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« on: October 18, 2005 11:35:54 AM »

This year, my husband and I are having a combination housewarming (we bought our first home in July) and Christmas party.  This will also be the first time I tried making invitations to ANYTHING.  I really want to do something unique and crafty, but I'll need quite a few invitations so I'm not looking to buy anything too expensive.  I figure that making my own will be cheaper than buying premade cards.

So, my question is this:

Can anyone recommend a good website where I can order some decent cardstock and envelopes for me to decorate?  I know I saw a site recommended on here before and I can't remember the name of the company.  Has anyone had a good experience with a certain business that they'd like to suggest?  Any help would be appreciated!


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005 12:41:33 PM »

this is my favorite place to buy paper supplies for card making: http://www.paperpresentation.com/.  they make pre-cut cardstock in all kinds of shapes and sizes and colors and paper types (i.e. metallic and matte and different textures, etc) with envelopes to match.  you can order through their website but their actual store is huge.  if you're near new york city it's worth a trip in there sometime because they have a lot more stuff in the store.  I make a lot of cards and i find that even though it costs a little more to buy them pre cut, its worth it because not cutting each individual card out means I have more time to spend actually decorating the cards. 
however, when i do make the cards from scratch i just use a pad of the bristol board from www.utrecht.com.  i cut it to the right size with my paper cutter and score the center lightly with an exacto to create the fold.  the downsides are that bristol board is always white and only two 3X5 cards fit on a sheet so it wastes paper.  The envelopes I use to go with these cards are from staples, the announcement/invitation size.  when you buy them in a huge box they're pretty cheap.  they even carry some different pastelly colors. 
congrats on the new house and i hope you have a great party!  good luck with your cards. 
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