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Originally Posted by Robox View Post

You did a fantastic job on those invites. They are the nicest ticket invites i've seen. I can't imagine how much work that was. Would i be able to make those using a Mac? I feel like by the time I get all the supplies it will cost me just as much as if I had someone do them for me. I only need 50 of them. How many did you make? Was it worth it? And how much do you think it cost in the end?
Thanks for your troubles.
Oksana

 

Thanks Oksana. Most of my time spent was scrutinizing over the design, and fortunately Iâ€m only making 20 invites. I give a lot of credit to the brides who put 50 or 100+ of these invites together. Theyâ€re definitely time consuming, but well worth the effort especially if you have the time and can solicit help from friends and family.  I donâ€t see why you canâ€t create something fantastic on a Mac, I didnâ€t use any pro software when creating my invites (although it would have made my life easier).

 

In terms of cost, my invites came out to approximately $3.25 per invite compared to $5.50+ if they were professionally done. If I had made more, than the price per invite would have been even cheaper, but I do have material left over that I will us towards other DIY wedding projects.  Since I only made 20, I wasnâ€t really looking for a huge cost savings, but liked the challenge of creating  these on my own and it was something personal for my guests.

 

 

Originally Posted by Dazeydawl View Post

these are amazing! great work!

 

Thanks for the compliment Dazeydawl!

 

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I love those, I'm sure your guests will as well!  colors are gorgeous together and love the detail!

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Hi Chocotaco,

I couldn't find the stardream - crystal metallic on their site. I didn't even find anything with 105 lbs. Did you get the luggage tags from there too. Or did you just use another template in word? So you ordered the envelopes but you made your own sleeves? What template did you use for that? What size were your invites, sleeves and tags? Sorry for all the questions but I'm a little lost.

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Originally Posted by Byoksana View Post

Hi Chocotaco,

I couldn't find the stardream - crystal metallic on their site. I didn't even find anything with 105 lbs. Did you get the luggage tags from there too. Or did you just use another template in word? So you ordered the envelopes but you made your own sleeves? What template did you use for that? What size were your invites, sleeves and tags? Sorry for all the questions but I'm a little lost.

 

Hmmm, lets see if I can help...

 

Stardream Crystal on Paperpresentation - you can find this brand and color on other websites cheaper. I only purchased from here because of their customer service, Lime Metallic envelopes and discount. And by the way, it's actually 105lb not 120lb as listed. I spoke with their customer service about this and I don't know why they wont change it.

http://www.paperpresentation.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PPN&Product_Code=P_L12240&Category_Code=ALL_COVER

 

Cheaper site:

http://www.paper-papers.com/Stardream-Metallic-85-x-11-Cardstock-Paper-CRYSTAL-25-PK.html

 

I used the Aylee bits template for the boarding passes and changed the width to 3.5". I deleted the last pass and made my own luggage tag.  I just played around with rectangle l:w ratios (3.25"x4.8") and different angles:

http://www.ayleebits.com/2006/06/10/diy-boarding-pass-save-the-date/

 

Yes, all envelopes were purchased and the sleeve was made from 8 1/2"x11" cardstock. You can use either of the templates in the link above (Aylee). I didn't use a template, it wasn't necessary for the sleeve that I wanted. I just did a trifold and cut one end down to 2.5" and at cut off a 30degree angle.

 

Hope this helps.

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