Thursday, November 18, 2010

Creating the thank you notes was bitter sweet. For a wedding loving girl it was sad, because I knew it was the end of my wedding planning. Thank God I have Weddingbee to relive every detail of the day! To be honest though, it also felt great because diy projects and wedding planning is time consuming!

Since the wedding is over and projects are complete, I've had much more time for friends and family. Including these lovely girls. Can you guess who they are? ;)But back to the project at hand. By the time the wedding was over, I was pretty burnt out. I had orignally bought 6 navy thank you note sets from HomeGoods for $2 each. They fit our theme perfectly, but were a bit boring. I planned to use these, but a few guests commented that they loved opening the wedding mail they received from the dates and invites. So I felt pressure to come up with something more unique.

Enter the envelopes. I wanted easy and cheap. I printed two wedding photos and used my Paper-Source envelope liner kit to create the liners. Super easy. I had printing paper, I had ink and I had envelopes. This was the big "detail".
Then for the actual card, I embossed "Thank you" on note cards. Again, super easy! I would go into detail on how to actually create the envelope liners or emboss, but both have been covered on the Bee.
I know many people have mentioned they don't think people notice envelope liners, but I've already had two people tell me they were upset they ripped their card open. One told me I should have wrote "Do not rip open" on the outside of the card. People do (sometimes) notice details! :)
Were you happy when you completed your final wedding project? Was it a bit sad?


Nicole-Lynn said...

Your thank you's turned out very nice! Love the envelope liner, and the emobossed Thank you!

Aylee Bits said...

What a unique and great idea! Love it!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Re-reading all of your posts as a Mrs.! :) I need to check you out on Weddingbee because I definitely want to see more recaps!

We're in the process of writing our thank you's now.. waiting on our pro pics to do a little picture insert before we send them off.