Post # 1
Hello all, I have spent so many days on the net looking at diy projects and don’t know where to start I get really confused when it comes to sizes and stuff , it just goes over my head.( it took me 4 weeks to get the save the date cards the right size to upload for printing, took me 4 minutes to design it)
I am unable to afford the invitations so I think as I’m a bit slow and completely clueless I’ll start here. My mind is bursting with loads of ideas then it drifts into another so I really need to get started on something
This is what I want, do you think it’s even possible to do? Where would I get the ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, more importantly how would I get it on the card.
I would try and add a little lace to the front, Do it with white card, I have googled starter kits and stuff.
Where do I start, what stuff do I need, as it stands I have THE BOOTLE font!!!!
i have never made anything in my life, but I’m determined to make this and make it nice, what tools do i need, and where is the cheapest place to get things like this,
Oh and what size of cards lol please any advice would be great
Post # 3
Cool invitations! Definitely DIYable if you have the time 🙂
Size wise, I would aim to make them DLE size (size of a standard letter) so they are cost effective to post.
It would probably be easier if you had them printed for you – cost effective too if they are just black and white.
I would do a lace belly band if you wanted to add lace to the design.
Post # 4
I would start with deciding what size envelope/invitation you are looking for. Keep in mind that the odd size envelopes cost more postage sometimes. Based on that, you can create a word document that fits the size that you want.
If you are wanting to DIY, definitely get a paper cutter, to make those straight line cuts. This is the one I got, have used it countless times to make my invitations, menus, programs, etc. http://store.scrapbook.com/ek-ekcp01.html
Or, if you have it printed as PP mentioned above, they will usually make cuts for you for a small fee.
Try google searching for free wedding images for the bride and groom.
Here is a free font option for the heart:http://www.dafont.com/hearts-for-3d-fx.font
Post # 5
Looking at it again, the folded part looks like about 2/3 of a standard letter page, and the other “evening invitation”is the other 1/3. That makes it really easy because it would fit in a standard #10 envelope (4 1/8″ x 9 1/2”).
Post # 6
Hi thanks for taking the time to reply I appreciate as I honestly don’t have a clue.
So here’s what I plan to do
Buy This type of paper, hope it’s the right kind! I went for 260gsm
I went for this paper trimmer as it will arrive soon
So I have paper and a cutter lined up, what lace looks pretty, what size of lace is best? I think the invitation looks a bit plain it would need some sort of wow factor to it….
The amount of talented people on here really does blow my mind, I’m sorry for pestering but I trust bees more than anyone else. Xxx
Post # 7
@StaticIanC: One thing to keep in mind, and it probably applies in the case. The images are probably copyrighted and, as such, cannot be reproduced without permission.
Post # 8
@anothersmith: can you copyright a font, because basically that’s all it is, I know it’s the bootle font as I’ve been using it for years, so can I not make my own cards then.? Lol could only happen to me I try and save money and knowing my luck I’d get sued.