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How To Assemble Your Invitations:

Once all your pieces are cut, the easiest way to assemble your invitations is to use a commercial tape gun (like THIS one).  It will make the job go much quicker, and be more enjoyable!  Otherwise, a good quality glue stick can get the job done.  Fabric belly bands work well with glue dots.  Otherwise, the commercial tape gun suggest above will do the trick.  We also suggest a bone folder if you'll be adding a paper belly band or an envelope liner.  All these items can be purchased online or at your local paper craft store.

Tools Needed

  • Double Sided Tape & Dispenser

  • Bone Folder

  • Grommet/Eyelet crimper

  • All Invitation pieces

Step 1:  Assemble One Full Invite Suite

Put together one invitation as an example of how you want all the rest to look.  This is especially helpful if you're going to have friends help you assemble the suites.  It's also important so you can take one to the Post Office and weigh it for proper postage.  You can check out more mailing instructions HERE.

Step 2:  Glue All Pieces

Glue all pieces to appropriate backings.  That can be invitation pieces, envelope liners, etc.  Set aside.

Step 3:  Add Belly Band

Add your belly band - making sure to fold tight paper creases or pull the fabric/twine taut.  Keep in mind that the goal of the belly band addition is to be as flat as possible, to avoid too much additional postage.  If you're using a ribbon belly band, tie a bow loosely enough so it can be very flat once put into its outer envelope.

Step 4:  Add Postage

You'll want to add appropriate postage to the response card envelopes and main invitation envelopes.

Step 5:  Assemble Pieces

Add your information card, response card & envelope to the suite.  How you lay the pieces on top of the response card envelope is an artistic choice.  Wait until your outer envelopes are addressed before you stuff the suite inside though!

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