meli-melo - I'm a big vellum fan - you can get vellum w/a very faint stripe in it to go along w/your art deco theme - print a slightly faded (maybe black&white) pic of you and your groom on white card stock, and print the invitation info on the front - simple is best - and use a 2 hole punch or something similar and attach the vellum to the cardstock w/satin ribbon, something w/a tassle, or in the colors of your wedding.
Be sure to show us what you wind up with - and congratulations!
I heard about it on Tech TV, for painting computer cases, etc. Is it called Fusion? That's what this stuff is called, and it's supposed to work good, according to them. If it works on a computer case, it should work on a TV!
Here's the bit from TTV -
Question No. 6: Painted CD-ROM tray Heather from Ferndale, Michigan, wants to know about painting the tray inside her CD-ROM drive. Specifically, is that a bad idea? Patrick and Leo believe it can be done, but it must be done very carefully. .....
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For the actual painting, she needs to be careful about the kind of paint she uses. Many paints will melt the plastic or create a permanent sticky mess. Fortunately, Krylon makes a paint called Fusion that's made specifically for painting on plastic. If she uses Fusion and properly primes the plastic, her tray painting dreams can be realized.
I have a bunch of old peach or pear crates, but not sure if they would be sturdy enough - do you have an Ikea near you? I know they always have cool boxes for stuff like this, and cheap. Also, places like Michaels and Rag shop always have sales on unfinished wooden crates for like $15 each - if you fastened two of them together, it would make a nice sized ottoman. Oh wait, Michaels has them on sale this week for $5.99 -
Are you going to be carrying the laptop in another case, or is this the only case it's going to be in? That makes a difference in terms of padding. If it's the only case for it, I say get some foam padding, preferably the stiffer kind (it looks almost like styrofoam, but is still flexible) in order to protect it. You could cover it both inside and out, and then sew it together to make a sleeve. I know someone who knit a cool iBook sleeve w/handles - it was felted, and so cute, but it was going to be traveling in another case, so padding was not an issue.
For the bride - pretty bag to collect cards in - fabric or even a pretty bag or decorated small basket.
For favors/seating cards - small decorated frames, maybe ones that could also be magnets. Other magnets, like the marble magnets, maybe personalized, w/pics of bride and groom (or baby pics of bride and groom!)