Printing Wedding Invitations

So as most of you know I have an etsy site where I have some custom Wedding invitations.

If you don’t know already it’s here.    www.etsy.com/shop/WarmTidings  You can also click on the light to the right of this post.

Anyway a friend at work is getting married and found an invitation that she liked and asked if I could do something like it for her.   I of course said “No Problem”.  We then got into the discussion of printing the invitations.   Initially we were going to have them printed by a third party but then wasn’t sure if we could get the envelopes to look right and she couldn’t have all of the size cards that she wanted.

 

Envelopes.com came to the rescue.   I could get all of the sizes that she wanted for her cards and have envelopes that coordinated perfectly.   All I had to do was make sure that…

  1. I could size the pieces accordingly so that they printed nicely
  2. My printer actually was ok with such heavy cardstock.

#1 wasn’t a problem.  #2 was a different story.  Thank goodness I still had my backup printer for the cardstock.

So I printed everything using one printer for the cards and the other for the envelopes.   Because everything was one color and I used the color of the card to supply the background it didn’t use a whole lot of ink so that was super exciting.

 

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Using an Excel template I printed all of the guest envelopes as well so there was no hand writing involved.  I also did the return address on the flap of the envelope so all the bride had to do was put them together and put stamps on.  She also added a ribbon to the invitation to put them all together.

The best part about this was that the total weight of the invitation was light so she only needed one stamp on the outside envelope.

The other upside for the bride was that it turned out that she needed more than what we initially had thought and because I ordered extras it was no problem to print more for her. A task not so easy if we had used a commercial printer to print everything.

This was a super fun project and I hope to help other brides with their invitation in the future.

Also if anybody needs envelopes printed for anything please reach out.  I charge $0.25 per envelope, FYI way cheaper than Envelopes.com does.  🙂

Thanks for checking out my post!!!

Have a great week everybody!

-Stefanie

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Glitter Digital Wedding Invitations

Just because an invitation is digital doesn’t mean that it has to be bland and boring.   I was so excited when I figured out how to add a touch of glitter to my projects and I want to share some of the invitations I have done.   Check out my Etsy site for what I already have listed.   www.etsy.com/shop/WarmTidings

Tiffany Blue Invitation with Glitter embellishments

(Click on the picture to be taken to the listing on Etsy. )

Tiffany Blue and Glitter

Here is a preview of a new invitation I am working on…

Wedding Invitation Black - Purple Glitter

The colors can be customized for your wedding as well as the font and what the invitation says.

All of my invitations are 100% customizable and if you like an item from one invitation and want it incorporated into another that’s totally fine.

Cost:  Each piece of your invitation package is $5 for the digital copy and I have the ability to have the items printed for you as well.

I know wedding season is upon us and wanted to throw this project I have been working on out there.  🙂

Hope you enjoy the invitations.

-Stef

 

Warm Tidings turns ONE!!!!!

I cannot believe a year has gone by since WarmTidings opened for Business.  It has been an incredible year both for the shop and for me.

The shop has evolved over the last year.  From hand made cards in the beginning to now, loads of invitations for Birthdays, Weddings, and more.

The best part about the shop are the people who ask me to create something for them that they either saw somewhere else or it’s something in their head.   The best part of it is that it’s another product that I can add to my site.   It’s so cool to hear about other people’s ideas and it’s even more awesome when I get the rare glimpse into how my project actually made it to the party!

Thank you for your support of WarmTidings, check back often to see more and more new things.    I have so many ideas I just have to get them created so that I can share with everybody.

Upcoming ideas:  Mickey & Minnie themed birthday, Royal blue wedding invitations.

What would YOU like to see on WarmTidings.

Check out WarmTidings and see if there is anything you like.  Thank you for reading the blog and checking out the shop here is a 15% of code for your next order  1STANNIVERSARY.  Code expires April 30, 2015

Please feel free to share the code with their friends!!

Be sure to also go and Like my Facebook Page WarmTidings by the Crafty Organizer to be up to date on all of the, ideas and new products coming.  Also please feel free to chime in with ideas and things you would like to see.

Thank you again for your support, now let’s get year 2 off to a great start!

-Stef

Quotes section on WarmTidings…

Hi everybody!!!

I know it’s been a long time and I am so sorry.  I am still trying to get my act together since the move and we are STILL trying to settle in.  More on that in another post…

I am excited to share the newest section on the my Etsy site WarmTidings.  It’s Wall Art Quotes.   In one of my various mom groups on Facebook a lady posted that she wanted quotes for her daughter’s room.   I mentioned that I had a site and that I would be happy to create something for her and well this is what we came up with.  (If you click on the picture it will take you to the listing.  )

Let her Sleep Though She be Little Today You are You

The best thing about digital files is that it is so easy to create exactly what somebody wants because everything can be altered.    I’m excited about this part of the shop just because I have always loved quotes and I find them so inspiring.  Plus it’s one of the most clicked on things on the blog.  😀

All quote prints are just $7 for any size or customization.

What are some of your favorite quotes or sayings??

Have a great rest of your day!!!!

Be back soon with all of my moving drama, the 1,000 mile journey continues….

-Stef

Christmas/Holiday cards now on Etsy

I also apologize for not doing the 31 days of Christmas this year but with all of my moving (whole other blog post) it wasn’t in the cards this year.  Maybe I will do something in those months that I am basically home bound once it starts snowing.  And…that’s any day now.    If anybody is following the news you saw that Buffalo NY got FEET of snow, not inches.  Luckily for me, although I live in New York,  I am nowhere near there.  The snow can stay away just a bit longer

So for the real reason I am writing a blog post.

