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ermm - can any of you crafy people help me? Christening invites..........

(31 Posts)
FAQ Wed 16-Jul-08 18:40:36

I've finally got DS3's Christening booked for the end of November and want to get some really nice, preferablly hand made invites for the occasion (will probably be my biggest expense as I'm planning a faith (otherwise known and "bring and share" buffet in the church hall afterwards grin).

Do any of you clever people make such things.......and if so what sort of price would I be looking at per invite???

TIA

justRia Wed 16-Jul-08 19:17:54

wish i'd thought of asking on here. i bought plain white with a silver fount on the front from a cheap stationers.
Damn good idea for the buffet - wish I'd thought of that too.
Have a lovely daysmile

FAQ Wed 16-Jul-08 19:23:07

well I'd thought of a buffet in the hall (provided by me and close friend who'd offered to help) as

a) I won't be able to afford a meal out anywhere for the people that will be travelling for it.

b) I didn't want to do a buffet at home as H and his family will be invited and it would feel awkward having him here in the house now we're separated.

It was my vicar this afternoon that suggested the faith lunch and I love the idea especially as the church "family" which he'll be welcomed into that day have been more like family to me than my own have recently.

Califrau Wed 16-Jul-08 19:27:08

Faith lunch is a FAB idea for after!

Whizzz Wed 16-Jul-08 19:28:34

There are a few cardmaking people on here - sure someone will be along in a mo :-)

FAQ Wed 16-Jul-08 19:55:27

thanks Whizzz

Cali - it hadn't occurred to me to do that before she mentioned it - but I love the idea too grin

Califrau Wed 16-Jul-08 21:09:15

So many events over here are Pot Luck (faith tea) (or Bring a Plate in Australia grin - you can spot newbies to the country by the ones who bring empty plates!). DS's school events are pot luck and they ask you to bring by year so 2 grades bring starters/sides, 2 bring mains and 2 bring puds.
I think it's a v underused lovely thing in the UK.

FAQ Wed 16-Jul-08 21:13:01

lol @ bringing an empty plate grin

champs Wed 16-Jul-08 21:20:09

ooo!! faith buffet's a fabby idea

lol@empty plate.

I have some samples on my blog and you can look at the slide show for more. (please dont worry if they're not to your type)

Dingle does some lovely cards as do a few Mnetters, kiddies are haranging me so cant list all of them but I'm sure they'll be over soon with links and stuff.

FAQ Wed 16-Jul-08 21:28:44

<<<<<<<can't see where the slide show is blush>>>>>>

FAQ Wed 16-Jul-08 21:30:20

ignore last message - I've found it grin

FAQ Thu 17-Jul-08 11:08:08

champs - your stuff is gorgeous I'm very envy of anyone that can do that sort of stuff.

champs Fri 18-Jul-08 13:45:14

aww thanks!!

FAQ Fri 18-Jul-08 15:15:15

your welcome - I'd love to be "crafty" but it's just not in me at all lol

champs Fri 18-Jul-08 17:00:54

you'd be surprised to know what you can do... you should give it a try.

FAQ Fri 18-Jul-08 17:04:43

no - really I'm dreadful, I've tried my hand at various art and crafty things and gave up - resigning myself to the fact that I'll just have to be one of the people that buy stuff from crafty people grin

FAQ Sun 20-Jul-08 19:45:19

bump - anyone else want to wow me with their stuff grin

Whizzz Sun 20-Jul-08 19:50:30

Not sure where Dingle is at the mo - but she is very good too smile

FAQ Sun 20-Jul-08 22:01:37

<<<<<<<<shouts for Dingle>>>>>>>

Dingle Mon 21-Jul-08 19:40:18

Cooeee....not been around much sorry. Had my last day at work today and we have had an awful sicky bug in the Dingle house. LOL.well everyone but me, because mums are just not allowed to be poorly- we just soldier on. hmm

Not made many christening cards/ invites recently but funny enough I have a Christening card on my to do list.

You can see some of my cards here but if they are not your style, just give me an idea of what you have in mind and I am more than happy to come up with a few sample designs.

FAQ Mon 21-Jul-08 21:37:17

<<<<<realises that picking between MN'ers is going to be hard, especially as she hasn't really got a "style" in mind>>>>>>>>>

elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 21:58:39

is there a craft place nearby you.

get some plain card (baby blue or baby pink).

print out your wording on some nice paper (irridescent baby blue or baby pink)

stick the paper with wording on the card (cut it slightly smaller so you get a border of the card)

at the top but a wee bow (baby pink or baby blue) you can pick these up dead cheap in craft shops.

could use anything else instead of bows that you like from craft shopr. prams/dummies/religious things. they will probably be a bit more expensive.

you can stick them in envolope, or if it's cheaper, write address on back of the card side and get them laminated and post.

FAQ Mon 21-Jul-08 22:03:50

no no no no noooooo!!!

This is going to be my biggest expense of the day - and I want to get some really nice ones made for me (my 4yr old could probably make a better effort at a home made invite than I could blush).......also a little bit of "one-upmanship" from me (ie I'm going to show fuckwit ex just how Christening invites should be) - as DS1's christening did have any invites, and DS2's were crappy print outs from our computer grin

SqueakyPop Mon 21-Jul-08 22:05:51

I printed my own using Publisher. Nothing very memorable, I'm afraid.

elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 22:07:47

oooooooooh. i like confetti stuff!!

i know i should be supporting mners. but if your gonna push the boat out.

check them out online. all the invites for wedding can have wording changed to christening.

we used the lily pad design with baby blue ribbon.

they have shops all over where you can go and view them.

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