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Hey Dolls! I want to thank all of the wonderful ladies who shared their invites and all of the advice on how to make them! I have a special thanks for LadyDi who was gracious enough to answer so many of my questions, especially about the printing of these damn things!!! This was a very tedious project for sure! but so worth it in the end. I couldn't see myself paying a professional 6-7 dollars per invite! I had about 70 to make which would've cost me almost $500 bucks! I believe i spend about $230 overall....but this includes all of the hardware (rotary paper trimers, round corner punch, etc) and i also have a bunch of paper and cardstock leftover that i will be using for other wedding projects such as menus and programs. 

 

Here is a list of the items i used.

 

Aylee's Passport Template- $10....http://www.ayleebits.com/2009/03/09/passport-invitation-template/ ----I ended up not using the microsoft word version, instead i copied the background watermark and created a template using Photoshop. PS had so many different options for colors and fonts that certainly helped! 

 

Passport Cover- for the covers we used Pink Azalea Metallic Cardstock 105#, 8 1/2 x 11 from paperandmore.com- it was about $31 for a pack of 100- I only needed about 40 so now i have a good amount left over for my other projects! 

 

Inside pages- I used White Card Stock 74# (110# Index), 8 1/2 x 11 from paperandmore.com- it was about $10 for a pack of 100- I still have some left over as i only needed about 70 sheets. 

 

Fiskars 12" round paper trimmer- about $25 at Joanns- originally $40 but had a 40% off discount!

 

Fiskars Corner Punch- round- This was about $7 at Joanns

 

A2 Orange Flame Metallic Envelopes, 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" from paperandmore.com- $11.99 per 50 pack.

 

I bought some Zig brand adhesives that did not work too well with the heavy cardstock...and in the end i did not have the patience to deal with mini glue dots, therefore i ended up stapling them and it looked just fine to me! haha....

 

My RSVPs were from vistaprint. I got them all for free!! 

 

There are other items used but i can't remember right now lol.....I worked really hard on these, my brother helped with PS because he is very skilled, and my sister who is my MOH helped with the printing and assembling. Overall this was truly a labor of love and it was a bitter sweet moment mailing these out!! I really had a hard time letting go of them haha

 

FYI the passport has 8 pages- I only took pics of a few of them!

 

Here are a few pics- I hope you ladies love them as much as i do! Now off to tackle other wedding projects!!! cheers.gif

 

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OMG!  I love these.  You did an awesome job.  I wish I could take on a DIY project.  i have a feeling it would give me a huge headache.

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These look amazing and so professionally done.  I wish I had the patience.  Thank you for the intricate details of it all.  What kind of printer do you have, can't believe how well these printed for you.   Beautiful!

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Thank you ladies!!! It was not easy because it takes time, BUT it is do-able! I would recommend it to anyone! I am sorry that i wasn't as thorough as i wanted to be, but I was just tired! lol

 

Tina, I tried printing on my regular Inkjet printer at home and it was not strong enough, the black was coming out dark grey....blahhhh so i invested on a new printer......i got the Dell V515w (recommended by the wonderful LadyDi!!) and it worked like magic! It was only about 89 dollars for the printer! well worth it since i will need to print on heavy cardstock for all my wedding projects!

 

Also, just an FYI- the metallic cardstock that i used for the cover does not work at all with laser printers.....it literally comes right off.......Inkjet is awesome for this paper!!

 

I'll be happy to answer any questions :-) I got so many ideas from this forum that i am happy to be sharing my own!

 

Originally Posted by Tina5978 View Post

These look amazing and so professionally done.  I wish I had the patience.  Thank you for the intricate details of it all.  What kind of printer do you have, can't believe how well these printed for you.   Beautiful!



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