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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    So, I might consider making our own invitations.. Only thing is, I have no idea where to start! I have added a photo of the invitation that I would like to recreate in my albums, but would want this in a pocket fold with an RSVP card, a directions/information card and a money gift poem card..

    I guess the first question is, where would I find reasonably priced brown pocket folds? Once I have the size of the pocket fold, I guess I can then determine the size of the invites/inserts that I will need to make.

    I know where I can get the keys from cheaply as have just bought some keys and locks for our favours. Twine simple enough.. also hessian and lace simple enough.. I guess the main thing I'm worried about is the actual printing. If I buy the card I can use the printer at work which is really good, but I have never done anything like this before so a little scared!!

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    Just had a look. They are gorgeous. For those, you could get some card, cut it to size and then use a printer to type up the information you want in the font that you want. Print that out and place it onto a different coloured piece of card. Craft shops usually have different types of scissors where they cut things with a patterned edge. A pair of those would be nice to put a little detail to the paper with the information in. Then once all the card and information is put together, you can glue that onto a piece of burlap and maybe glue a bow on using twine. You can get twine and burlap anywhere online but I got mine from the bay of e and at a bargain price too :)
    I hope that wasn't too confusing! If you just break it down into sections it will all come clear though :) As for the pocket folds you can either find a template on the internet where you can make them yourself or again, craft shops will have them. The only problem with craft shops is that they may be a little expensive! xx
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    my friend bought all her make-her-own invites stuff on the bay of e! and hers looked fabulous! you would think they were done professionally
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Yeah that does make sense Jessica :) I think I would be more confident just doing the single invitation, but it's the pocket fold that is confusing me a little.. as it would make sense to get the pocket folds first wouldn't it, so I then knew what size to make the invite and the inserts?

    Alternatively, I could have all the bits and bobs loose but tie them all together with a bit of twine and make a 'parcel' out of them if you like? xx

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    I like the idea of the parcel. I was thinking of doing something similar for mine if my FMIL doesn't do the invites. It saves putting all the information on the information and bulking it up too much. And that way you could layer it up with burlap, lace, twine etc. I think its a very effective idea :)
    But if you are wanting to go for the pocket folds, I would say you would maybe need to find out the sizes that they come in first, even if you don't buy them straight away and then you can start on making the invites :) xx
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    I had thought of doing this with ours, but in the end I was just too lazy so let someone else do them lol... Still found I had loads of other stuff to do that got done last minute x

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
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    I find that is always the same KelBel, no matter how much planning you have done or how much you think you have got everything sorted, there is always something small which you manage to forget. Hope it wasn't anything big which you had to sort out! x
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Yeah I think I actually prefer the parcel idea :) would be much simpler as well. Will speak to OH about it and see what he thinks - he loves those invitations anyway so he should like the idea!! Hopefully by starting them with plenty of time left it will be relatively stress free.. x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    The key could be tied onto the twine keeping it all together then as well.. which would be exactly the same concept as our sweetie jars! Ooooh... x

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    the woman who's doing mine i met at a wedding fair and she has her own little business and does them from home and her invites are just stunning
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    I was doing my key keyring favours with my sister two days before the wedding lol despite starting them 8 months before the wedding, the invites I got from etsy handmade in the usa , they were only about £20 more than if I'd done them myself,once I added up all her materials and I wouldn't have done as good a job as her lol x

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    • *KelBel*
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    Flossie, the keys you've used on your invites are very similar to the ones I used for my favours... Have u looked on ebay as I got 100 for about £3 x

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    • Flossie
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    They're not actually my invites.. I stole the picture from someone who makes them hehe. I have already bought keys and locks for our sweetie jars though from 3tsy so will probably get some more keys from there. I've also got loads in my 'watch list' on 3bay! Thanks x

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
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    Haha, that is my logic Flossie in starting to make all our invitations now is that I will have plenty of time and it will be less stress closer to the time. And I like that it will tie in with your sweetie jars too :) xx
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Here's hoping!!

    I have taken the opportunity whilst I am bored at work to create a mock up design of an invitation - I have put a photo in my albums, called 'Invitation Mock Up'. What do you think?? It's not all centered properly etc. but what do you think of the general idea? I would probably back with ivory lace, then put onto a brown piece of card? xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    i really like that flossie i love the vintage old style theme you have going with it. I'm toying with that also i just need to sit down with the lady who's doing mine and go through ideas
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Thanks bride2B28 :)

    I have just uploaded an updated version if someone would be so kind enough to save the pic and insert it on a comment on this thread? That would be fab, to make it easier for everyone to see it!!

