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JPenny's DIY passport invites

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#11 oceanlove12

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    Posted 09 July 2011 - 06:06 PM

    me again :) How many cartridges of color ink did you go through for your invites? Im trying to figure out the cost for these & it seems they will end up being a small fortune...I'm sending the passport invites to all 100 guests (even though I know a max. of 30ish will attend the DW) lol...

    I wanted to do pink metallic covers to go with our wedding colours, but Im having such a hard time finding metallic cardstock in Canada & the states charge so much $$ for shipping....I called a couple of print shops who said they wouldn't print the covers on metallic cardstock :( ...which printshop did you go to? also, did you use a corner cutter for the edges...

    #12 JPenny

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      Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:48 AM

      As for the paper I used papercircle.ca They are a canadian company and their prices are fantastic! They were so great to work with and shipped really quickly. I checked and they do have pink metallic cardstock. 


      We used 1 cartridge of ink and we did 50 invites. We have an HP inkjet printer. As for cost it actually is pretty decent. In order to make our invites we used one half piece of metallic cardstock to make the cover. One piece costs $0.38 so half is $0.19. We only used one sheet of paper to make the inside pages as you cut it in half and print on both sides. Cost of one sheet of metallic paper was $0.28. We bought the ribbon from the dollar store and we used only 2 rolls total for 50 invites. 


      I'm not even sure of the name of the printshop we used. My FI took them to a place near his work. There should be someone who can do them for you. It wasn't very expensive and they printed, cut and folded them for us. We did use a corner cutter on them, which I borrowed from my sister.


      My last piece of advice would be that if I were to do it again though I wouldn't use the ribbon because it ended up being too thick and we had to put extra postage on them. So I would just use staples and then you would only need one stamp to send them out.


      If you have any further questions feel free to ask! 


      I attached my template as I know templates sure helped me when I was making mine.






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      #13 oceanlove12

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        Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

        Hey :)  I just checked out that website which looks Great & their prices are Fantastic!!! I'm thinking of ordering my envelopes through them.

        Im going to ask the print shop tomorrow if they'll print on the metallic paper (If so Ill order that from the company too!)

        Wow only the 1 cartridge of ink is great for the invites & thanks for the tidbit on the ribbon :)

        #14 futuremrstgun

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          Posted 12 July 2011 - 03:15 PM

          jpenny!  these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!  fantastic job!  i'm thrilled at how well the monogram goes with your passport..can't wait to see more of your DIY projects!



          #15 bride6262

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            Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:08 PM

            they look fantastic!

            #16 JenelleJTD

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              Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:40 PM


              #17 Starfish0512

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                Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:40 AM

                Great Job on these!!!  Your guests will love them! Even more so because you made them!

                #18 FutureMrsWatts

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                  Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:02 AM

                  Do you have this template to share? I really want to diy our invitations. We are such a huge budget but I love this. Please give me the details!! Jaimee


                  #19 beachgal2012

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                    Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:15 AM

                    they look fantastic...a job well done on your part! how did you assemble all of the pages together? did you use a stapler or glue?  not sure how i would go about doing something like that.  any ideas are welcomed!

                    #20 ncruz06

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                      Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:17 AM

                      thanks for sharing

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