When I popped to my local Tesco at last weekend I spotted some brown/kraft style envelopes for a teeny 85p (for 25) and I snapped a few packs up as I knew they’d go perfectly with our invitations.
But obviously I don’t want ugly plain brown envelopes as part of our wedding stationery, so I decided this weekend that I’d have a go at printing our guests’ addresses onto them. I downloaded a few different fonts onto my computer, which in itself took a good half an hour to work out as the instructions the help section gave me still wouldn’t work. 7 different fonts later and I finally found a font that suited our theme and that I liked ALL the letters of.
I’m after something a bit similar to this…
I then attempted to use the Microsoft Word envelope printing tool which turned out to be another pain in the bum! There was a size restriction of how big you could make the area of text on the envelope, so my dreams of creating a big, pretty, swirly piece of text was blown out of the water. It took me a good two hours to realise this though, and in the end I just scrapped the envelope printing tool and created my own document; much simpler and I can print whatever I like onto my envelopes now! Yay!
I then went on the hunt for stamps – pretty stamps. But unless you want to pay £10 for 10 stamps from Royal Mail, they’re non-existent in this country now! Bring back the arty old stamps with pictures of animals on, I say!
So while I’m having to sacrifice the overall stationery look with plain stamps, the invitations we’ll be hand delivering to immediate family, will have pretty stamps on them. They won’t be stamps that’d actually be accepted in the postal system, but they finish the look of them off nicely.
Here’s just a few of my favourite stamps….
And a screen-grab of my envelope designing progress…
The font is called KG Eyes Wide Open and I downloaded it from dafont.com.