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Maria,

 

They look absolutely amazing! Your colors are my wedding colors, so seeing how yours came out is so helpful. Did the template you purchased have the stamp background or did you add the background. I went to their site, but it looked like the background was plain white. I definitely feel confident that I can make my invitations now.

 

Congrats-your wedding date is my birthday!

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Hey!! Thanks so much for the compliments! Yes, the template that i purchased does bring the watermark in the background! these are totally doable! you just need to have patience! good luck!!
 

Originally Posted by mrsgreene2011 View Post

Maria,

 

They look absolutely amazing! Your colors are my wedding colors, so seeing how yours came out is so helpful. Did the template you purchased have the stamp background or did you add the background. I went to their site, but it looked like the background was plain white. I definitely feel confident that I can make my invitations now.

 

Congrats-your wedding date is my birthday!



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Wow!! they look beautiful. Thank you for sharing.  I also purchased aylee's template.  I can't wait to play around with it.  Glad you posted what kind of paper you used :)

 

 

Originally Posted by Bride2B22 View Post

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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Thanks for sharing. I always wanted the passport invites, but they were very expensive. After reading your post I am inspired to now create my own passports. I was leaning toward boarding passes with all the help everyone on this site has given, but I am now going to check out aylee's website to go back to my original idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Thanks Ladies!!!! I always check back to the site (Love helping future brides) so please let me know if you need any help/have questions etc! These def look scary to DYI, but trust me, its sooo doable!! simply labor or love! and my guests absolutely loved them!

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