I talked about my wedding save the dates and invites yesterday. Today I will explain how I made the rehearsal invites and thank you cards.
Something I didn't mention yesterday was the quantity of invites I ordered from Greener Printer. The website only lets you order a minimum of 50. Ideally that should have been enough, but it's always good to have a few extra so I had to bump it up to the next fixed amount of 75 [which was ok since it was only a couple dollars extra]. When I received the invites, they had actually sent me 80! [Maybe they always throw in a couple extra for free?!]
The point is - I had way too many invites, but since they are printed on nice kraft paper, I didn't want to waste them. So, for my wedding rehearsal invites I used the extra "glimpse" 4 x 6 cards.
I created my text in Photoshop Elements and printed them out on card stock with crop marks . They measured 3.75 x 5.75 so they would be a bit smaller than the 4 x 6 cards.
Because of the crop marks, I was easily able to cut each invite out nicely. [I do have a paper cutter, but for this kind of job, I think it's much easier to use a ruler and knife to get the exact lines you want.]
After they were cut out, I used my tape roller to adhere the new invite onto the old one.
Since some people that were invited to the rehearsal were also invited to gift opening the day after the wedding, I printed out a little note to tie onto the invite.
I took my Martha Stewart screw punch to put a hole in the middle of the note. The reason for using the screw punch instead of a random hole punch is so that the eyelets fit perfectly. The screw punch can create three different sized holes and for eyelets the middle [3 mm] punch works perfectly.
To set the eyelet I used my older eyelet setter. [This is what I used to use to punch the hole and set the eyelet, but I really dislike how loud / obnoxious this tool is.]
To finalize this project, I strung some string into the eyelet and tied it around the invite - bow in the front and gift opening note in the back.
THANK YOU CARDS
Originally I bought thank you cards to send out, however, the more I thought about them, I decided to use some leftover decorations from the wedding instead to create my own. As you will see in a later post, I used Instagram prints [printed by Origrami] as part of the decoration for the dinner tables. I ended up cutting these pictures down to fit on 4 bar cards I had gotten on clearance at Broadway Paper. [You can find them here though, in curry.]
To secure the pictures to the cards, I used black photo corners.
To complete the card, I used my Martha Stewart stamp set [seriously you guys, I'm not being paid for all the Martha products I use - I just really like them] to stamp "THANK YOU" onto the card.
The envelopes I used were Paper-Source 4 bar envelopes [in sage I believe? I could be wrong...].
The whole process for all my wedding invites / cards may have taken a bit longer than just finding already made designs online and simply pressing "buy" - but I really enjoyed making everything. So, if anyone out there reading this ever needs invites and wants me to help - you know where to find me. [And if you don't - go to the contact page :) ]