- A7 size (5 1/4″x 7 1/4″) chocolate envelopes
- 8 1/2 x 11 luxe cream 210g text paper (or other heavy paper)
- Yellow thread
- Digital camera and computer
- Rotary Paper Trimmer -12” (30cm)
First I designed the return address text in Illustrator using the Copperplate font. I ordered a plate from Owosso Graphics and my friend John Devylder letterpressed them when he printed our invitations. Of course you can print them yourself too.
Cut the return addresses into rectangles. Invest in a rotary paper trimmer; it will save you loads of time. Sew the rectangle onto the back envelope flap. Backstitch a few stitches to secure or tie the ends together and cut.
Now for the custom photo stamps. I put the cut-out fabric flower that I used on the invitations onto the cream luxe paper and snapped a photo. Then I uploaded it to PhotoStamps.com and they did the rest.
One great thing about PhotoStamps.com is that you can create one stamp to cover any extra postage. Be sure to weigh your invitations at the post office before you place your order so you know which denomination to buy. PhotoStamps.com is also fun for save the date announcements and thank you notes.
Like this theme? Then try our sewn poppy fabric invitations, table numbers, guest towels, ring bearer pillow, place cards, sewn zigzagged programs, menu, reserved signs, whimsical flower garland “altar” and bridesmaid’s handbags.
Don’t feel like making them yourself? Contact me and I’ll help.
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