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This weekend was a weekend of invitation construction. Originally my sister was going to letterpress our invitations (book arts is one of her many hobbies) but she got a bit caught up in making the dress so I had to line up some affordable letter press, stat. As part of our goal to put our wedding money to work supporting artists and businesses that we want to see thrive (particularly in this deadly economy) I had the brainstorm to hire Jordan of Oh Happy Day to letterpress our invitations. That way the money stayed in the blogging community, and our invitations would still have the same handmade feel. So, on Saturday we stopped by Jordan's studio to pick up extra paper. She was teaching a letterpress class, so I got to see the letterpress in action, which made me tremendously happy. Then David and were off to Arch - San Francisco's art and architecture supply store, which I can only describe as Paper Source's much cooler older sister. Arch let us use their paper-cutter for free, so after purchasing a bit more paper, David and I got down to work. We cut and cut and cut and cut... and then looked around at all the scraps of paper, and started figuring out what we could use them for. Then we cut some more - paper scraps for place cards, paper scraps for table numbers. No wasting!
At home that night I started printing some of our inserts on our trusty Epson. I'd figured that our home printed inserts would be the least hands-on part of our invitations, but alas. Our printer did not take kindly to the thick 100% cotton paper I was feeding it, so I spent part of the evening hand feeding sheets of paper in, one at a time. Continue reading Invitation Weekend (And A Sneak Peek)
- Cream card stock from Paper Source. $5.75 for a pack of 25 cards. Frankly, I wished this card stock was heavier, but, oh well.
- I thought the Paper Source envelopes were overpriced. I got blue A7 envelopes from LCI paper for $13.50 for a 50 pack. I was very pleased.
- David really wanted to do cool wrap around labels. I really wanted to not hand write 85 addresses. It all worked out. The only problem: I was not willing to pay the price for cute labels. No way. What did we do? We bought labels from office depot, and printed them with a design. Zip-zap, done.
- Cool stamps. From the post office. I toyed with vintage stamps for about two minutes, until I realized what they would cost, and what a pain they were to find.
- Printer ink: in this case it was free, but for those who were wondering, we used one set of ink cartridges for the project.
- Vintage map - we found the image online.
"The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade, and Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own. "Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business." But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the predictions, the confidences of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union." - Jane Austen, from Emma
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