Post # 1
I fell in love with Pocket Folds. I was introduced to them by Miss Bubblegum in her blog about her love of pocket folds.
So I began searching sites looking for the perfect pocket fold invitation. When I couldn’t find quite what I was looking for, I decided I would do the DIY thing and try on my own. I sat quietly down one saturday morning and began my task. 9 protypes and several hours later, I had my pocket fold, however it still looked very DIY and didn’t have that "OOMPH" feel I wanted. Then along came Sweeney2be and her pocket fold invitations were EXACTLY what I was looking for and she did them herself.
So here I am, (On a sunday this time) trying to figure out where to start. I’ve never even attempted this before, and have never used photo shop or any kind of graphic design computer program. So my question is. WHERE DO I START!?!? and can I really to this all alone? What kind of program do I need and can a novice accomplish it?
When I have no hair after pulling it all out, can I blame it on the Bubblegum-Sweeney?
I would appreciate any help! Thanks to everyone in advance.
Post # 3
I’m not taking the blame…LOL – Kidding.
You can do this – trust me ask the girls on here, I went from loving my invites so much I woulda married them over Mr Sweeney anyday! To trying to sell off the 150 black pocket fold peieces in a serious protest to my inability to wait until other products arrived in mail and try a mock up in it’s full glory.
May hours of waiting, some shree stupid luck and a serveal mood swings later I have my invite which YES YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN!
I’m happy to help! My blog has all of the products listed and I found that the metallic paper really gave it that "not DIY" feel.
One thing I am trying to figure out right now is something, if anything to put on the bottom part of the opened invite, ther’s just so much balck there…..???
Ok – back to you…sorry about that 🙂 You can download a trial version of photo shop online. You don’t need a huge expensive version of it to do what I did for my invites. Just some time to get used to the program. I would suggest Photo SHop Elements over anything else as it’s more beginner and user friendly. CS2 or CS3 will not be of much use if you’ve never used a PS program before.
In the great line from some Adam Sandler movie I can’t think of right now…."You can Do IT!"
PS – HTML doens’t really work on here too well….:-( Sucks. I know it.
Post # 4
Well… 2 days and BARTERED (YAY!) graphic designer help. It looks like I might actually have a wedding invitation and stationary. OMG.. I’ve gone nuts and this is the first time I’ve been like totally stoked!
*doing happy dance!*
Hey Sweeney, can you do me a favor and give me the dimensions of your paper cuts? The actual invite, and enclosures? That would help me bunches!