I am going to be making my own invites and i am currently looking for any advise on card/paper. Was looking at ordering Centura card but have read some reviews that it doesn't print well. Can anyone recommend some good card/paper for invites? Looking to keep it as cheap as possible.
I bought pre-cut 5” x 7” cards with envelopes from Cardznscrapz.com for €8 a packet for 50, it has a lovely pearlescent finish. Printed on a big printer (one that needs toner not cartridges) and I would say it worked out as cheap as some people I know who are cutting the card themselves and making their own envelopes.
Something like this but bigger
although i did find their website. you should give that a try cos they have offers where you can buy an A4 sized box of card for £5 and that would more than cover you invite wise believe me! check out those few ideas anyway or diywedding.ie they're good enough too and have a section for recession busting invites from €1 upwards i think! good luck with them!
Depending on where you're based, if it so happens to be Cork where I'm based myself, then the likes of Cork Art Supplies is good or Vibes & Scribes on Bridge St has an insane amount of craft stuff! the cost of packets of those pre scored cards is great and believe me, coming from a crafter and cardmaking person, they make life a lot easier! I'm going for a box style invite myself which i sourced from the handcrafted card company in the UK. If you fancy just getting plain pearlescent card at good prices to cut and score yourself then i would recomment the paper mill shop. I used to stock up when on trips to see relatives in Belfast but alas they closed the shop
I was going to go down the route of buying card and scoring it myself until I found a shop on ebay called DIY wedding stationary. A pack of 50 envelopes and 50 square invites 150 mm x 150 mm hammer square cards were €12.50. For the sake of trying to find envelopes to match the card and the time spent scoring the cards I thought it was great value as I need 130 invites. I am having the cards sent to a friend in the UK as it would be sent by courier to Ireland and cost €30 because of the weight (150 invites). I should have the cards at the weekend if you want some feeback. I also bought ribbon on ebay and plan on getting adhesive diamantes too. It really is alot cheaper then paying a printer for invites!
+1 for CardznScrapz, also check out Simplyelegance.ie - have bought a few bits from them and their service is great.