(Closed) DIY STDs and invitations.

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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4 posts
Wannabee

I think DIY invites are an excellent choice – because for the most part they can look REALLY similar to those ordered through a site like Carlson Craft – if you have the right  tools.

I did mine with a vellum overlay – I went to http://www.dafont.com and found a super fun (and unique!) font. I thought this was crucial, because I didn’t want everyone to look at my invites and say “Yep, she used Comic Sans font”…that’s me being totally OCD and over-the-top….

Anyway, I did that, then underneath I layed a red piece of paper on top of a white, and used a fancy edge-puncher, then tied it all together with fun ribbon at the top. Then I used rolling double-sided tape to attach that to a black piece of 8.5 x 11 paper folded so that it opens up (like doors, if that makes sense), and tied it all together with more fun, irridescent ribbon. All together I thought it worked great and was waaaaaaay cheaper than something similar ordered from a printer.

This was easy because all I needed was Microsoft Word.

That might have been tooooooooo much detail, but hopefully it helped a bit. You can do it!!!

Post # 4
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112 posts
Blushing bee

I was clueless on how to start as well. We did our invitations, and started by googling for inspiration photos. Then I posted it on here, and got some really great advice from other bees. My inspiration had a fancy lace doily stamp on it, and our friend taught us how to use photoshop so we could recreate it.

Post # 5
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did my Save-The-Date Cards myself. I had my friend take the pics and i uploaded them to Vistaprint on a blank card, cropped, added text… and viola’… I loved them and they came out GREAT!! (although i may be a little biased.. lol ) Here they are.. OHHH did I mention they were FREE!! for 100 postcards!! awesome huh? if you wanna know howmore.. let me know. I would love share! 😉

 

Post # 6
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just look at TONS of examples and find the things you love. There is nothing in the rule book that says they have to be traditional and people LOVE the unexpected. Im have a degree in Graphic Design so I was able to design my own and people LOVED them…I even got a few job offers from it. My invite and RSVPs were definatley our style and may not be someone elses style but just find what you love and go with it. If you choose Vista print you can download a template and just drop in the photos that you love to make it quick and easy. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck.

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