(Closed) Anyone design their own stationary? PIC SHARE and PROCESS RANT!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Your save the dates look amazing! 🙂

I’m a graphic designer, so I was excited to design my own Save-The-Date Cards and invitations and such! When I first started trying to figure out what I wanted in terms of look for my stationary, I went through like 30 completely different ideas lol. Once I settled on a “branding” I liked though, it was easier to expand that to all of my stationary. 🙂

Here is my invitation design:

Post # 6
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yours both are amazing.


I stressed out over mine a LOT, but I do calligraphy (super amateur), not digital design.


I still can’t load pics, but I posted mine in DIY boards.

Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

@CrystalBlackheart: Hey, date twin!  These are soooo cute! I can’t believe you did them yourself!  They are so much more personal that way.

Post # 8
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a design blogger (interior design, DIY, etc) and very early in the process, I decided that I would get a planner/consultant who specialized in design to help me.  Everyone thought I was nuts, but I think that when you have an interest in the area, you tend to research and research and research more to make sure you’ve explored every single option.  It can drive you nuts!

I’m not a graphic designer, but being a creative type, I’ve also spent way too much time pouring over fonts.  Winning my Save the Dates on a design blog was actually a blessing!  The designer who offered the giveaway had about 20 styles from which to choose.  I was almost relieved to have the options limited!


Your Save the Dates look fantastic!  Truely beautiful!  Kudos for doing the letterpress yourself!  There’s a studio a couple hours from me that offers lessons and I actually thought about it early on, but I had to take a step back.  It’s an intimidating project, for sure!

Post # 9
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Love love LOVE the invites/save the dates posted so far! Major kudos for the letterpress!!!

I’m a graphic designer as well, but I focus mainly on web. One of my best friends is a fellow designer who leans more toward print, so we’re partnering up to design everything together.

Post # 10
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Those are amazing!

Post # 12
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow, I’m really impressed with the fact that you letterpressed your stationary!  That’s the one thing I wish I had done with mine but I just didn’t have the patience to make the letterpress templates/machine.  Yours look great!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the actual invitations.


Here’s the link, if you’d like to check out what I ended up with:




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