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#1 MsShelley

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    Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:15 PM

    Ok, so I have to make my own invitations, because as I posted before, FI thinks that it is something we "don't really need" I was searching for vellum... palm tree or something tropical. I visited all my local scrapbook stores, and they can't even special order anything like that for me. So do you ladies have any ideas of something simple, but nice and beachy that I could make my DIY invites from.... I really didn't want to do message in a bottle (even though I love them) but they are going to be too expensive for me to ship... So any picutes of invites you ladies have already made or plan to do would be very helpful...

    #2 cheese_diva

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      Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:56 PM

      Have you thought about printing your own vellum? You could have a pattern and scale it back to 30% and print...

      I actually think really simple invites are very pretty... what about a DIY kit? You could always glue on a shell or something? or use a colored paper as a backing sheet to give it more weight.
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      #3 MsShelley

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        Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:59 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by cheese_diva
        Have you thought about printing your own vellum? You could have a pattern and scale it back to 30% and print...

        I actually think really simple invites are very pretty... what about a DIY kit? You could always glue on a shell or something? or use a colored paper as a backing sheet to give it more weight.
        I had no idea that you could print your own vellum!!!

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:15 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by beachbride
          Ok, so I have to make my own invitations, because as I posted before, FI thinks that it is something we "don't really need" I was searching for vellum... palm tree or something tropical. I visited all my local scrapbook stores, and they can't even special order anything like that for me. So do you ladies have any ideas of something simple, but nice and beachy that I could make my DIY invites from.... I really didn't want to do message in a bottle (even though I love them) but they are going to be too expensive for me to ship... So any picutes of invites you ladies have already made or plan to do would be very helpful...
          here are some sites that might be helpful - some of them sell the blank DIY kits, have really creative ideas for presentation and templates.

          hope this helps!

          Weddingstar - Stationery Templates

          Paper Source - Do Something Creative Every Day - spend $100 or more and receive free shipping

          Wedding Invitations DIY Invitations Envelopes & Printed Stationery by Bee-Dezigned

          Mountaincow - Print Invitations At Home - Software and Printable Stationery

          http://www.impressin....False_R-R.aspx

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:22 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by beachbride
            I had no idea that you could print your own vellum!!!
            oopss.. I just meant you could print a pattern on the vellum.. sounded like you wanted somthing for an overlay but weren't able to find it.. I guess it depends on your printer too.. some work better than others. I believe that's how the girls that created the picture frame centerpieces did it.. they printed photos on vellum...

            ooohh.. that would be pretty, either a beach scene or a light photo of the two of you with your wedding invite wording behind it..

            tie it with a bow and tada!!

            (mind you I'm having someone create my invites) :)
            http://i148.photobuc....0smash/032.jpg
            faberphotography.com
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            #6 MsShelley

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              Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:31 PM

              thanks so much!! I am checking them out right now!

              #7 MsShelley

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                Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:32 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by cheese_diva
                oopss.. I just meant you could print a pattern on the vellum.. sounded like you wanted somthing for an overlay but weren't able to find it.. I guess it depends on your printer too.. some work better than others. I believe that's how the girls that created the picture frame centerpieces did it.. they printed photos on vellum...

                ooohh.. that would be pretty, either a beach scene or a light photo of the two of you with your wedding invite wording behind it..

                tie it with a bow and tada!!

                (mind you I'm having someone create my invites) :)
                great idea!! I read exactly what I wanted too, huh??




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