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« on: July 23, 2007 12:11:49 AM »

Woohoo, wedding crafts!

I made everything, including the envelopes.  Luckily, we're having a very small & intimate wedding with a guestlist of only 50 people. Cheesy  Our colors are deep red wine, black & silver.  We sort of have a plum blossom/nature feel going on... we're getting married in a rose garden and the reception is in metro park lodge.

I was 100% inspired by these Paper Girl invites as seen in InStyle magazine http://www.paper-girl.com/weddingport2.html  Unfortunately, we couldn't afford the starting price of $22 per invite. Cry  The graphics I used aren't from her invites, but are from various artists I found online.

I designed everything in Photoshop CS2 and printed on Canon IP6600D.  Almost all of our invitations were hand-delivered (all but 5!) in various cities, so we saved a ton on postage as well.
EDITed to add postage costs:
We only mailed 5, but here are the prices to give you an idea:
Ohio to CA was $1.47
Ohio to OH, MN, VA and TX were all $1.30


I'm not a paper crafter at all, so I was SO excited that they turned out to actually look like an invitation! Cheesy

Here's a sampling of the batch!




The process...

The heart of the scrolls are wooden dowels of two sizes.  I spray painted the entire dowel, though obviously I didn't need to - I just felt like it was the right thing to do. Cheesy  I used glass beads instead of dowel caps and attached them with teeny tiny nails. Smiley


The scrolls themselves are printed on 8.5x11 paper from Michaels.


The scrolls are rolled with rubber cement and clothes pinned to dry...dry...dry.




Rolled & tied with ribbon.


The envelopes are made from 12x12 paper from Michaels and my new best friend, double stick, roll-on, permanent tape. Grin  They're sealed with stickers (not pictured here).


Information booklets have four pages, including the cover.  The first page is "Details," which is an alternate wedding day plan in case of rain (our ceremony is set to be outdoors).  The second page is Directions and the last page is RSVP information.  They are made from white card stock with some of the beige paper as accents.  They're assembled with square brads at the corner.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007 01:00:36 AM »

Those are beautiful!!! I like them much better than the oriogional link! I think the are absolutely amazing!

Congratulations!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 01:01:30 AM »

Those are beautiful!!! I like them much better than the oriogional link! I think the are absolutely amazing!

Congratulations!

Aw, thank you so much!  You've made me so happy!! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 02:16:12 AM »

Those are beautiful!
Congratulations!
May you be blessed with love, happiness and all around good times. :]
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007 03:30:52 AM »

Sweets those are so pretty!
They look much prettier than ones you would have bought! And they mean so much more too!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007 03:58:32 AM »

Those are beautiful!
Congratulations!
May you be blessed with love, happiness and all around good times. :]

Thank you so much... so sweet!

Sweets those are so pretty!
They look much prettier than ones you would have bought! And they mean so much more too!

Aw, thanks!

...you're next!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007 04:40:56 AM »

Wow - Fabulous! Absolutely Fabulous!!!! Those should sell for $30.00 an invitation Wink  And they mean so much more than any you could buy! I can't wait to see what else you come up with! I will be praying for beautiful sunshine for your wedding and for God to bless your marriage!
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 04:42:37 AM »

Wow - Fabulous! Absolutely Fabulous!!!! Those should sell for $30.00 an invitation Wink  And they mean so much more than any you could buy! I can't wait to see what else you come up with! I will be praying for beautiful sunshine for your wedding and for God to bless your marriage!

*blush*  Thank you!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 05:41:52 AM »

Those turned out so amazing, congrats!! All the details make them really special...the beads, the dowels, the graphics. I love it. Are you able to mail them OK?
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2007 05:45:01 AM »

Those turned out so amazing, congrats!! All the details make them really special...the beads, the dowels, the graphics. I love it. Are you able to mail them OK?

Thanks, Emily!!

Yeah, they mailed okies!  We only had to mail 5 of them and everyone said they made it there safe & sound.  I was going to post how much each one was to mail, but I couldn't find my receipt last night.  Argh.  I'll dig more today.
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