How DIY were your invites?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I did/am doing everything. I designed them myself, printed them on my own printer, cut paper for Michaels, and will be assembing them myself. I have a back pocket fold. I am in the process of cutting my paper, I have a custom design outline of mountains that is taking a little bit of time but I dont mind. I find it calming in the evening to sit and watch tv while cutting paper.  Still working on the wording for RSVP and Guest info but so far so good.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Designed by me using InDesign/photoshop, printed at home on my canon pixma, cut on a scrapbook cutter.  I ordered my supplies from paperandmore.com.

Post # 6
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384 posts
Helper bee

So my Invites are 5X7 So the main back pocket is 5X7 and I just added tabs that I will fold and paper dot to the front of the card the place the front invite portion on over that. But Ive seen templates on how to make your own pocket folds. you can either print the template onto a sheet of paper or you can trace and cut. They are all over the interenet.

http://www.lcipaper.com/kb/make-your-own-pocketfold-part-1.html

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

We did everything except printing one portion (the pop up/green card below).  Everything else, we designed either in AutoCAD or GIMP, cut using a Cricut paper cutter (didn’t have the full machine thingy) and printed using our hp envy printer.  Very doable, just make sure you do some test runs, and if you are doing a lot, plot out very carefully to stay within budget (I over-ordered a few things which increased the cost).

Here are our invites, I’m REALLY proud of them an glad I diyed!

 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

 Didn’t do pocketfolds, but I did design all the pieces and then assemble everything once I had them printed.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’ve already designed them, but FI would rather have a pro print them, which is fine by me, we’ll just get the same people printing for where we buy our pocket folds. We’ll assemble them ourselves though.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We bought our pockets from cardsandpockets, and paper from envelopemall. I designed,  printed, and assembled at home. All that is enough work. I’m glad I didn’t try to fold the pockets myself. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MsGinkgo:  I used Catprint online. It was like $110 for 100 sets of 3 cards (one was double sided) on the thick matte card stock. I highly recommend them! 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MsGinkgo:  I used Catprint online. It was like $110 for 100 sets of 3 cards (one was double sided) on the thick matte card stock. I highly recommend them! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@MsGinkgo:  we haven’t picked a place yet, but we’re planning on pricing out the different envelopements dealers, and comparing it to vistaprint.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@housebee:  Totally random, but is that the horde symbol from WoW on your invite? Because if it is and you managed to quietly slip it on – HIGH FIVE! If not, my bad. xD

I designed our invitations in Photoshop and printed them on FI’s work color laser printer. We bought card stock at Target (50 envelopes, 50 blank cards) for $10 and cut the edges (printers automatically do margins to account for the error of a piece of paper moving around while shooting through the printer) with a scrapbook cutter I bought, also at Target. 🙂

So basically my 50 invitations cost $10. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We did boarding pass invites and it ran us about $75 for 50 of them including postage. We designed them based off someone else’s template and had them printed at Staples on specialty paper that we provided. We did create a pocket that is not pictured and DIYed the envelope liner out of scrapbooking paper from Michaels. 

This is the digital mock-up. I can’t find my real pictures.

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