Programs…

posted 1 year ago in Paper
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m not a married bee yet, but I’ve heard a lot of women here use Vistaprint.  I personally can’t say whether they’re good or not, I’m printing my own programs with stationary left over from making my invites.  This basically makes my programs free minus the few dollars I need for printer ink.

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Busy Beekeeper

I did a tri-fold… bought  shimmery, heavy paper that matched our invite colors, designed it on word… and printed a 2 sided sheet.  

Cheapest is DIY

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Newbee

I agree with DIY!

I saved a ton of money by buying nice paper at Paper Source, and printing double sided with my work printer. Ignore the multitiude of looks you will get as the printer spits out 100 copies of something, coworkers don’t really care either way, haha.

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Busy bee

Me too.  Designed them in PowerPoint (as you can overlap letters) and printed them at home.  Uber cheap and they looked awesome.

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Sugar bee

We actually did our own.  used the same template fi made from our invitations.  Printed them at home so they cost me like $5 (for supplies to make the fan programs, most was left over stuff from our invitations).  Fi used photoshop and they are 2 sided, one side in English, the other side in Spanish.

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Buzzing bee

I am planning on using rack cards from VistaPrint.

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Blushing bee

Can someone send me a sample of one they did in Microsoft Word! Didnt think I needed programs, but now I think I do, and definitely want to do something cheap! Any ideas or templates would be greatly appreciated!

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Busy Beekeeper

@riss519:  I think you can really only print text documents in MS word.  I know a lot of bees have used Publisher or Power Point if you’re familiar with microsoft products.  I personally use Photoshop and InDesign which allows for more design.  This is my program

If you’re looking for something really simple (like 1 page) feel free to PM me.

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Busy bee

@riss519:  Here was mine done in Power Point printed on white cardstock bought (500 sheet pack) at Staples.  I used a 8.5 x 11″ paper and cut in half.  Used a corner rounder punch and viola!!

The back side had Fun Facts about us and a little thank you note.

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Blushing bee

@Barika:  I am a little confused on the powerpoint being used for programs, I use it all the time for work, but how did you get the layout so it would be the long length? Did you print it yourself, or take it somewhere?

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Busy bee

@riss519:  I changed the slide layout in PP from landscape to portrait.  Then just laid out 2 programs side by side a placed a faint dotted line in the middle to use as a cutting guide for centre.  Does that help???  I could also email you a copy of my template if you want to pm me your email.  Most lines were seperate text boxes so I could manipulate the placement of the wording as well as overlap the fonts.  There may be better options out therebut this worked well for me.

I hope this makes sense?

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