Quick Tips

Creating your own Invitations adds a personal touch to your wedding.  Making Pocket Invitations is now more simple then ever! Follow the easy how to guide below to add all the items you will need to create you own, unique and BEAUTIFUL Invitations!

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Pocket Invitation Folders -

⇒ Let's start by choosing our Pocket style and Size. I will go with A7 Himalaya!

 choose pocket style

choose pocket materialChoose Pocket COlor

 

⇒ You can choose your texture here. I'll choose Pearlesent Metallic.
⇒ For color,  I'll choose Blue Print Blue Metallic.

⇒ They come in packs of 50, I need 100 invitations. I'll choose 2 (two) packs, Click Add To Cart

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ENVELOPES -

⇒ Under the Envelopes bar you can choose the Texture you'd like. I'll go with Metallic Pearlescent.

choose envelope material

 

 

Choose envelope color, size, flap type    Add 2 envelope to cart

⇒ Choose Texture
⇒ Choose Color, Size and Flap Type

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HIMALAYA LAYOUT

You can choose to have a "Backing" to give extra color, or depth/layered look to your invite. the backing is about a quarter inch smaller, and glued directly onto the center flap of the Himalaya. The invite will be about a quarter inch smaller and glued on top of the backing.

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BACKING CARD -

⇒ Under the cardstock menu, you can choose the paper TEXTURE you'd like. I'll go with the Pearlescent Metallic.

Choose Cardstock texture for insertsChoose backing color

⇒ I'll go with Dark Blue Metallic for my backing card.

Add dark blue backing to cartFor your Backing cards.

1. Choose Quantity (I need 2 packs of 25, 50 8.5x11 sheets) After cutting i will receive 100 4.75 x 6.75 sheets.
2. Click the box to the right of "Add Cutting/Corner Rounding"
3. Choose the width and length needed.
4. If you would like Corner Rounding, you can check the box next to "Add Corner Rounding"
5. Click the small blue "Add to Cart" button on the very bottom.

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INVITATION CARDS -

We will choose the cardstock for the Invitation and Inserts. The Invitation will be glued on the center card. The Inserts will stack in the pocket. I'll choose Silver Pearlesent Metallic!

Choose invite and insert cards cardstock colorInvitation Custom Cutting

 

You can choose to stay consistent with your colors, all your invite and inserts as one color.  can choose to mix your colors up! I'll go with Silver Metallic Cardstock for all of my inserts.

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POCKET INSERT CARDS -

 

Insert #1 100sheetsFIRST INSERT

For your First set of inserts (for Directions, Accommodations, Details, Maps....) I have the dimensions at
4.25 x 6.5
Repeat all of the same steps to add custom cutting.

 

Insert #2 100sheets

SECOND INSERT -

For your Second set of inserts (Directions, Accommodations, Details, Maps) 4.25 x 5.75
Repeat Custom Cutting.

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Third Insert (RSVP card) Choose our precut 4 bar cards to save you on costs!
https://www.paperandmore.com/metallic-cardstock

Choose RSVP SizeA1 Add to cart

Choose your quantity, and Add your RSVP cards to cart. These come in packs of 100, so just 1 pack is needed!

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You can add any accessories you may need!

Belly bands, Monograms, Envelope Liners, Labels, Adhesives. We've made it easy to be your One Stop Shop!

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Shopping cartIn your cart you can
1. Check the quantities of each product's pack (the small circles).
2. Check the quantity of each pack you have (the large oval on the right).
3. Check your cutting sizes requested (underlined), and if need be, that can be edited. Once everything looks good to go, hit CHECKOUT!

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If you'd like to save time on printing, we provide low cost vibrant prints! For information on printing click here - https://www.paperandmore.com/content/custom-printing-inquiry

To place your order for printing, click here - https://www.paperandmore.com/print


By Kayla Pickrell
Founder/Lead Designer at Designs by Kayla

As far as designs go, Etsy is one of the best places to venture to find thousands of unique, custom-designed invitations and stationery in one place. With this though, you may find it is difficult to navigate, as well as find a way to print the designs made for you.

Your first step, of course, is to find the design you love. When looking for the design, use the search engine to describe the type of stationery you need, such as “Boho Inspired Wedding Invites,” “Transformers Themed Birthday Invites,” or “Tattoo-Inspired Birth Announcements.”

