(Closed) Diy programs: are they crap or just poor execution?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Should I make these?
    Yep! Just make sure the lines and cuts are perfect! : (16 votes)
    14 %
    Yep! But you should make a couple changes, like fonts, and make the cuts straight! : (58 votes)
    51 %
    Nope, they look cheap. : (38 votes)
    34 %
    Other-please explain! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would use a higher quality paper to print on, and a better font. Also, I don’t think the inner dot-frame is necessary. But it’s a really nice start! I like them.

    Post # 4
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    748 posts
    Busy bee

    I would take better care sticking the paper on, but I love the way the edges are cut. Is there any way you can just print it out directly on the cardstock, without gluing that piece of paper to it? If not, I would maybe try colored paper instead of white. But I think it has great potential and is already looking good!

    Post # 5
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    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    awesome start! I think its a great idea and if you fiddle around with some deatils, try a few different things out they will be great.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    1. the fact that you have a ukulele is kind of awesome (as an avid player my self)

    2. they aren’t terrible, but I think they could be better. If you can print dirrectly to the cardstock I would suggest that. If you can not then prehaps you can use slightly thicker paper for the white part and cut slits in the corners of the pretty paper to tuck in the ‘program’ like a picture. If that is not a possibility I am a fan of having both sheets on one side with a boarder of a thicker card stock like a book almost. I don’t know if that made sence written out but it did make sence in my head.

    Post # 8
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    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    One thing that I noticed right away was the yarn. Yarn bothers me. It frays and gets messy. Perhaps a ribbon instead?

    I like the way it’s cut… but the paper isn’t suck on that well.. and like another bee said the font is a little weird. It seems like some other bees have good suggestions for fixing that though. 

    I like your idea though! You have a good start! Keep going and keeping posting them!

    Post # 9
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    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would suggest using cardstock for the printed info. It would look better.

    Post # 10
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    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Use a paper cutter to cut the paper- not scissors.  Then you’ll get straight edges.  And I’d use a different, bolder font.

    I really like the dotted borders.

    Post # 11
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    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think changes involving the fonts and quality of paper….along with straight cutting 😉 would make a world of difference.  and I don’t know what your colors are…but maybe make them a bit bolder so they pop more!

    Post # 12
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like the idea and the shape. I agree with the pp’s on printing directly on the cardstock or using a better quality paper and/or a coloured paper and the writing needs to be darker, looks washed out beside the dots. The better cutting (of the inner part) is a given and spray glue or rubber cement will wrinkle the paper less (or not at all). Whether or not to change the font I think would depend on the rest of the paper used in your wedding, if you use that same font then don’t change it but if you use a facier script for everything else I would change it to compliment your other stuff.

    ETA: I do like the yarn which has a rustic country feel, ribbon (like pp said) would also be a nice look and not as country looking. Again, for me it depends on the rest of the decor/paper/misc paraphenalia

    Post # 13
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    4479 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I like the background paper, and the idea!  I think it’ll look great, but with a few changes:

      – slightly smaller inner paper

      – thicker, better quality inner paper (maybe try a similar color to the bubbles container?)

      – another font

      – smaller font.  Sometimes people try to fill up a space as much as possible with type.    Having more empty space will look more elegant.

    Post # 14
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @abirdword:  So have you heard the word? (Sorry, had to)…ooo pa pa ooo mao mao…. 😉

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