Monday, March 15, 2010

do or diy

What have I been up to? Hmm, well there were 100 invitations & 100 thank yous last week for 2 separate weddings. That about sums it up. But if you want more deets, read on…

Day 1: 100 wedding invitations
Vintage looking, horizontal pocket fold #10 (legal size)
Team of 5 assembly line style. (always good to recruit your bridesmaids for DIY projects)
  • Fold pre cut 8"x9.25" blue cardstock in half.
  • Adhere pocket on bottom.
  • Adhere accent cardstock on top.
  • Stamp pocket.
  • Stamp front of invitation.
  • Save text piece for another day as details need to be ironed and laid out.
Time: 3 hours

Day 2: 100 wedding TYs
Simple but stunning 4.25"x5.5" card. We'll call it simply stunning.
Team of 2
  • Fold pre cut 8.5"x5.5" yellow cardstock in half.
  • Stamp base cardstock with background stamp.
  • Stamp thank you sentiment on ivory cardstock.
  • Punch sentiment out.
  • Adhere sentiment to stamped cardstock.
Time: 2 hours

Tip I learned the hard way:  Kinko's and Staples will cut your cardstock for you.  They can cut up to about 100 sheets for approximately $1.50 per cut.  1 cut = 2 minutes, so easy.  I learned this AFTER cutting 100 invitations by hand.  Each piece of cardstock invidually. Ouch.

I promise to post pictures some day soon to keep things interesting for ya. Yes, I am for hire as I do really enjoy designing & creating these custom invitations and thank yous.

-The perennial bridesmaid

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