...awesome job!

          58 people booked...and counting!!!

          #5 Jess

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            Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:41 PM

            very cute Bree! I'm impressed :)

            #6 ~Angela~

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              Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:48 PM

              Love them!!!!

              #7 *HOLLY*

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                Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:32 PM

                Bree those are awesome. I just got all my supplies for my invites. Do you want to make my invites LOL Great job!

                #8 TATrisha


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                Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:44 PM

                Those really creative! I love your preRSVP card with all that information. How useful!!!


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                #9 *Karla*

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                  Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:15 PM

                  Bree those look so great! Your guest will love them

                  #10 super19

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                    Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:07 PM

                    I LOVE them! Great job. They are so much fun.

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