Facts of the day, do you know that we made our own invitation cards? Eh..or should it be, we made the cards ourselves? Haa..the later la, ayat first tu mcm over kan? :P
And we made it from scratch okkkkk!!! Not as in designing only (BIG NAHHH hands to you haha).
It was a spontaneous idea came from both of us. We've surveyed some shops and couldn't find THE card so we said, 'Jom lah buat sendiri'.
Since we have no other critical preparation to bother with such as hantaran, bunga telur, pelamin, etc etc so we see it as a possible adventure ;)
We planned the design, bought papers, ribbons, envelope (at 1st I planned to do the envelope by myself, gila ok, mcm lah sempat kalau banyak2), map, etc etc all together. It was an interesting experience and tiresome! This is our very first cards project so we have no idea on how much we need the paper, the ribbon bla bla. And tiba2 the envelope tak cukup as only one place sells that kind of paper (that explain why some of you got baby blue, dark blue or pink envelope haha).
We use Canon Selphy to print all the pictures. I bought the printer about 3 years ago and once I had intention to sell it on ebay as I don't see the potential of continuing using this printer but hah, berguna jugak akhirnya :P
Then we have to do the template to print the wording at the back of the photo. The laser printer can't print postcard size as the paper wont go out after printing, so we have to paste it on an A4 paper, cheating the printer.
Done for the cover. Then we do the map. Ohhh kawan-kawan, cantik kan map tu? I use Microsoft Word only okkk (cepat tabik spring). But most of the friends said the map is useless hahaha. Sorryyyyyyy, I thot it is good enough. Takpe..janji dah jumpa the jalan kan :P
The map printed on A4 tracing paper, then I have to cut it into the card's size. Then paste it onto the card, then punch holes, then...
I wanted one color only but can't be helped la, no stock ;(
This is the final outcome. It is exactly with my last entry on 10/10.
We like the card very much but making about 300 of them is really a HUGE responsibility. I mean, masa buat 20 keping tu mmg la excited but half of the way, dah sakit pinggang and all, almost give-up ok.
And it is no fun anymore hehe.
So what do you think? Is it andes-being-rajin or andes-being-stupid? :P
Btw, we also do the reception card, exactly the same idea only with different picture for the front and different wording at the back.
The card yet to be revealed. I'll post it up on 1/11 ;)