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Topic: Questions about booklet invitations  (Read 1137 times)
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« on: January 12, 2006 05:20:07 PM »

Ok, so I have decided to DIY my booklet invitations. I am going to use my new gocco to do the printing, but I have a question about the best way to bind them.

They are going to be pretty straight forward: a piece of cardstock folded in half wrapped around the invitation, a sheet with little details like website, accomodations, and map and the rsvp postcard. I have a sewing machine, a snaps plier,  and various hole punches. So I was wondering if I should do a stitch binding, should I  pound a couple of eyelets along the bound edge, punch holes and do the ribbon thing or do tape binding. If anyone has any other suggestions for an easy way to bind 5 measly pieces of paper for a wedding invitation I am open to suggestions. If anyone has any experience with any of these methods and can say which ones work better than others I would appreciate it.

Secondly, I have a question about inner envelopes. Since this is a booklet do I use inner envelopes? If I don't use inner envelopes, does a band that wraps around the booklet sound like a good way to address the booklets?

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006 08:33:45 AM »

hey! Good for you for DIYing it, I had a lot of fun with mine. I sewed my invites on my sewing maching, but mine were only 2 layers thick. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49230.0 is the link to that post, I gave some tips that helped me sew them. I'd give it a try with your machine and see if it will go through that many layers.

PS - I didn't do inner envelopes, just addressed the outer envelope to the people who were invited, and I didn't even get any nasty responses for not abiding by the 'correct' ettiquete Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006 11:12:16 PM »

if you do an rsvp postcard, email addy or website you won't need that envelope either

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