Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting married may 28, 2011!! We are trying to keep things under a certain budget so I’m looking at my options of some do it yourself things. I am wanting to make my own pocket fold invites as well as my own save the date magnets or cards? Anyone have any tips or certain places I should look for advice on these things? Thank You!! 🙂
Post # 3
vista print can help for your invites and STD magnets!!! and walmart, michaels, and hobby lobby have a lot of great and afforble items not to mention always have 40 -50 % off coupons
Post # 4
If you want high-quality pocketfolds in a variety of colors and formats, try http://www.cardsandpockets.com. I found them to be very affordable for the quality you get, and they have a great selection.
Post # 5
A friend of mine made her STD magnets using a Xyron (?) machine and a special magnet backed paper that they have that can bought with it. She used the coupons that come in the mailers for Joanns or Michaels to buy it.
Post # 6
I got my STDs from magnetstreet.com. They are vey excellent quality. I got the magnets from them and then DIYed cards to put them in with a little note and an engagement picture. You can see them here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/finished-our-save-the-dates
For my inivitation suite, I made a complete pocketfold set and you can see them here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/another-diy-done-pocketfold-invitation-suite-
I also included a link to instructions on how to make the pocketfolds.
I have purchased from vistaprint before and I wasn’t happy with the quality of their products. If you think you might want to purchase from them, I suggest you order a sample first.
Post # 7
If you want to actually make them yourself there are tutorials on here under the DIY tab and several books available.
Post # 8
There are some intersting sites that provides free templates. Invitations and paper products if your keen to do them yourself. (i.e you purchase paper and print)
http://www.styleguide.com.au – head to downloads section
http://www.weddingchicks.com – head to DIY section
http://www.nonpareilmag.com/ head to Downloads section
http://www.downloadandprint.com – invitation invites that you can download in word.
http://www.stylemepretty.com – have some cute one off stuff, mainly favor templates.
http://www.betsywhite.com – some cute DIY stuff there.. well a few templates.
http://www.eatdrinkchic.com – love this site.. very vintage, florals.
http://www.loveandlavender.com has come cute freebies also!
thats all I can think of atm! just incase you get stuck on your design for putting in the pocketfold invitations. Other than that.. head to the DIY section.. there are some girls on WB with so much creativity and handy tutorials!
Post # 9
I bought my blank pocket fold invitations from paperandmore.com. They also have the envelopes for these invites as well. If you look in the DIY section on here, there are plenty of tutorials of how to make the pocketfold invites as well as the inserts for them too.
Post # 10
I did very intricate DIY pocket fold invites.
I got the pocket folds and outer envelopes from cards and pockets. They were great to work with.
I did all the designing and printing of the interior stuff on my own. You can go as simple or as complicated as you would like with these!
Post # 11
Thank You All!!! These are great tips!!!
Post # 12
I did STD postcards from Zazzle.com – it was very reasonable
Post # 13
In case you’d like to see what they look like… please note that the lighting on these pics is bad, so the colors aren’t true, but you’ll get the idea. I ordered the pieces from http://www.cardsandpockets.com, and my sister did the design. Getting everything to print centered took a little trial-and-errror, so be sure to order extra paper, but I love the way they turned out. (I ordered 75 invitation kits and only mailed 55, so I had plenty to work with.)
FYI, the colors I used were: Clementine (metallic orange) for the pocketfold and outer envelope, Apricot (metallic) for the invitation mat and belly band, and Meadow (metallic avocado green) for the reply envelope and monogram mat. The paper is all snow white. The “metallic” papers are beautiful – not shiny metallic, more like pearl. I highly recommend ordering samples of any colors you’re THINKING about using before you decide for certain, as I ended up ordering something different from what I intended (I loved the Apricot so much that I added it as a third color, where I initially only planned to use two colors).
Post # 14
very cute!!!! Thank You!!!
Post # 15
Got my STDs through vistaprint.com and cards and pockets has awesome pocketfolds… I got all my ideas here at the Bee. Welcome!