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Old 12-28-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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When the card itself is finished, and you're printing the info to put on the inside, what kind of paper do you use? I was automatically going to use plain white cardstock, but now I'm thinking it'll add weight/bulk to the envelope. Maybe I should use plain white computer paper instead? I have seen this done before as well, it's just that I'm making these for someone else, not myself.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:54 AM   #2
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I think vellum adds a nice look to invitations. Of course, then you need to attach it so no one sees the glue, but you could use brads, eyelets or ribbon. You could also run it through a Xyron so you wouldn't see dots of adhesive.
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I agree with the Vellum idea - to attach it, you can get yourself some Vellum Tape. It can be a little "sticky" and therefore tricky to use, but it doesn't show through the vellum.

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Old 12-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #4
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I always use a good quality parchment paper purchased at a stationery store and run it thru the printer. It gives a classy look w/o the fuss of vellum--printing often smudges after handling the vellum.

Parchment comes in many colours and will match whatever you are using.

I attach it with my usual adhesive and have always had great results.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:10 AM   #5
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I use white vellum or a white vellum with a wedding color.
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i am making invitations for my brother's wedding in may. i always go with the vellum and have attached with a brad before. this time, i'm using ribbon. i really like the vellum b/c it is less bulk and it just looks looks very "weddingy". i even use it for the reception card. i get lots of compliments.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:43 AM   #7
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I've made wedding invites in the past for several weddings and I've also used vellum. I purchased the packs of Vellum from Michael's, I believe they are 50 to a pack for $9.99 USD or so. (I usually buy them with 40% coupons!) I then run them through the printer or copier for the desired information.

I also use the cheap adhesive from Wal-Mart (the kind with the blue dispenser and you purchase refills.) Anyway, small amounts of this in the top two corners is hardly noticeable. The vellum is thick enough that it doesn't show through a whole lot. I then complete the attachment with a ribbon.

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