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« on: August 20, 2005 07:42:20 AM »

In true Craftster fashion, here are our invites. We had the wording printed and cut to size at a local print shop. They also perforated the tear-off RSVP postcard and the information sheet. Then I cut the brown backing paper and the strips of the leaf paper and zipped them through the sewing machine to keep it all together.



Then I made our guest book to coordinate. Coptic bound to open flat.



And the inside...



Then I made both sets of parents small photo albums as our gifts to them. Stab bound.



and the inside...



That's it for now! Hope you like!

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005 07:44:01 AM »

Very pretty!! I love the modern look of the leaf graphic. Typically leaves are so "country" and not very slick/modern. I really like what you guys did!! Congrats!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005 08:55:33 AM »

That looks so nice. I wish I had had time when I was planning my wedding to make some handmade items. Congratulations, by the way.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005 12:19:02 PM »

those are gorgeous!

and what a nice idea to make photo albums for the parents. i may steal that....  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2005 05:06:50 AM »

Thanks for the comments, guys! Madness - steal away!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2005 09:59:26 AM »

I never would have thought to SEW my invitations together!  You've just saved me a lot of work!  It all looks amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005 10:43:21 AM »

I love the ribbon binding on the albums.  Very pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2005 03:23:47 PM »

I, too, would never have thought to sew the paper together.

Would you mind elaborating on the machine/needles/thread you used for that?
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2005 04:33:48 AM »

Nutella - I'm not a very knowledgeable seamstress, so I don't think I can recall any of the specifics for what I used. Just regular stuff, I guess. A cotton-poly blend thread, my regular ol' machine, and a medium needle. I didn't ever quite figure out what tension was best, so the stiches look pretty on the front, but not so much on the back, but that wasn't important to me.

I'd just do a few test runs and see what works. I will say after about 100 invites, my machine got mad and started breaking the thread. So I let it rest, and it worked fine the next day.

You will still need to lock your stiches at both ends so they won't come undone. Hope that helps!
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2005 03:21:29 PM »

You will still need to lock your stiches at both ends so they won't come undone

Ah yes, I haven't even USED my sewing machine in ages. I totally would have forgotten about that part!
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