But just because I love my invitations doesn't mean I don't want to leave my own mark on them! I've been on the hunt, searching high, low, and in between, for the right paper to add just a little bit more to our lovely invites. And I think I've finally found it!
Envelopper, Inc. sells a patterned text-weight paper that *sort of* matches the invitations, which I think will make a great envelope liner. I'm going to pick up a few packs of the taupe/opal Florence paper for that task (it's the swatch on top, and hopefully the color will be more visible when I photograph the finished product). I first started lining envelopes in elementary schoolI would use wrapping paper in my friends' birthday cards that matched the paper I wrapped their gifts in, so cute ;)so I know that this isn't going to be too difficult of a task, even times 110. (Which I will, of course, document when the time comes.)
I would also like to use patterned paper to create belly bands for the invites, to which I will add a seal that will act as a substitute for inner envelopes (i.e., where I can add individual guest names). I think I will need heavier paper (card stock) for this, and I want the pattern in black, less subtle than the taupe and opal combination. For that, I'll be picking up some custom patterned paper from Cards and Pockets, probably in black ink on champagne metallic card stock.
Is it wrong to be this excited about envelope liners? 'Cuz if it is, I don't want to be right. ;)