|Envelope Sizes - Credit to Data Guide|
I originally ordered some Onyx (black) star dream C6 envelopes from one of my favourite eBay craft suppliers called Mr Craft Australia. I've got a lot of star dream paper from him and it's great as he posts everything pretty fast and I get it within a week or two and the paper is great quality.
|The mutilated invite (my photo)|
|Potential greeting card template as it fits well|
I happened to have a greeting card envelope on the lounge room table so pulled that apart and thought right... I can make a template out of this as it will fit the invite in it, went to scan it and realised that it wouldn't fit onto an A4 size sheet of paper. Potential template photo shown as above. So I then thought that I could trace around the greeting card envelope template and put it on a piece of card and use that as my template and trace it onto A3 Star dream paper. Problem is... as I worked out yesterday and last night... this was going to be a very expensive task. As it would cost round about $75 for 40 sheets of paper including postage and that wasn't even enough to make 50 or 60 envelopes....
|Kaskad Raven Black Envelope - Amazing Paper|
There were so many internet web sites that were selling E18 size envelopes but the majority of them were only sold in gold, white and silver metallic and the other ones were black matte envelopes as shown in the photo above which I wasn't to sure about. I really wanted a black metallic envelope to match the invite paper but hey beggars can't be choosy can they...
|KK Galvanised Envelope - Amazing Paper|
I put in an order at Amazing paper in enmore road, Newtown, and the lady just called me back regarding them. I asked whether she had any other colours in that size and she said that the silver would be the closest to the black, as shown in the photo on the left. So I asked whether I could have a sample of the black matte envelope and the silver metallic envelope. She said yes and that she would post them today, so I'm looking forward to getting them in the mail this week hopefully and can then decide whether the matte will go ok with the shiny invite or whether I can team a silver shiny envelope up with it instead. It's so much better than ordering 50 envelopes and finding out that they don't look any good with your invite... So happy with Amazing Papers service so far...