- Mrs. Crab Cake
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
Inspired by this post by Miss Glitter, I took on the arduous task of creating my own thank you cards.
This tiny snapshot does not do this map justice. It’s so gorgeous. I really want to incorporate it into our home, as well.
I used the same map from our invitations, but I decided to use the whole map. Isn’t it gorgeous? I scaled it down to roughly 4×6 and printed 2 to a page. I wanted to use this gorgeous felt paper from envelopper.com, but it wouldn’t feed through anyone’s printer (anyone have some ideas for it? I still have a lot of it left!). I was very sad, and ended up using flat ivory cardstock. They still turned out OK.
Then I scored a 1/4 inch border around the edges of each postcard and carefully tore each one out. This is an extremely tedious process. In fact, it’s where the “for now, anyway” part comes in. But, we’ll get to that in a minute.
Once they were separated and had beautiful raggedy edges, I stamped the postcard graphic on the back (I used the graphic from this Martha project) and drew a line down the middle with a felt tip pen. Again, very tedious. Blah.
Okay, so honestly, I really hated to cover that gorgeous “stamp” square thingy with a yucky fruit postcard stamp. Ah, but such is life, right?
So, what about that “for now, anyways” part? This is an extremely tedious project. I thought it would be super easy, quick, and cheap. Well, cheap, it was. It cost me about $40 for the printing and the paper, plus about $15 or so for the stamps. $55 isn’t bad for 200 thank you cards; it comes out to about 28 cents each. So, with postage, that’s 55 cents or so. Sweet!
Anyway, it took me about an hour this evening just to score the cards I needed for my bridal shower thank you cards. I needed 15. Then I spent 30 minutes folding and tearing them out. The easy part was stamping the image and drawing the line. So, I’m not sure if I’m actually going to keep this project around. There may be a whole new design for these post-wedding. We’ll see.
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