Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Envelopes

Not sure if you remember, but my first Etsy purchase was a stamp that matched the font that we had chosen to use for our invitations and monogram. While our invitations have arrived, they need assembling and I will post about those once some have been mailed out - we are sending some of them super early for our international guests.

But back to the stamp. I decided I was going to use it to adorn our envelopes. I still haven't decided what I am doing to address them, but likely just use labels. So to make them prettier, I've been spending my spare time doing this...

We found some turquoise ink at Michael's and a stamp on clearance, which we proceeded to rip off the wooden block and super-glue our own onto it! There are a ridiculous amount of envelopes to stamp, but what the heck. They'll look cute.


This is what they look like. I am stamping the upper left hand corner of the envelope on some, and the center of the flap on others. Keep in mind that we will have the wedding on September 25th and a reception that following Wednesday evening (29th) for our parents friends and colleagues, so we have two different invitations. 

Funny note: Half way through stamping I realized that I am stamping the invitation envelopes for the 29th with a stamp that says 25.09.2010! Oh well! What to do...

Did you purchase any stamps? What are you using them for?

33 fabulous blogger's comments:

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I love the stamp, so fun!

We didn't use stamps, but I did use stickers with your names and the outline of a bride and groom to seal each envelope with. It was fun! :)

Erica said...

Buying a stamp on clearance just for the wooden block...what a great idea! I've been looking at stamps lately and the ones I like are never pre-mounted. Thanks for the tip!

Bicoastal Bride said...

We’re using a grapevine stamp on most of our stationary, but to make things easier, we stamped one sheet and then scanned the design into the computer. This way, we can just print it out directly onto all of our paper items without having to spend the time stamping each individual sheet. It looks exactly the same, too, so no one will even know!

SG said...

Very pretty! I like that a lot. We didn't end up using a stamp but I love the effect.

Patience said...

What a great idea. I love the color and the stamp.

NuFlaiir - Planning a Destination Wedding said...

That is adorable. Great idea. Love the color.

~lilian~

PartyPlannerGal said...

What a great little touch! Love that turquoise ink. And buying a cheapie stamp for the wood back is pure genious, too :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the stamped monograms! We used stamps for a design on the invite on the back - just a simple floral touch!

redwhitebride said...

we purchased address stamps but we're not that good at using them. there's always an error at every attempt :(

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

I luuurrve it and i'm sure you can guess why. I was thinking of getting a stamp for our invite printed pages but I haven't found one I like yet. I'll keep looking.

buhdoop said...

Oh, that stamp looks really nice! We didn't purchase anything, but I was thinking about it way back when you showed us your stamp.

Bee @ BP Wedding said...

That is so cute!! :)

Salt said...

So pretty! I wish I had thought to have a stamp made. :)

AmericanTribal said...

We didn't use stamps... but I wish we had.

Your stamps are cute!

Thank you for visiting me on my SITS Day :)

Spare Thoughts said...

Doh! such a pretty stamp a shame not to use it even if it doesn't have the right date for all the envelopes.

Ams said...

Those look GORGEOUS. I think that's a wonderful idea... add it to the list of things I will do when I get married :)

PS
Thanks for all the constant love! Seriously... don't know what I would do without my blogging loves!

My Dream Ring said...

I'm obsessed with stamping now..I love the one you got. I purchased 4total and used them for embossing and our return address.

Luna said...

very nice.

BeerBudgetBride said...

We're having a monogram theme too & ya know cuz of you Mr. B's been toying with the idea of getting a stamp. LOL

Amy said...

I really like this idea!

Niki said...

very adorable, i really like it!

Kita said...

Those are beautiful! What a great idea! Stopping by from SITS.

Morgan said...

The stamp looks great! Such an easy way to spice up the envelopes!

sonya aka sony said...

Oooh, pretty!

(soon to be) Mrs. G said...

I LOVE that idea and that stamp! Your letters look good together, then it's definitely meant to be!!

Karen said...

Those look so pretty! What a nice touch.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

JanMary said...

Happy SITS sharefest!

The envelopes look great. I have not used my stamps in years, but when I found them again last weekend I could not bear to give them away - maybe I will let my kids use them!

Maureen said...

Wow so pretty! :D
Wish Etsy was already around when I was still living in the US lol.
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest from Indonesia!

Lauren @ten23designs said...

Those look great... We didn't use a stamp but we will be purchasing a family monogram one soon.

Mrs T said...

That looks fab! Love everything about it.

Loved those shoes you blogged about too. SO want some.

Amy said...

i love the stamp. it's beautiful. we just used the standard address labels - with fancy pink writing.

elledee said...

that's so cute!

Gaynor said...

I love stamps! Even though it's lots of work I think if really makes each invite unique.

Your stamp is gorgeous. It's lovely you will have that one to keep too.

We used one on the main part of our day and evening invites. I got a stamp positioner to help make sure I was stamping in the right place each time.