Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Love Paper

I have known that I've wanted to make my own invites and paper products for the wedding since I came across my first wedding blog.  The blogger made her own invites and programs, and essentially everything paper, and I knew that being the bargain hunter that I am, that's what I was going to do.  Cost saving and crafty is right up my alley.  

So, I began looking for paper, and fell in love with letterpress. OMG, letterpress is gorgeous!

But the price-tag!!! Oh, the price-tag.... Since I haven't mentioned this yet, FI and I are paying for the wedding ourselves. This means that while we are comfortable splurging for some things that will make a big impact on the wedding day, there are some things that will need to be sacrificed in order to keep costs reasonable.  Unfortunately, letterpress invitations are one of those sacrifices.  I did not come to this conclusion lightly, however, as I did attempt to create my own letterpress and fail miserably.  I might tell/show you that one at some point. But it's really eh...

Back to letterpress and it not happening... Since that was now out of the question, I decided to do some research on paper that I could use to create my own invitation suite.  I searched the usual paper sites and found some beautiful papers, but I wanted something different. I didn't want a plain colored paper with some sort of pattern inked on. I wanted something with a pattern already so that it would stand out.  Then, I came upon scrapbook paper, and thought that it was interesting and could be potential wedding invite paper.

Then I saw it. The paper. The beautiful orange paper with a pattern that is perfect for our wedding.  Gorgeous 12"x12" sheets of orange leaf print paper that match our theme perfectly. 

And I ordered it. A lot of it. Too much of it, actually. Because I counted wrong. But that's alright, because it's beautiful and I can definitely find something else to make out of the extra sheets.

Any ideas on what else I can use the paper for? Wedding or Non-wedding related?

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