(Closed) DIY Invitations ???

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Cardsandpockets.com have pre-made pocketfolds for a good price and they have examples of other peoples work in the gallery section.

GL!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Word is completely unwieldly for that sort of thing. Publisher is better … you can do almost anything with that and a program like photoshop. Some people would recommend powerpoint, but I find it difficult to use.

Where are you running into problems? What are you trying to do that you’re having trouble with?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did both my save-the-dates and invites on publisher. I have no design experience at all and it was super simple!  To fit 2 cards on one page, you have to do one on top of the other if the page is vertical or change the layout to landscape. Use the ruler as your guide. My recommendation would be to do 1 invite, get it right and then copy and paste the whole thing. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used microsoft word….=]

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

it’s not possible to do two 5X7 cards on one 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper. you’d need at least a legal sized paper for that… 81/2 inch wide and 14 inch tall.

i used Word for my invitations and they turned out great. i also used postcards for my RSVPs and was able to print 3 out on one 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@tessabella76

oh duh! sorry… i must’ve been having a brain fart!

and sorry i can’t help with publisher. i’ve never used it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also, remember that you can get lots of free templates off the microsoft website.  I may have a book on publisher from school.  I know it has word, excel, and PP in it.  If you would like me to look i can pull it out and scan some pages and send them too you if if has useful info in it.. You should also be able to look how tos up online… google is my best friend.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you want some free design software, GIMP is great! It stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, but it’s free to download (first link when you google gimp) and they have a great tutorial. It works very similar to photoshop and illustrator, as far as I can tell, and might even be easier because even I was able to figure it out. I saw you already got some help with Illustrator but I thought this might be of interest to you.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I second gimp! I used it for my save the dates and menu cards. DIY bride has a lot of templates too.

If you need any help with them feel free to PM me.

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