    Quite impressed with myself for the first attempt.. can't wait to show OH now :) xx

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    which one flossie the one with key in it (taken far away) or the second one?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    The second one - the one with the key is the inspiration, but the second one is the one I've drafted up myself!! x

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    • Irishbride2be
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    You are a star - thanks so much :)

    What do you ladies reckon?? xx

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    • Irishbride2be
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    no problems hun

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
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    That looks lovely Flossie, on a nice bit of cream card with burlap and lace and wrapped in twine that would look gorgeous :) x
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    • Sprucey
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    Craft of hobby shop has readymade pocket folds in various colors but I'm not sure how they work out price wise though, guess it depends how many youre doing. I've not got that many invites needed really as I have lots of families that'll allbe on one invite! So think I'll look about come the Jan sales and see if I make my own or not!

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I think I have gone off the pocket fold idea now.. I think the 'parcel' idea would suit the theme better and is also much easier (and cheaper)! Thanks for the suggestion though.. I really should have a look round that shop at some point :)

    Thanks Jessica! Oooh yes it might look better on cream card rather than brown.. I think I will order just a few bits and bobs and see what one invitation looks like before I go ahead and buy in bulk. Showed OH last night and he's not too keen on the pictures at the top so I will have a look around and try and find some different ones x

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    • HazelM69
      CommentAuthorHazelM69
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    cheap brown pocket folds......i used envelopes and cut them in half each one then makes 2 cheap and look great
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    • AprilS61
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    They look lovely Floss :) x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Thanks April.. I have changed them now.. There is an updated invitation mock up as well as RSVP card, venue information card and honeymoon wish card in my albums xx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    Yeah that's the one I've seen! :) doesn't look like you've done them yourself at all! My only comment is the green car at the top (can't remember which part it's on) stands out more and I think it takes away from the rest of the page xx

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    • Flossie
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    Mm yeah I understand where you are coming from.. I loveee that colour though, and it may also be worth adding that our colour scheme is pastels, of which one is mint green.. but I will definitely have a play about with the photos as didn't sit down and spend that long looking for them xx

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    • Sammi_with_camera
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    I love the one on this page. cant wait to see them completed......
    then can you start mine..... pretty please?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Thanks Sammi :) the new ones are pretty much the same just updated images at the top :)
    Haha honestly I'm probably the least crafty person ever and even I have managed to create these! Although I do still have to actually make them into the finished product so we will see how that goes!! Xx

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    • NaomiC8
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    Those invites are wonderful.. I love your poem at the end for a contribution, that is a wonderful idea...

    Its an elegant design and suit the occasion perfectly
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    • Flossie
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    Ahh thank you Naomi :) I can't take credit for the poem though, I nicked it from online somewhere :) xx

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    • NaomiC8
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    well i wont tell... lol
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    • Flossie
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    Does anyone know where I can buy cheap card from in bulk? Apart from e bay... thanks xx

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    • MrsEmmaP
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    Try [email protected], they do lots of different colours and sizes and you can get about 60 for £5. x

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
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    i think e t s y has some reasonably priced pocket folds...

    what program are u using for your invites, is it word or did you get a downloadable template
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    • AprilS61
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    Do you have a Boyes? Otherwise I got mine from [email protected] but it wasn't all that cheap lol.

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    • Flossie
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    Emma - I looked there but they don't have card thick enough for what I want :(

    Naomi - I've decided not to use pocket folds anymore, but thank you anyway.. I am just using Word for the invites :)

    April - no we don't have one of those.. I have found 50 sheets of 210gsm card on [email protected] for £4, so that's not too bad :) x

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    • AprilS61
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    We just used word too, everyone couldn't believe I just used word and thought they'd been done by a company, amazing what you can do! Amazon sounds fab even if it's not what you want when you get it £4 is cheap enough to risk :) x

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    • Flossie
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    I have access to InDesign at work so I could have used that.. but there's nothing wrong with Word! So simple as well :) can't go wrong x

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    • CamilaL
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    I'm using Publisher for everything... it's part of the office package, and it's not hard to use :)
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    • NaomiC8
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    im so crap at these things.... loool
    but i think i will attempt using what i have... i will try with word/publisher..
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    • MrsEmmaP
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    I'm using word for mine, was fretting for ages about a design, wording etc, then went on there and found a really pretty design template. Sorted! :) x

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    • Flossie
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    For some reason I don't have access to that at work.. I have all the Office programmes, but for some reason IT haven't put that one on my comp!! Never used it though.

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    • Flossie
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    I literally just took an image from G00gle.. searched 'vintage paper', pasted it into word and stretched it across the entire page.. Looks like I haven't even used normal white paper. Got lots of other vintage styled photos from G00gle and shoved a text box over the top!! Easy peasy :)

    I've also got access to a PDF writer so I can convert them into PDF to make the images and text slightly more crisp :)

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    • Donna2501
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    This may sound thick but what kind of glue do you all use to stick the wording onto the card? And do you use rulers for spacing? I'm not arty in the slightest but only have a minimal budget x

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    • Flossie
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    I'm just going to get a glue pen that's strong enough to stick material too :) they have some in [email protected] or The [email protected], only cheap. Yeah I will be using a ruler to check I get the spacing spot on x

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    • Donna2501
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    Thanks Flossie I think a trip to hobbycraft is in order! X

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