(Closed) DIY Screwups

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We made our own invitations, when we were all done I realized that I printed the wrong time for the wedding on the invite.  We ended up just changing our wedding time. 🙂

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You won’t believe this – I didn’t have that much problems with using my gocco machine for the invites, but we had problems with embossing, which is probably the easiest form of beautiful crafting methods. I wanted to emboss the front of the envelope and somehow the stamp just didn’t work out – there was always a space (or hole) somewhere on the stamped image which meant the embossed image looked like crap. After 5 envelopes and a frustrated SO, we threw the idea out of the window.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Unless you’re a DIY-goddess…and boy there are a few here on WB, I find that most DIY projects are trial and error. I went through probably 2 or 3 iterations of invite designs accompanied by 4 or 5 actual trials in making a prototype before I was satisfied with my results. Trying different fabrics, different methods of cutting foam boards, different types of glue etc etc. It’s was a grueling, but rewarding experience.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Uhhh…. I guess my calligraphy for addressing the invitations.  That in itself was no biggie.  But not insisting on hand-cancelling based on our non-machinable envelope size?  That resulted in a 2 x 4.5 inch postmark on our envelopes… (wtf???).  Yeah, a waste!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Alas, I am no DIY goddess.

I’ve tried.  Can design like mad!  Have pretty good taste, can tell people what I want and design it, but draw it or craft it?  Um…no.  I can not properly draw a stick man or woman in fact.  My son?  He is a fantastic artist!

However, I did design my bridesmaid invite cards on zazzle.  They look goooood.

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