(Closed) Confusion for a new DIY girl

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi! I’m a DIY-bridge-to be with no finished products yet, but I plan on using Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for my invites. I’ve heard of some templates that can be used in Word, too! This blog (www.i-do-it-yourself.com) has been such a great source for (free!) fonts, graphics, and templates. I would use Paper Source or Michaels (I hear Michaels has some really great coupons) for the paper so you don’t have to sacrifice quality. I think since you are new to this, my only advice is to keep it simple and heartfelt. Ask for help when you need it. Don’t get caught up in what invitations should look like–just do what looks good to you and your guests will love and appreciate them. Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 7
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I third paperandmore.com! I got my text weight paper that matches the stationery from my save-the-dates perfectly for only $19.99 for 100 sheets. They have awesome customer service and are very quick. You can even order samples with is great. I will be ordering some card stock from them here pretty soon as soon as I decide wht color to do my petal cones in.

As for question #2, would you consider trying stamps? I am using flourishes on my invitations and bought clear stamps, a stamp block, embossing powder and a heat embosser. Stamps are a good way to achieve your design without getting too computer technical I think. I have photoshop at work but I do NOT know the first thing about using them for things like say Miss Mary Jane’s invites. So, the stamps do for me. 🙂 

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