- by Brittiny
It all started at Office Depot. I was in a rush to get my things printed and someone asked me if I did invitations and of course I say no and begin telling them about my job etc. The clerk interrupted me and asked me if I wanted my invite trimmed I said sure. She cut the damned thing down so far it looked like an oompa loompa's invitation. I fought back tears because I realized I had only ordered ONE sample of this paper and messed it up. So I, being resilient, squealed that's okay we can just use the RSVP since it's not cut down. I mean I just wanted to see what it looked like on the paper, right? Well that's just the beginning. I get home with my invitation sized RSVP and my oompa loompa sized invitation and show Mr. Mocha. His response was "what's wrong, I don't see anything wrong with it". I looked at him dumbfounded. Then I decided I was going to go ahead and do the stamp. Lo and behold, I forgot AGAIN to get new ink and inked it with the dullest ink on the planet. While I was pondering over the ink conundrum I stamped the second chandelier CROOKED! (Laughing yet? I was). I then go and get my handy dandy pink glue gun, Frenchie, out (from Grease remember the pink hair lol). Now Frenchie had never ever let me down. Until today :D. I quickly stick in the glue wax faux sticks and la dee da wait for it to heat up. I then dripped 3/4 of an inch or so onto my ribbon after an okay practice run on a sheet of paper. That went not so well. I dripped a huge glob from the glue stick onto the right hand corner and proceeded to do the wax seal. Well I put my wax seal in olive oil and push it down, I swear it looked like Mt. Helen erupting with the wax running everywhere. I am 100% sure I didn't wait long enough for it to cool. Want to know the best part? You cannot even tell it's our initial at the end. I then go to put the damned monstrosity into the envelope and - you guessed it - it's too big to fit. By this time I am laughing my ass off at myself and I just take the silly thing and trim it down to size.
Here's what I learned today:
* Don't let the person cutting your sample out of your sight
* Don't dwell on an incorrect cut while stamping
* Wait the full 1-2 minutes on the faux wax seals
* Don't take yourself too seriously. I mean, um, crying at a counter at Office Depot when my wedding isn't even for another 10 months is a bit "much" to say the least.
* Thank goodness I have 10 months to perfect this. At least my envelopes look good!
Have you had any funny stories with your invites?
- by Brittiny