I am a little late in getting the Holiday Cards out there but here they are.  You can click on the Picture below to go directly to my Etsy Site.

New for this year if you don’t want to print the cards and address envelopes.  I am happy to do it for you.  I just need your address list either in Word or Excel and I will get them sent out by Mid-December.

I hope you like the designs.  Feedback is always appreciated!!!!

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Watch for more blog posts about my 1,000 Journey.  Yup, that’s still going on, it’s a never ending battle I’m afraid.  Also now that we are hopefully going to be settled, at least for now, I will get some crafting done.  I’m excited to share what I have up my sleeve.

Thanks for stopping by!!

-Stef

WarmTidings – What I’ve been up to

So not only have I been moving across the country I have continuously been fulfilling orders on my Etsy site WarmTidings (www.etsy.com/shop/WarmTidings).  I can’t believe that I am up to 57 orders already and the shop has been open since March.

Along with fulfilling orders I have come up with some new designs of wedding invitations to add to my listings.  I figure the more I have the more traffic I will get.  So I created some traditional invitations to hopefully suite the needs of the masses.  As always with my invites that colors, font and wording can be customized.

Here they are.  Click on the picture to go to the site.

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Next things on the list to create are some Halloween themed invites for parties, birthdays and weddings.  Which actually I just came up with that idea as I was typing this up.

I also started creating invites for winter weddings.  Crazy to think that winter weddings are just around the corner.  Here is what I came up with.

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I am also creating a super special birthday invite for a friend.  So much to manage but I love it.  Nothing better than being able to put your stamp on somebody’s special event!!

Hope you like the invites, as always I welcome feedback!!

Thanks for visiting!

-Stef

New Wedding shower invitations: Now on Etsy

 

Happy 4th of July to all of my USA readers.   The weather is beautiful and I am creating some wonderful things while my son naps.  It’s an amazing few moments in our household right now.

I am going into full wedding mode and building up the business for those brides looking for inexpensive solutions to all of their paper good needs, Save the Dates, Invitations, Thank-yous and more.

Here are some shower invitations that I created.  All are available on my Etsy Site.  www.Etsy.Com/Shop/WarmTidings

Shower Invitations

 

I wanted to create a couple of different ideas that were fitting for a joint shower or for if it is a special day.

Check out the Wedding section of my Etsy Shop.   Click Here

All items 10% off at the shop until July 15th.  Use code:  SUMMER10

I have a wide array of invitations for many different occasions.  Everything I create can be customized for your specific event.  I pride myself on making sure that your invitations are prefect and special.

I also offer printing services for all invitations.  There is some lead time but if you don’t want to deal with getting your invitations printed.  See something that you like on the site and you want me to get it printed for you?  Send me a conversation and we can work out the details.   If the printing aspect of the business takes off I may also offer addressing and sending out as well in the future.  Need to take one step at a time with the business!

Thanks for visiting today.  Time to create some more fantastic things.  🙂

-Stef

How I bring my designs to life…Etsy life

I wanted to take a quick minute to explain how my invitations for the Etsy site WarmTidings to life.  I’m not always able to get a my laptop the minute I think of something new so I have to “write it down”

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I don’t know if I will ever get away from using paper at some point in my creative process and that’s ok.   I have a number of sketches and if I draw it out then it’s faster for me to create something exciting if I see a “template”.

The biggest hangup I have is when I have a design idea and then once I get to a place where I can write it down I can’t remember what it is.  It’s so frustrating.

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My laptop is always on and I am creating every chance I get.  This will help me keep my site fresh and exciting!

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Now this is dedication, I am creating and fufilling orders while I’m cooking dinner.  If that’s not dedication I don’t know what is.

Latest Etsy site updates:

I created a second set of listings for each of the Wedding invites.  If you want just the digital copy and you are going to get them printed yourself then there is a listing for that.  What’s new is that if you want me to print them for you in sets of 100 then I have a specific listing for that as well.

I am so excited about this venture and I am hoping to really get some momentum!  If you have a minute please go and check out the site WarmTidings and please leave a comment to let me know what you like and don’t like.  What can I do better to be more appealing to customers?

I am creating some more things and will be sharing throughout the weekend and next wee so watch for those. 🙂

Coming up tomorrow a Bistro/Coffee shop Save the Date.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Stef

New Etsy Item – Water Bottle Lables

I am jumping on the bandwagon and creating Water Bottle Covers.  I was busy over the weekend and created 4 different designs to go with invitations I had already listed.  Also, want to give a shout out to my sister for introducing me to them and having me make them for my niece’s birthday party.    Click on the pictures below to go to the Etsy shop listing for each item.   All items are an instant download for just $2

Frozen water bottle - blue

Frozen - Purple - Bottle

Frozen - Melted ice - Bottle

Construction Party Worker Water

Like what you see but would LOVE something a little different?  NO PROBLEM.     I will customize any project for FREE.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

-Stef

Do you want to build a snowman? – Party Activity

I am loving the Etsy business and the creativity of my customers; today was no exception.   Instead of creating an invitation to the party this customer wanted an activity for their Frozen party.  They wanted all of the text removed and at the top have it say…

Do you want to build a snowman?

Then under the text would be where each guest drew their very own Olaf the snowman.

How cool of an idea is that??

Here is what the project looked like.  The file I created was a 5×7 but I could totally see it being an 8.5×11 to give ample drawing room.

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This just adds to the things that I can do with custom orders at my shop WarmTidings.   Check out what I have today!!

I don’t charge extra for customization.  All digital cards are just $5

Coming up tomorrow…

Water Bottle Labels!!!

See you tomorrow.  Happy Memorial Day everybody.

-Stef