Invitations

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Invitations

Postby LMC2008 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:52 pm

Here they are....
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They are out a week late because we have been waiting on our Zazzle stamps...
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We made these invitations from scratch. We cut and folded large pieces of black paper to make the tri-folds.
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My FI designed the invitations and we got them printed at Shamrock Printing because we wanted thermography (Thanks Ellen for the rec!)
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We cut them all out with exacto knives (I would not recommend this to anyone) and then got to the assembling!
FRONT
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INSIDE
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RECEPTION CARDS
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RSVP CARDS
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ENTIRE INSIDE VIEW
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THEN....FI volunteered to do all of the calligraphy! I think it looks beautiful!!! He did all of the outer envelopes and inner invitation flaps.
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I am so happy with the final outcome! We worked so hard on them and definitely won't do anything like this again! Enjoy!
http://lauren-livelaughlove.blogspot.co ... ake-2.html
***IF YOU SEE A MISTAKE...PLEASE DON'T TELL ME!*** :D
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Re: Invitations

Postby Soon2BCK » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:57 pm

Holy cow that calligraphy is awesome!! They look really good.
You know its love when forever isn't long enough...
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Re: Invitations

Postby Paul&Tinah09 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:47 pm

Those PHENOMENAL!!! What did you use to keep the Response, Reception card and all the others stuck on the side?
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Re: Invitations

Postby Paul&Tinah09 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:50 pm

Plus, did you use a kind of template for the trifold invite?
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Re: Invitations

Postby LMC2008 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:27 pm

Paul&Tinah09 wrote:Those PHENOMENAL!!! What did you use to keep the Response, Reception card and all the others stuck on the side?

We used double stick tape on the back of the ribbon.
Paul&Tinah09 wrote:Plus, did you use a kind of template for the trifold invite?

No, we just decided how big we wanted them and then just measured them so they would all be the same. We used a paper cuter so we could do it faster.
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Re: Invitations

Postby Paul&Tinah09 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:08 pm

Thanks! I really like this layout. I think I'm going to try a sample.
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Re: Invitations

Postby leslin1115 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:46 pm

Oh my GOD! Those a beautiful! You must be so creative! haha ;)
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Re: Invitations

Postby LizAnn » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:48 am

I am so impressed! Those are gorgeous!
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Re: Invitations

Postby Melissas77 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:28 pm

Do you mind if I ask how much it cost to print each invitation?
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Re: Invitations

Postby hoofbeats95 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:11 am

These are amazing! I SO want to do a pink and green version. Are they cost effective? Can I ask what your dimensions are? Looks like fairly normal size envelopes. I LOVE them! I'm so scared about trying to make one on my own though.
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Re: Invitations

Postby Phlpns314JLF » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:19 pm

Try PMing Lauren. She's on the LGO and the GF board all the time, but I'm not sure how often she checks back here...
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Re: Invitations

Postby hoofbeats95 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:20 pm

How do you PM? I couldn't figure that out.
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Re: Invitations

Postby LMC2008 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:19 am

hoofbeats95 wrote:These are amazing! I SO want to do a pink and green version. Are they cost effective? Can I ask what your dimensions are? Looks like fairly normal size envelopes. I LOVE them! I'm so scared about trying to make one on my own though.

They are definitely normal sized envelopes...I believe A6 size. A little bigger than 4X6.
http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/pap ... 1/104.html

Here is a little bit more of the process.
http://lauren-livelaughlove.blogspot.co ... ake-2.html
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Re: Invitations

Postby Phlpns314JLF » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:20 pm

hoofbeats95 wrote:How do you PM? I couldn't figure that out.


TO the right, underneath her picture is a button that says "PM"
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