I'm about thisclose to completely giving up on invitations all together and just visiting people door to door informing them of the wedding.
Yesterday, I had time off work, so I thought I would utilize it by beginning the envelope calligraphy. It sounded easy enough: format the envelope, type in the address, print in a light blue, trace in white India ink. Done.
But really, nothing is ever easy for me. EVER.
I began by formatting the envelope and entering in the address. I was using my parents' address as my test dummy, because I knew (hoped) they wouldn't mind a lame attempt.
Everything was set, the printer was formatted, I hit the print button.
I heard printing. Success!! I was so excited!
Until I saw what was printing on one of my beautiful envelopes that I had spent HOURS lining:
Tom's PowerPoint presentation. Seriously?? Why don't printers automatically reset once they're unplugged and moved 30 miles?? I don't get it. But, I figured I would take advantage of the mistake to practice using the calligraphy pen and white ink.
You guessed it --- another FAIL.
Ugh. I spent $15 on 2 bottles of this stupid ink. WHY is it not appearing dark? And WHY is it so runny?
Whatever. I'll try printing another envelope and tracing it and see how it goes.
What?? Paper Jam??? You have GOT to be KIDDING me!?!?!?!?
Apparently the envelope is too thick with the liner to feed properly.
So now we have a few choices. We can trek over to my parents' house who have a nicer printer (albeit a little moody) and give it a shot there, we can buy a new printer (which we've been discussing anyway), or we can just kick and scream and cry, then pay a calligrapher $2 per envelope.
What should we do?