(Closed) A DIY Question

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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3142 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Use cardstock as it is a thicker paper and that is what I think invitations you buy in the store are made of. I bought my print it yourself invitations at a wedding show and then I just researched templates to put them together. It depends what you would like to do with them how creative you would like to be. 

this is what mine look like and they are very pretty. They came with the vellum folder, the reply cards, envelopes for invitation and the reply card and a ribbon for the top. 

Post # 4
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1793 posts
Buzzing bee

I designed mine on word and used cardstock and envelopes form paperandmore.com They turned out great but remember that with DIY sometimes less complicated is best. My advice would be to start lookin on pintrest and wedding gawker  type sites to find some ideas and once you find two or three that you love figure out what they would need to make them. There are so many designs out all you need is a little creativity to make your whole wedding full of amazing diy projects

Post # 5
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureBaker:  my aunt is a scrapbooking QUEEN and will be helping design and create all of my invites…I think the most important is to come up with a design…sometimes what helps is going to a craft store like Michael’s and looking at what they have in the scrapbooking aisle for some inspiration…looking at pictures also helps 🙂

It’s good to get two different types of paper – a cardstock type paper for the back of the invite and a sheer-like paper for the overlay if you want them to look really nice…there are all kinds of things to help you on the internet if you just look around though…good luck and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Post # 6
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you are any good with photoshop, it will be your best friend! That’s what I used to design mine and you can do anything with it. You can download photoshop brushes with any design and then you just add your text. If you go this route I’d be happy to give you a hand, just pm me! However if that’s not an option, then the other posters here gave some great advice.. You can find templates online for them with almost any design, and also many paper crafting stores will have somebody to help with the design if you don’t mind paying a little extra.

Post # 7
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My invites are DIY, I bought all the paper products form Cards and Pockets at the time I did my purchase they had the best prices.

 

Post # 8
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know this is horrible, but I used Zazzle.com for inspiration and to create my design. Then my fiance drew it up in Photoshop instead of purchasing from there. I think we spent like $60 in cardstock/envelopes and like $30 in printer ink. Zazzle would have cost us well over $400 for 100 invitations and RSVP cards…It took us a lot of time to get everything printed right and to cut the paper, but it was totally worth it for the cheaper price.

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