Our friends Andy and Katya are getting married next month and because nearly all of Kayta’s bridesmaids and family are coming in from out of town, we decided to have her shower just before the wedding. It seemed important to have the key members of her posse there, right?
Their wedding is on the beach in Del Mar, and even though it won’t technically be summer anymore I decided to make her invites feel a little summery. Especially because it’s the only season Katya likes. She’s a professional triathlete with a major aversion to cold. If I had to ride my bike and swim and run for 8 hours a day I wouldn’t like the cold either.
Back to the invites.
Here they are. After a nearly fatal gocco disaster (as always brought on by user error) I managed to squeeze the printed area into half of my stage to I could use my last 2 bulbs to burn the screen.
(Side note – I can’t keep up with the gocco drama, people. First they quit making machines, but were still making supplies. Then they started making machines again. Then they decided to shut down the entire operation (turning thousands of plastic screen printers into paper weights), and now it appears that supplies are back on the market. Of course none of that matters when the only place to buy supplies is online and you need bulbs this minute. Plan ahead people. And always assume you’ll mess the first screen up.)
I pondered using vintage stamps for these, but here’s another tip. Counting them out and licking them and arranging them, even for just 40 envelopes takes, I don’t know, at least 3 days. Soooo time consuming. And the king and queen stamps are just about the cutest things available right now. Aren’t they?
Which reminds me, I should stock up before they sell out.