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#11 rodent

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    Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:05 AM

    Wow! So many great suggestions. I'm going to do some shopping around this weekend & I'll post what I find. So far I have found some I like on ebay for much less than what I was finding on other websites.

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      Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:48 PM

      I am not sure how cheap you found them on ebay but Costco has them for pretty cheap. I also found some on craigslist for $10 for 50.

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      #13 Sarah

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        Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:55 PM

        I don't know how cheap you want to go, but when I was making my Christmas cards with Lumapix I was thinking that you could actually make 4x8 invitations or announcements and print through MPix with metallic paper and they'd look really cool. Tie a ribbon around them and voila...less than $1 each. I think I paid $30 with shipping for 50 cards. That might be a little more than you wanted to spend, but you could definitely do any color, any design and any font (as long as you weren't too worried about response cards- I'd definitely cut that out if you're trying to save$$).

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        Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:06 PM

        Hmmm… not too sure if you want to do card like invitations? We did 50 invites and I got all the supplies from A.C Moore and JoAnne (local craft store) for a total of $28. That included pre-made 4x6 cards on nice pretty paper, brown stain ribbon, white and brown card stock, brads, and funky scissors. I used our printer at home and DH brought his paper cutter from work.


        Don’t forget the cost of stamps… we had to send some to Canada and it cost us quite a bit looking back on postage expenses.

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          Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:28 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Sarah
          I don't know how cheap you want to go, but when I was making my Christmas cards with Lumapix I was thinking that you could actually make 4x8 invitations or announcements and print through MPix with metallic paper and they'd look really cool. Tie a ribbon around them and voila...less than $1 each. I think I paid $30 with shipping for 50 cards. That might be a little more than you wanted to spend, but you could definitely do any color, any design and any font (as long as you weren't too worried about response cards- I'd definitely cut that out if you're trying to save$$).
          This is what I was thinking about doing. I'd enjoy designing them myself, but I need to figure out a cheap way to print them. Is MPix better than vista print? I'll have to check out the metallic paper.

          I'd like to be able to do them for .50-.75 each. I'm not trying to be really cheap, I just know that they can be done for less like anything else. I love my $15 save the dates, so I thought I might as well try to find a cheap option for invites.

          I'm going to contact a few ebay people & see what kind of deal we could workout. I don't want reply cards or inner envelopes. Just a simple flat invite with 1 envelope.

          Thanks again everyone for all these great ideas!!

          #16 Christine

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          Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:33 PM

          mpix is better than vista print, a couple of the pro photogs have suggested that site for us gals wanting to get our pro pics printed nicely
          Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

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            Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:38 PM

            Quote:
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            mpix is better than vista print, a couple of the pro photogs have suggested that site for us gals wanting to get our pro pics printed nicely
            I'd like the paper to be thick like a card though, not like a picture. Do they print on cardstock?

            I'm working on my invite tonight. I've decided I do want to design it myself, but I will get it printed through some company. I'll post what I have done so far. I've been having a lot of fun making them!

            #18 Christine

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            Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

            you could get them printed at Kinkos? we got our STD's printed there and we did liked them.
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              Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:51 PM

              Here is what I have so far. I just started working on it so it's not perfect. I need to play with fonts still & make sure everything is centered. I anyone has any suggestions I'd be glad to hear them. Do you prefer black & white or color? BTW, the beautiful picture is jason lambert's. I used it for my OOT bag postcards. I still need to play around with pictures. I might try for more of a pencil sketched look.

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              #20 Christine

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              Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:27 PM

              I like the color photo and I am not sure I like the Mike and Morgan and the date on the top, it makes it looks more like a STD not an invite.
              Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!




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