Post # 1
I found the perfect invites for my wedding 🙂 (THANKS KELLY V AND TWO YELLOW SHOES ON ETSY) bad part is it’s a DIY project. I am know for starting projects and then some how screwing them up half way! It really simple to print the tempate for these invites, but it’s the cutting I’m afraid of.
My FI is completely on board and he has a good eye for this stuff, but I’m scared I’m going to screw it up. Any tips or experiences you guys can give me. I really really want to do this and do it right!
And how the heck do I make 2 layers of paper stick together? a glue stick? ahhhh its little questions like this that make me think I’m completely over my head!!!
Post # 3
For adhesive, I’d say check out the scrapbooking adhesives section at Michael’s or something. They’re made to be effective, safe for even photos, and thin (won’t be noticible).
For cutting, if you trust your FI to do it well, then make that his job. I’d also say invest in a paper cutter with lines and such that you can ensure your lines are even.
You can do it and you have plenty of time!
Post # 4
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I would either try double stick tape or a glue stick. I’ve used both for DIY projects and as long as you have the patience (and time) to assemble them these invites should be pretty straightforward! Great idea, let us know how they turn out!
Post # 5
don’t rush it, just take your time one by one by one by one by one by one…..
Post # 6
USE A GLUESTICK! I used one of those adhesive double sided tape rollers and it worked well at first but then after a day stuff started to come unglued – I had to re-do a ton of stuff an it was sooo frustrating.
And it will take longer than you think, so start way before you need them. I started my invites in March (but I made pocketfolds and designed and printed the whole thing too) and I just finished them last weekend – they go out in July.
Post # 7
I think you can do it! As long as you are prepared for the first one to be a real pain in the you know…the rest will “bee” easy!
Post # 8
Take the paper down to Kinko’s or the local copy center and have them cut it. I think it is $4 a cut here, so it was around $35 to get all my paper cut to size (they can cut a stack up to 400 sheets).
I used a scrapbooking gluestick for all my invitations. Be sure to test it out first and make sure the paper doesn’t bubble or bleed with the glue! Lots of non-scrapbooking glue sticks will do this and it looks terrible.
Post # 9
Def use a glue stick it will be the easiest and most effective way!!
Post # 10
I honestly used rubber cement to glue everything I DIYed, invitations, escort cards, table numbers, menus, everything. It’s easy, and the excess rubs right off!
Post # 11
I agree with serasvictoria – take it to Kinko’s or another local copy shop and get them to do the cutting — it will save you soooo much time and your sanity too!
Post # 12
I’d like to think I’m pretty creative but, when it came to wedding stuff and DIY–I was really nervous. The projects I’ve tackled have come out great. I say give yourself more credit..you’ll probably surprise yourself with the outcome. Good luck!