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Custom Printing envelopes can get expensive!  Especially if you want them 4-color or with a design that bleeds off the edge.  In order to make that happen, the print vendor usually has to custom make the entire envelope, or “convert” them.  That basically means that your art would be printed on one giant sheet of paper, custom die cut, folded, and glued into a finished envelope.  The question becomes, how do you get a stylish envelope without paying a hefty price?  Some of my favorite alternatives are listed below!

1. Create A Custom Stamp

You can have your address, monogram or any other matching artwork produced onto a custom stamp… What is great about this, is that you can buy different colored inks and you can reuse the stamp over and over again even after the wedding!

2. Create Your Own Custom Labels

A cute trend going on right now, is DIY wrap around labels.  For an example of one, see below.

Matching black envelopes with wrap around address label.

Matching black envelopes with wrap around address label.

Now how about addressing the envelopes?  You could either type each address on the aformentioned custom labels or you could hand write them.  Is your handwriting not the best?  A great resource (and at a great price) is Penned and Pretty.

prettyperfectsample2

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Natalie & Jon Save The Dates

Natalie & Jon Save The Dates

Here is the next piece for Natalie & Jon’s wedding.  A save the date magnet.  I’ll post a photo of the real thing once I get a sample.

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Pocket fold invitation with ribbon wrap and hang tag.

Pocket fold invitation with ribbon wrap and hang tag.

RSVP card.

RSVP card.

Matching black envelopes with wrap around address label.

Matching black envelopes with wrap around address label.

Kristen & Jeff had a very clear vision for what they wanted their wedding to be like, beautiful and unique with a hint of rock and roll!  Kristen came to me with the idea of somehow using an oak tree and love birds in her collateral materials…in order to mix that feeling of nature with the edgy feel of rock they wanted, we used a striking black pocket folder and envelope with red and black bold artwork printed on bright white paper.  The end result was a beautiful, yet fun piece that showed these two lovebirds true personalities.

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