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When you click on a design you love, the main page shows up, which lets you know the price, description, look at a few pictures, and make a purchase. Within this page, there are quite a few things you need to look at before making a purchase.

Is there a digital/printable option?

Print and Digital Options

If you want to handle your own printing and print through Paper and More, this is an essential part. Usually this will be in the title or overview in the top right corner. In the example above, you can see that in my products, I offer just the digital file, then allow you to choose if you want a certain amount printed and shipped to you (I print through Paper and More as well).

Digital Options

When a title says “Digital,” it usually means that there is some editing involved on the shop owner’s side. When a title mentions “Printable,” it usually means there will be no editing and the file will be available for download immediately.

Description

Item Details

When looking at the description, make sure to point out all of the items the designer will need and anything in particular they do.

Size

The size should ALWAYS be placed in the description section. The problem with sizing, is it is not always easy to resize files. With the amount of work it usually takes, it could take as long as a new design itself. Usually the shop owner will include the size of the document/file/design, then also include the size envelope it fits into. If this size does not meet your needs, you could always message the shop owner to see if they would be able to change it. In the example above, it shows that the file is 5x7 inches, and it fits an A7 envelope.

Format

When printing through Paper and More, you need .125-inch bleed marks on every edge of your PDF document. Because of this, the shop owner should supply this for you. Most shop owners will NOT supply this format automatically, but it is easy to request. When making your purchase, there is a section where you can put a note to the seller. In this section (along with all of the other items they may need), put in that you need the .125-inch bleed marks around the PDF document.

 

If the document is an automatic printable and it downloads at purchase onto your device, still put a note to the seller asking for the different formatting. This is, at most, a one minute process, so the shop owner should have no difficulties in getting it to you.

If everything checks out, go ahead and make a purchase. If it requires some personalization, your design will not be available for immediate download. Allow the designer time to personalize your file, then send to you (which is done through email).

P+M Print Page

Once you have your design, visit the Paper and More print page, click on the size that you need printed (according to the size mentioned in the description of the product), and fill out the details you need (don’t forget to upload your file!).

File Upload page

If you need a particular quantity or product not shown, visit the Print Inquiry page and send an email with everything you need.

It’s as simple as that!

Following all of the steps above will avoid any pains you may have later with getting in touch with a shop owner or not having the correct file.

If you have any other questions about this process, feel free to email me at Kayla@designsbykayla.net.

Also, visit my Etsy shop, website, Facebook or Instagram pages to see some of my work.

 


Hello there!  Sandee Shanabrough here!
  I combined three gorgeous papers to create this wedding card!
The scripture stamp is from an ODBD set called Love Scriptures and is stamped on the Bright White Card Stock.  The base card is also made from the Bright White Card Stock.  I used a Spellbinders Oval to cut it out.  I also used Spellbinders A-2 Floral Ribbon Threader dies to cut out the layers from the Solid Tiffany Blue and Classic White Laid Card Stocks.  Using negative pieces of the Tiffany Blue Card Stock I punched three butterflies with a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.  I added a pretty seam binding bow and tiny pearls to complete the card.
Thanks so much for looking!  Have a wonderful day!

Written by Bianca (http://thebudgetsavvybride.com),

original article : http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/

My health had gotten the best of me lately and it’s been rather difficult to get any of my DIY projects done. The list is rather lengthy, so I’ve been feeling the stress in more ways than one and it came out in my first wedding nightmare. The scene began really normal; set during wedding rehearsal.  All of a sudden I felt rushed for time. Nobody was doing what they were supposed to be and things were going undone. The discomfort was enough to wake me briefly, but I fell right back asleep into the nightmare. Only this time, it was the wedding day. The panic was about stage 9 and I was having a full-out melt-down.  It was 45 minutes to show time and my makeup wasn’t done. I called out for my makeup artist (MUA) and Puff Daddy appeared with his handlers not far behind carrying makeup brushes insisting that he didn’t work before he had a few drinks—(BLANK STARE). It got even weirder from there, but I won’t bore you with all my foolishness. I’m chalking it up to all those Ciroc commercials that have inundated the television and apparently my consciousness.

