Mail Call!

June 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

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Hi Hive! I checked the mailbox today and you’ve got mail! Wanna see?

Ohhh… pretty craft paper envelope!

After carefully opening, what is this I spy? (PS I wonder how many guests rip into envelopes from the top with a letter opener and miss the fun liners)

Ohh… The belly band has a BUCKLE!

Oh look, more info on the back.  Gotta loosen this belly band cause its snug as a bug.

Ohh… the belly band was hiding some good info.

Together with their families, Miss Pretzel and Mr Pretzel request the honor of your presence at the Nuptial Mass Uniting them in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony Saturday the __ of July, two thousand ten at one o’clock in the afternoon.

Catholic Church

1234 Lovers Lane

Buzzville, Washington

Directions, RSVP, Party… those are words I understand!

Flip the Directions card and RSVP card over to reveal a custom map and… what is this? A beer coaster? Let me look at that RSVP card again.

The thick cardboard coaster contains eco-friendly RSVP options: online and via voicemail.  “After you RSVP put a drink on me” (how I wish I had thought of that when we were designing these bad boys).

Well there you have it. The Pretzel invitation suite.

  • All card-stock was cut in bulk at Kinko’s and corners rounded with a corner punch.
  • Blank thick cardboard coasters purchased at foryourparty.com
  • Invite, RSVP coaster, and Reception card were Gocco-ed.
  • Directions and map were printed at Kinko’s
  • The envelope and belly bands were printed on my laser printer.
  • The envelope liner and buckle were cut with our Silhouette Machine.
  • We used a wide assortment of scrapbook papers for liners and corresponding belly bands
  • We used used left over colored card-stock, a 3/4 inch circle punch and Xyron sticker maker to create the stickers that hold the belly band together.

Assorted liners

Can’t get enough of those buckles!

love, love, love the gocco!

easy peasy recycled stickers

Coveted hand cancel!  Actually the coaster made the invite rigid enough that the post office insisted on hand canceling them- Yay!

The RSVPs are rolling in-mostly via our website. I think most everyone figured out the whole RSVP drink coaster deal, although a couple guests have refused to use it as a coaster telling us it is too pretty to put a drink on.  Its amazing how much more relaxed Mr P and I are now that the invites have flown the nest.  Checking this off of the list really got us over the hump of “we have too much stuff to do and not enough time”.  Now we have a sense that all we have left is manageable.  Funny how that works.

Did you feel a sense of relief when you put your invites in the mail?

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