- Last updated on July 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm
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Okay, this story is unbelievable. I started off thinking I had sooooooo much time to do my invitations and get them out.....WRONG!! All of a sudden, it was beyond time to have the invitations sent out! AND I had NOTHING!! We are doing DVD invitations and our DVD wasn't burning right, the printer was drinking the ink for the labels, I didn't even have anything as far as paper is concerned (to put the dvd's in, the insert cards, RSVPs, envelopes, NOTHING!). So I put in an order at cardsandpockets.com and got them by the 2nd day (I super expediated the shipping!) and FI ordered a super DVD burner from EBay. Then we got to work....OMG. I didn't realize how much work I would be doing and what I would be getting myself into. So I contacted Sarah (GoingtobeGoff, www.signaturebysarah.blogspot.com) and had her put together a design for my insert cards. Not only is she friggin amazing, she's extremely talented and TOTALLY awesome. So after a whole afternoon of chatting and going back and forth, Sarah put together this AMAZINGLY gorgeous design. She got my vision before I even understood what it was.
THEN it came time to print. ***BIGGEST LONGEST SIGH EVER*** What a headache. I went back and forth to Office Depot cutting cards (I only ordered one set of insert cards so I had to go create more (the guest information/map inserts), buying ink, and buying sticky pads (to seal). After countless ink cartridges, glue sticks, sticky pads, cardstock, scissors, a cheap busted paper cutter, several messed up envelopes, 4 days of starting around noon and working til 3am, and a NEW PRINTER, VOILA!! Here are my DIY invitations. Enjoy yourselves.
FI burning DVD copies after a 10 hour work day.
SEVERAL ink cartridges....these things are EXPENSIVE!!
New printer that printed the DVD labels FLAWLESSLY!! (AND it's a Kodak...less expensive ink...SCORE!)
My friend helping out. We had an invitation party.
COUNTLESS hours of work....Look at the chaos...
After all that, here are the insert cards and the final look.
The assembly line...Almost ready to mail out!
***We got our first RSVP back not too long after mailing out the invitations!!