One thing is for sure, it helped me get moving enough to finally break through the haze and get off my tush. As of today, I’m proud to report that my invitations are done and out the door. If it wasn’t clear before, I really enjoy print/visual projects. And it was really eating me up to not be able to get them done.

For starters, the invitation design was done long, LONG ago—even before our save the dates were finished. The biggest hang up was the RSVP information card. It was my decision to nix response cards in order to eliminate the costs of return postage and envelopes in favor of a live RSVP service. One of my best friends used a RSVP service where guests called and got a live agent to go over all the pertinent questions (i.e. meal choice, guest’s name). I was impressed by it and planned to use it for our guests that aren’t savvy enough to RSVP via our wedding website (which I LOVE btw). Well, that plan went bust when I called and discovered that the company no longer offers the service. I was SO bummed. I searched and searched but couldn’t find another service like it. Every other service offered a voicemail message system, where they’d compile the information and send it upon request. I wasn’t impressed and the cost was laughable. Why pay someone hundreds of dollars to do what can be easily done for free?

In what could be described as nothing short of a state of delirium, I found myself saying aloud, “Nice job Bianca, you now have another project.”

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I know what you’re thinking…I should probably suck it up and spend a little more money, huh? Well, I thought so too until I had a major breakthrough. A few months ago, my fellow budget blogger Abby, posted about ways Google can be helpful in wedding planning. And I happened to stumble upon another great use to add to the list—Google Voice. It turned out to be an incredibly awesome and VERY easy solution to my RSVP dilemma for a whopping $0.

All I did was sign up for a phone number and create a voicemail message for guests to RSVP through. In the message, we ask callers to leave their name and number, as well as, confirm their attendance (ceremony only, reception only, both or none) and meal choice (seared salmon, grilled chicken or vegetable lasagna). Using the default spreadsheet generated by our wedding website (which is our alternate RSVP option). As the calls come in, we can either answer them or wait for the voicemail messages to record the guest information. Google makes that easy by giving the option of listening to the message or reviewing a Google-generated transcript of the message. And every time a message is received, Google sends an email alert. The best part is that I’m not stuck with this task all by myself. I can route incoming calls to Sherrod and my sister/MOH who have graciously agreed to help manage the incoming data via Google Docs.  If you’re interested in a more detailed description of this process, leave me a note in the comments section and I’ll get to work on a tutorial and share the script we used.

This invitation project was all about saving money. And at a grand total of $225 (including postage), I’d say missioned accomplished. Here are a few more ways we saved on our invitation suite.

  • The design was made using free fonts I found on the web. Pinterest is full of ideas for fonts to use for wedding invitations. I picked fonts that best suited the elegant and modern feel we chose for our wedding.
  • I purchased the paper and envelopes from Paper and More. I am a BIG fan! I did very thorough research on the cost of paper and found their costs to be the lowest around. They offer a $3.99 flat-rate shipping rate no matter what you order or where you order from (in the U.S.). Even better than the low cost is the fantastic customer service.
  • Google also came in handy in creating a personalized map for our details insert. I wanted something clean and found a few helpful tutorials. This one is solid, and it was right up my alley since I don’t have Photoshop on my computer. It’s not a perfect map, but overall I’m happy with the results.
  • Last but not least, printing didn’t cost a thing…except a promise to my girlfriend that I would design her invitation suite. Done and DONE! This was an easy ASK because the project didn’t require many prints and I enjoy designing print projects. Every invitation and details card printed 2 per page; and the reply cards printed 4 per page. I did all the cutting myself.

Without further ado, here’s a preview of our invitation suite.

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Slightly edited to protect sensitive information

Cost Breakdown

Paper: $148

Adhesive: $7 (approx.)

  •  Miscellaneous purchases of Adhesive Dots and Rubber Cement

Postage: $70

I made 150 invitation sets and still have plenty of paper left to make signs and cards. I loved the silver brushed paper so much that I purchased additional packages for our program covers.

Hopefully with this task out of the way, Puff Daddy won’t be making any recurring appearances as the MUA in my wedding dreams.  It’s good to be back…
Read more at http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#Mk1eGBLq2m4XIe11.99

-Reprinted with permission courtesy of Bianca