Friday, September 12, 2008

{invites} save the dates:almost finished!

so, initially i told my fh(future hubby) that i was not going to post a picture of the std's until after they were sent out. but, i can't help it. besides...i think i need some help...

i spent most of last night hand stamping and circling the date on the cards..i got about half way thru (i hope to finish the rest by this weekend). we don't quite have our guest list totally finalized, which is probably a good thing, because i really don't know how i'm going to label these babies and can use the extra time to figure that out...i really wanted to do the wrap-around labels showcased on martha's wedding website, but i really don't want to purchase a sticker machine. so i bought these soft white oval labels at paper source. i think these will look great with the gray font used on the std's for the guests address. here's my problem...i don't want to lick (for lack of a better word) the envelopes shut, because i don't want them to be ripped open. i really want my guest to be able to appreciate the lining that i worked so hard on:


here is a close up of the card:


so...any good ideas out there on how i can close up the back of the envelope to keep the lining from getting ripped?

12 comments:

Yo BB! said...

Well....If you have to end up licking them shut I know someone who would love to help out. His name is Elvis...you know that pug you have that licks anything and everything 24 hours a day. Put that Pug to work!

miranda said...

i suggest wax. like the olden days. you could make a vreative seal. they make things like that and sell them at stationary stores

dj.tigersprout said...

hey there amy! well i can't help you with any advice on wedding prep -- haven't the slightest idea! however i can certainly congratulate you for choosing such a wonderful design indeed! just faaabulous! ;) how are you and ryan doing? just heard from jillian -- she is well!

best of luck w/ everything! let me know if you guys want to go out dancing again! :D

cheers, jaycee

Erica said...

Hmmm...I know you can buy all kinds of seals (stickers, faux wax) that you could put on there. Or you could make your own, of course.

If you do end up trying to seal all those envelopes, try using an ice cube. Just wrap it in a towel or something and then rub it on the seal (will melt a little from the natural warmth of your hand). That's what I do with anything I have to seal in mass like that.

Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

Erica

Broke-ass Bride said...

Zots? That might work.

Those STDs are dreamsicle!

Karen said...

Cute stickers or wax? The std's are fabulous, btw, I'd have never known you made them yourself if I hadn't read the blog!!

lovelymorning said...

cute blog! and super cute s-t-ds. i lined our wedding envelopes myself and found (i did not think of this before) that everyone slits the top open and doesn't ever try to open the flap. DUH. all that work and no one ever sees the flap open!

but guess what? it's totally worth it anyway... and at least you have the pics. this whole perfection thing is just for the bride, i'm convinced. but i wouldn't have it any other way!

Heather from the bar said...

so pretty! it is nice to see someone with the same colors as me! this is my first time to you r blog but i will go through all of your posts now, I am interested to see how you have done things! For the seal, I would recommend little stickers maybe :)

The Pissed Off Bride said...

Wax seams like a great idea.That will stop most people from ripping it open. I think the only ones you would have to be concerned with are the "men".

Amanda said...

Those a gorgeous... and I just realized we have the same wedding date!

Miss. Meme said...

sticker/label with a matching design

mrsdavis said...

amy, i love these! Ours is staying on the fridge WITH the envelope because they are so freaking cute :)