Post # 1
I have recently decided to deeign/print my own invitations etc. I was REALLY inspired by Mrs.Cupcake’s invitations. I just had a few questions for everyone:
1. What is a good program to use to design them.
2. Where do I find templates, brushes, etc. for the invitations ex. Flowers or swirls.
3. Where is a good place to get affordable card stock/envelopes/ whatever is needed for invitations.
4. Any other helpful advice you could give me (:
Post # 3
Hi! I’m a DIY-bridge-to be with no finished products yet, but I plan on using Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for my invites. I’ve heard of some templates that can be used in Word, too! This blog (www.i-do-it-yourself.com) has been such a great source for (free!) fonts, graphics, and templates. I would use Paper Source or Michaels (I hear Michaels has some really great coupons) for the paper so you don’t have to sacrifice quality. I think since you are new to this, my only advice is to keep it simple and heartfelt. Ask for help when you need it. Don’t get caught up in what invitations should look like–just do what looks good to you and your guests will love and appreciate them. Good luck!! 🙂
Post # 4
thank you! I actually have paint shop pro, which I think I am pretty good at using and designing stuff. Soooo I guess I can continue my plan for using that…. I’ve have been checking out the posts and finding alot of helpful information!
Oh! and I plan on keeping it simple, I have a very classy style so I am doing white(maybe a pearl/white metallic card stock) with black ink. I just wnat simple things like dasmask, flowers, swirls etc. I just have to start designing! lol I have a few <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>rough drafts!
Post # 5
You can get cardstock from http://www.paperandmore.com I have gotten great customer service from them and you can order samples.
I’ve also used free fonts from http://www.dafont.com
Post # 6
paperandmore.com is where i found the cardstock I want!
Oh! and i am very familar dafont.com lol
Post # 7
I third paperandmore.com! I got my text weight paper that matches the stationery from my save-the-dates perfectly for only $19.99 for 100 sheets. They have awesome customer service and are very quick. You can even order samples with is great. I will be ordering some card stock from them here pretty soon as soon as I decide wht color to do my petal cones in.
As for question #2, would you consider trying stamps? I am using flourishes on my invitations and bought clear stamps, a stamp block, embossing powder and a heat embosser. Stamps are a good way to achieve your design without getting too computer technical I think. I have photoshop at work but I do NOT know the first thing about using them for things like say Miss Mary Jane’s invites. So, the stamps do for me. 🙂
Post # 8
Thanks!!! I am pretty good with PSP and I found out today that my friend is going to let me use his Adobe CS3 , which I am more familar with than PSP so I think I have that part down pretty good (:
I may try to order some samples from paperandmore.com tonight (:
I have a another question.
What exactly is a Gocco? What does it do? haha
Post # 9
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Post # 10
thank you! I saw that right after I posted before…
Those seem REALLY neat… I just don’t have the bugdet to buy one.
I also saw a post a a CuttleBug… The embossing part of it seemed really nice…
Is there any possible way a Bee on here would let me Rent/Borrow either machine if I buy all of the supplies needed and pay for the shipping cost?? I would be extremely grateful.