Campbell wedding invites, part III
Studio life has been pretty busy lately. First of all, I’ve been engaged in the oh-so-fun [read sarcasm] task of inventory for the past couple of weeks. Although I do enjoy going down paper memory lane (“Hey, I forgot I bought that!”), after the umpteenth piece of paper, I start having stash revenge fantasies.
In addition to inventory, I completed a gift of wedding invitations for my brother-in-law. This is now the third Campbell to have received invitations made by me – since no one has complained yet, I’m assuming that I’ve been doing a good job. There’s only one Campbell left and she’s engaged – thankfully her wedding is over a year away.
I need to time to recuperate.
The invitation wrap was made from paper by the Greenfield Paper Company. The company is located in San Diego and they specialize in plantable seed paper. I used their “Speckled Moss” paper, which contains wildflower seeds.
The paper was really thick and after the invitations were scored and folded, I had to press them to help them stay closed. It’s amazing what a little pressure can do.
Note: A lesson for marriage?
I used Paper Source’s Eco-White paper for the invitation cards, response cards, and mailing envelopes. Thankfully, the card stock went through my laser printer like a dream. I highly recommend it – it has a lovely texture.
The invitations were wrapped in a green lokta paper belly band, which coordinated nicely with the flecks in the outer wrap. I got really lucky with the lokta – I had ordered a bit more than I needed and ended up using all of it. It was a close call!
These were probably the most eco-friendly invitations I have made to date:
- In addition to being plantable, the wrap paper is made of only post-consumer content.
- The Eco-White paper is 100% recycled with 30% post-consumer waste.
- Lokta fiber comes from the Daphne plant, a renewable resource (it reaches maturity in 4-5 years). The harvesting process is actually beneficial to the crop because old growth results in decay, preventing new growth.
I was so glad to get those finished invitations into the mail. I was even happier when I found out that the bride was happy. Happiness all around!
Now I just have to get the guest book done…