A crooked close-up of an invitation with one of my favorite papers:
A hodge-podge, if you will. This gives you an idea of what they look like completed:
Examples of the 2-sided Amy Butler papers used:
Another example. Pictured on left is the print on back:
What each guest will receive in the mail:
I handwrote these, and should have taken a photo of a better envelope to show, because they actually turned out pretty neat:
The back of the green paper is this dark floral, and Cheryl used the stamp kit I purchased for CD cases in this post to stamp the Reply envelopes:
The whole shebang:
Ok, the important part: How much did I invest for the sake of these papers that will be quickly trashed? Well, I MUST give serious credit to our university's Print Shop. They sold me most of the materials, and did the printing and cutting work!
- 2 packs of Amy Butler double-sided, recycled papers on sale at Michaels for $7 each.
- 100 invitations (includes cost of fine cardstock, cutting, printing) for 7 cents each.
- 100 rsvp cards (includes cost of fine cardstock, cutting, printing) for 3 cents each.
- 250 invitation envelopes (had to buy whole box since custom size, but can return what i don't use!) for $14 total.
- 250 rsvp card envelopes (again with the whole box thing) for $7 total.
- Print Shop's charge to cut all printed papers (and give me scraps) was a whopping $2.
- 2 glue sticks for 40 cents each.
- Stamps of bird and "reply" previously purchased.
Granted, I really, really, really had a strong desire to do a straight-stitch across the top and bottom in ivory, but decided that the fuss wasn't worth it. (By "decided" I mean that Brandon and Mom were awfully convincing that it was going to be a serious hassle. Ha.)
Have a favorite paper?