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.

Speckled moss paper from the Greenfield Paper Company

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.

Wedding invitations in the press

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?

Wedding invitation - interior

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.

Wedding invitations in a row

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.

Wedding invitations wrapped up and ready to go

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…

4 Responses to “Campbell wedding invites, part III”

By Monica - 26 March 2010 Reply

Very nice! The Campbells are a lucky clan 🙂

By Elissa - 26 March 2010 Reply

Monica –

Thanks! I’ve already told my husband that if any of his siblings have second marriages, the next gift is moolah. 🙂


By Martha - 26 March 2010 Reply

Yay! I’m here because I clicked on your blog field on your page on our site! It works!

By Elissa - 26 March 2010 Reply

Martha –

So this is the first time you’ve visited my blog? Glad to hear that my link works. 🙂


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