Post # 1
I was always planning on using Alchemy when the time came to get my invitations, but now that it is closed I’m not quite sure what do. Does anyone have any recommendations for affordable custom invitation design? Key word is affordable. I have a pretty clear idea of what I want it to look like but I am graphic designed challenged so there is no way I can design them myself. Any suggestions are appreciated!
In case it helps, I want to have a Mexican Folklore/Tile inspired invitation based on this design: http://www.cittadesign.com/#/product-range/kitchen/kitchen-napkins/HL0026
I have found a few invitations on etsy that are somewhat similar but still not quite what I am going for.
Post # 3
ETSY ALCHEMY IS CLOSED???? WHY???
sorry for the threadjack.
Post # 4
I’ve been doing some custom jobs for some of the bees on the board 🙂
I’ll send you my etsy store <3
Post # 5
@MissDareDevil: I know! That was basically my reaction as well. I still don’t really know why they shut it down. Sucks.
Post # 6
I’d find someone on Etsy who makes invitations similar to what you want (or at least in the same media) and contact them to ask about commissioning the job.
Post # 7
I was just about to write what CorgiTales just said…I find someone who does things similar to what I want then request a custom order. Most sellers are willing to work with you!
Post # 8
I used http://www.yourstyleinvites.com/ and I found them via Etsy, but ordered directly from their website. They have been wonderful !!! highly recommend them !!!
Post # 9
I know someone who just started doing this and has great ideas. You can look at her stuff on facebook through invitations by Jenn, but here is her contact information. Its great work and I’m sure because she’s trying to build her name she give you a great deal!
Business: (860) 963-7664
Post # 10
You can still convo etsy sellers for custom work.
Post # 11
I worked with an etsy seller…Citrus Press Co…I really liked one her designs and talked with her (via email) about my colors and what look I was going for…I highly recommed working with her, she was awesome!!
One option on etsy (that I personally love) is you can purchase the digital file of the invite and print/assemble yourself.
Post # 12
We are working with a local watercolor/acrylic artist that I found on craigslist, she’s creating a pen and ink digital file for us to print on each of our invitations and then we’re going to mail her the printed produce and she’s going to hand paint on each individual card. Once we get the painted cards back we then will assemble to suite. It’s only costing us $250 for design work + cost of paper.
I would recommend finding a graphic design student on craigslist, their are a lot of them in SF.