Vintage Post Office-inspired wedding invitations #Invitations#diy invitations#invitations#travel theme August 30 2011 | Guest post by Jessica Charlton You have got to see Jessica's vintage Post Office-inspired wedding invites. Being a super crafty chick, she made these babies herself. They'll blow you away. We've been designing all the paper goods ourselves, and printing them ourselves at our local Kinko's. That's how me made our telegram Save the Dates. Then it came time to do our envelopes, and we really loved the look of this 1940 Canadian Airmail envelope: Related Post An elegant Star Wars invitation suite, for a more civilized age When we first thought about having a Star Wars-themed wedding, I knew I had to design all the stationery myself. Of course, we chose a... Read more But when we handed our envelopes to the Kinko's employee, she shook her head and said they will not print on envelopes because the back flaps might ruin the machines. Fair enough. TO THE SHITTY, ANCIENT INK JET PRINTER! Basically, after a lot of frustration and attempts we came to the conclusion that our ink jet printer would not do the pretty border at full bleed, so we resigned ourselves to just printing the addresses on them and then I would hand-stamp the borders. But I'm really glad it worked out this way, because I think the effect looks better than what a printer would have mimicked, and I can't wait to share these with our loved ones! (Through the whole night I kept remembering that part in The Little Mermaid where Sebastian gets all huffy and says, "If you want some-ting done right youuu got ta do it yarrself!" SO TRUE.) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Jessica Charlton By day Jessica researches music to help US television stations pay their music bills. By night she's a craft artist and musician. Her nerdery also extends to comedy and podcasts and had the honor of teaching crafts two years in a row at maximumfun.org's MaxFunCon. Her partner, Frank, tests software for a wireless hi-fi system, and is a freelance music producer and engineer. They own a beautiful cat named Mini who doesn't know she's not invited to the wedding. DRA-MA. http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/ieatglitter PREVIOUS Kirsten & Dustin's 1950s nostalgic rockabilly wedding NEXT Completely custom, eco-friendly, and one-of-a-kind wedding gowns from Tara Lynn Bridal Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] My fiance and I were going to do telegram save the dates…then we fell in love with library card save the dates. Too bad I can't have two weddings so I can use both! 🙂 Reply Smiling at the Sebastian quote (which my brain played out exactly as you had intended). Smiling even bigger at what you created – those are absolutely lovely, charming and original!! Reply So creative and unique. Time well spent! They look fantastic! I'm a graphic designer and did my own too. Much more satisfying 😉 Reply Such a cool idea, makes me wish i was getting married again! Reply Beautiful! I love this idea. And what font did you use to address the envelopes? (or is that calligraphy?) I would love if you could share that information! Reply That is definitely a font, my caligraphy looks pretty bad! The font is called American Scribe, I just love how it looked on our kraft paper envelopes. Reply I'm so glad other people have an imaginary Sebastian in their heads <3 Reply These are awesome!! I would have never thought of this – very impressive! 🙂 Reply Fabulous! I'm making vintage postcard style invitations, planning to buy some cream coloured card stock and print them double-sided, four to a page, with a laser printer at work, then use watercolours to for bits of colour 🙂 Reply Sounds gorgeous! If you're a Tribe member be sure to show me when you're done! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.