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Invites going out tomorrow!

I'm so excited! It feels so real now! I also got to clean out my den since it was taken over by wedding invites since I made my own. PIB of the final invite :)
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Re: Invites going out tomorrow!

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    edited December 2011
    Congrats! Now let the mailbox stalking commence!
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    edited December 2011
    They look great! What an exciting milestone
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks ladies! I spent forever on them so I'm glad they turned out well. The rsvp's go to my FMIL's house so it's not so much the mailbox stalking, but the phone call stalking now lol. I can't wait for the whole thing! Chapel Hill is beautiful :)
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats - that's so awesome!  I've actually been looking at your invites for ideas, as I'm going to attempt the pocketfolds too.  My latest decision is whether to back the inserts with another piece of paper to make it a little nicer, or to just keep it simple.  After doing that, what do you think?  Also, did it make the inserts too narrow to fit a lot of text on them?  What do you think?  Also - is that a belly band that you made for them?
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    edited December 2011
    Yea it's a bellyband. We found out after doing like 50 that it was easier to assemble the bellybands right on the invite as oppose to doing them prior and sliding them on. I originally was not going to use the matte for the inserts but I felt that they were too cheap looking and flimsy so I ended up adding the matte. when doing this, it brought my postage up to 1.22 per invite to send out with all the inserts. I had already printed all of the inserts with the dimensions that are on cardsandpockets.com and then just made the matte a touch bigger. with the printer i have, i found it way easier to cut the paper first, then print them. I know a lot of ladies print one piece per sheet of paper bc their printers wouldn't feed it.  I played around a lot before actually sitting down to print them so it wasn't an issue at all. HTH. If you have any other questions feel free to ask!
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    edited December 2011
    tgoff - thanks for the tips!  Another question - what kind of paper cutter did you use?  I tried a couple from AC Moore and Michaels, and they didn't seem to be very exact, which is important for things like inserts.  Thanks again!
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    edited December 2011
    I just used the Fiskars rotary cutter. it can only do a few pieces of paper at a time but it worked out well.
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    edited December 2011
    tgoff -- was it a hand held rotary trimmer, or is it one that looks like a typical paper cutter that you can lay the paper down on along a guide and measure where you want the cut? (I am not sure that this description makes any sense!!)
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    edited December 2011
    It was the second one. Lol. I know some people have had a hard time with it but it worked well for me. I made the initial mistake and was doing it at work (I'm a Nanny) and it was on carpet. They were all crooked. So Lesson 1, do it on a hard surface. Lesson 2, when you cut it, make sure you'll cutting towards you so it doesn't pull the paper. Does that make sense?
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