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DIY Invites - where did you buy your materials?

I went to Michael's yesterday to get some stuff for a DIY project and thought I would check out their wedding isle. I was really surprised to find that the isle was totally lacking in invitation supplies. The only packages I found were "off brand" type stuff and invite packages by Brides, but they weren't anything to write home about....I was hoping to save money in the area, but I don't want to use some generic looking white paper. Help, please. TIA ladies.
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Re: DIY Invites - where did you buy your materials?

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    edited December 2011
    I'm designing my own and buying cardstock from anchorpaper.com. Take a browse on the DIY board- I get tons of ideas from profiles there.
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    edited December 2011
    paperandmore.com was great.  I used them to order all my paper for my various DIY projects.
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    edited December 2011
    I second paperandmore.com -- they were WONDERFUL! Best prices, selection, and quality!
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    edited December 2011
    I used a Brides set from Michael's, but I know a lot of brides have used materials from Paper Source if you don't like the packages.  HTH!
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    gczechgczech member
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    edited December 2011
    I second paperandmore.com.  I got all the materials for 200 invitations (plus 3 inserts and RSVP, inner and outer envelopes) for about $300.  I went with metallic paper, so it was more expensive than regular cardstock.
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    NoronNoron member
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    edited December 2011
    We got our supplies from Paper Source - they have some pretty interesting enclosures and shapes. 
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    disneyfan0511disneyfan0511 member
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    edited December 2011
    I used Cards & Pockets for the pocketfolds & envelopes, paperandmore.com for card stock and paper source for envelope liners.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm just starting mine... cards and pockets for pocketfolds and paper and more for everything else. If you want to use kits, I think Target's are way cuter than ones at Michael's.
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    ecampioneecampione member
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    edited December 2011
    I bought a Brides set from Michaels and "doctored them up" myself with ribbon, charms and stamps. They turned out so cute!
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    jillianbookjillianbook member
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    edited December 2011
    I didn't go the DIY route but I was in Target the other day and I was AMAZED at the number of DIY invitations they had. (Hopefully this wasn't just the Target I was in...) And they definitely didn't have anywhere close to this many 4 months ago when I was shopping for invites. And they were really cute, so check them out!
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    Sparkette19Sparkette19 member
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    edited December 2011
    Wow! I'm really glad I asked b/c I've never heard of that paper website! Thanks Ladies!
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    edited December 2011
    We purchased paper at Xpedx on Addison and Kedzie. They have a huge selection of paper.
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    schaiblejenschaiblejen member
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    edited December 2011
    I ordered some from paperandmore.com and then the rest i got at xpedex too, on Addison and Kimball
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    schaiblejenschaiblejen member
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    edited December 2011
    opps i ment Addison and Kedsie
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    edited December 2011
    I am getting my stuff from the paper source.  They have a large selcetion of "white" paper for invitations.
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    chosen175chosen175 member
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    edited December 2011
    I am doing flat panels. Got textured cardstock from cardstockonline.net, patterned cardstock for the matting from Archiver's and I'm using plain ol' white cardstock for the actual invite that I've had laying around.
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    edited December 2011
    I used a plethora of things from various places--discountcardstock.com, paper source, jo-ann fabrics (for the ribbon), and got them printed at alpha graphics. all told, probably spent around 300-400 bucks, but I also am getting my escort cards out of it, so it balances out pretty cheap. And I made way more invites than I needed.
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    edited December 2011
    oh, and PIB
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    e_feldmann_15e_feldmann_15 member
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    edited December 2011
    I got my cardstock from Joanns when it went on sale and then I used one of thier additional coupons that come out in the sunday papers and I saved $250.00 I got 500 sheets of 12x12 paper for really cheap.  Then i ordered my pockets and envelopes from paperandmore. Their prices are great!
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    edited December 2011
    We bought our pocketfolds from cardsandpockets.com.  Paperandmore.com is where we got all of our paper.  We used this soft metallic ivory cardstock paper for almost everything in our wedding (menus, table numbers, signs, etc.), and we actually got a lot of compliments on the PAPER itself.  Highly recommend paperandmore.com for the paper-- it also shipped very fast.
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