(Closed) DIY Invite Newbie

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted to do DIY invites too. Luckily, though, my sister is an art teacher. So I’ve got some creative help. You should try Microsoft Publisher. It’s easy to use and it would allow you to completely customize your invitations. If you wanted to shop for paper rather than create the design on the computer then shop at stationery stores and specialty shops and you could even try fancy gift wrap. For creative touches you could incorporate buttons, ribbon, postcards, whatever you want. I don’t think there are really any rules. Good luck!

Post # 4
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898 posts
Busy bee

I’m a huge fan of Publisher. I’ve made some pretty kick-*ss invites for cookouts with the basic clipart and web images. Plus, with all the fonts out there, you have so many options. I’ve made fliers for my job that literally could work for my wedding, so I’m looking forward to going the Newbie route with the Publisher program for my invites.

Post # 5
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I’ve found that a lot of the pretty borders that people use on their invites and graphics come from photoshop brushes.  You can download them for free.  The other really great source is istockphoto.com.  You can find any kind of picture, border, graphic etc. and use it to do the design yourself or give it to a graphic designer. 

Post # 6
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Thanks – good info here.

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