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Old 03-25-2007, 11:04 AM   #1  
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I have been asked to make wedding invites for someone that needs 150 and I was originally thinking of using shimmery/pearly cardstock and cutting to make a tri-fold or booklet for the inserts. Then my upline Kelli showed me an invite she received with a diagonal folder where you could put the inserts in side the enclosure but they are $10.50 for $10 from papersource - I do not have the time nor the patience to cut myself - they need to be done in the next month so my questions is - does anyone know of any other places to purchase these (especially in the shimmery/pearly paper would be great but I am open) and also what is a good price per card - She doesn't want to spend more than $500-$600 but what I see thus far is $4+ per card for supplies and I want to make something for my time/labor. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:42 PM   #2  
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I'm working on wedding invitations right now. I bought my paper from Anchorpaper.com (would highly recommend them -- their prices are good and their customer service is very friendly and helpful). I am making 175 invitations with a trifold design (an envelopment type enclosure). I bought 26x40 inch paper from Anchor, had them cut it to the size I need (they only charged $8 total for the custom cutting). All I have to do is score it. I only paid about $48 for the paper for the envelopments, another $60 for the envelopes (which match the envelopment paper). The only thing I have left to buy is the paper that I am going to print the invitations on and the enclosures (plus the ribbon to enclose them). If you need some links for ideas for patterns/templates for the envelopments, let me know. But again, I would check out Anchor paper. I found their price to be the best. You have to decide what you want and then they will give you a price quote for the larger size paper (they don't have the prices for the larger sizes listed).

You might want to do a search in the forum for wedding invitations because I have gotten a lot of info from other SCS members who made their invitations. Check out the gallery too. There are some great examples in the gallery. I know some people used the large paper that you can get in a craft store like Michael's, but I wanted a shimmery paper like Stardream.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #3  
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How weird. I am currently making 75 grad annoucements using a trifold also. I love the look of it. I am using SU paper.
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If you are Fan Club members......I have the invitation I made for my inlaws 50th Anniversary in this months gallery.
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I can't imagine doing 150 in a month's time, but that's just me. Also, not sure how you will make much money. I'm making a friend's invites (pro bono) and we're figuring material costs will be around $2/card and we're feeling pretty good about that. We got our Stardream paper (pearly) through Anchor Paper (very fast, great service, ask for Nikki if you go that route). They do the cuts for you, you just have to score (maybe they score, I never asked -- kinda don't think so) at $135 (paper for 100 invites, inserts, also thank yous and programs). HTH
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Thank you to all of you - will they make the diagonal folder enclosure? this is what I am looking for

http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/...al_folder.html

I am making 80 baby announcements right now pro bono and it taken me 2 weeks every night & weekends to complete.
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I looked at their website - can you direct me to this stardream paper - do you need to become a member? Also I would love the links you mentioned thanks!
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I looked at their website - can you direct me to this stardream paper - do you need to become a member? Also I would love the links you mentioned thanks!
Lot of great info from folk on another thread I started a while back about wedding invites (we're doing pocket folds). Not sure how to link it, so I'll bump it right after this. Check it out -- lot's of great info! HTH
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I looked at their website - can you direct me to this stardream paper - do you need to become a member? Also I would love the links you mentioned thanks!
You don't have to be a member. Here's a link to their online express store, it lists all the paper brands.
http://anchorpaper.com/retail/paper.htm
I am using the Aspire Petallics, which is very similar to the Stardreams. You'll have to email them to ask for a quote on the large size sheets, because it's not listed on the website, but you can at least see what colors are available. Anchor will not score the paper for you -- I asked them. Depending on the size of your paper, you might be able to get a printer to score it. Since my sheets are 6 x 20", they were too big for the equipment at any of the printers that I talked to. I think the largest they could go was 14".
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I did eail them but no repsonse yet - so I would need to put togther the diagnonal folder from a template? does anyone have that?
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I do a lot of wedding invitations myself, and I usually find good products through a company called Action Envelopes. I think it's just actionenvelope with a .com at the end. I couldn't quite picture what you were describing so I don't know if they have exactly what you need. It's been a good resource for me though.
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thanks! this is the card I am looking for just cehaper :O

http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/...al_folder.html
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thanks! this is the card I am looking for just cehaper :O

http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/...al_folder.html
I don't have a template for a card like that, but in looking at it, you would need a piece of paper that is 16.5" x 5.5". You would need to score it at 5.5" and 11", which would give you three 5.5" squares. The square on the rt side would then have to be cut in half diagonally. This triangle would then be folded in over the middle square and you could probably put some adhesive along the bottom edge to seal the pocket.
When I created my envelope, I just bought some large sized paper at Michael's for 99 cents and then just played around with my measurements and my pockets to see what worked best -- and mine was more involved than this one is. This would would be easy to recreate and definitely you could do it more cheaply than $1 a piece. For instance, I am working with a 6" x 20" piece of paper, so I was able to get 8 pieces cut from each 26x40 sheet. Each sheet was only $1.80, so that comes out to about 23 cents each! The 6.5" square envelopes cost me twice that much!
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:48 PM   #14  
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well now i think i am going this route - so far away from stamping and SU but it will save loads of time

http://www.divineink.com/celebrate.htm

everything is included for $3 - i will just need to prepare the layering w/ the text and include a monogram that they want
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