Post # 1
Is anyone out there actually handmaking (think scrapbooking / hand cutting/gluing/lettering) their STD’s and Invites?
I’ve always been a really crafty girl, and love the idea of doing it myself, so when I saw the “DIY” section I was thrilled! However, most of the “DIY” posts I look at involve using a computer to “Design” it yourself. Is anyone else out there slicing, glue-sticking and writing themselves?
Or am I totally nuts?
I’ll post pictures in a bit of my handmade save the dates so you can see more of what I’m talking about
Post # 3
I think that it totally depends on how many invites that you plan on making. I probably wouldnt tackle totally DIYing invitations unless I was making 50 or less.
I am semi-DIYing my invites (bought premade pockfolds, printing inserts, cutting paper) and it has been a total PAIN!!! They take forever… but then, again… I’m making 300 haha… (That might be my problem!)
Post # 4
Wow, that sounds like a huge undertaking, but it’ll totally be worth it in the end.
I did mine on the computer, then cut the cardstock/inserts after printing at home. I would think that if you have some sort of die cutter, cutting out individual letters/shapes would be doable. It also depends on how many other DIY projects you have. If you think you’ll be able to manage, I’d definitely say go for it. I would love to see pics of what you end up doing!
Post # 6
In the blue circle, we will obviously be putting the date we decide on for the wedding!
Post # 7
I will probably be handmaking our invitations. But I have a Cricut, so at least part of it will be automated.
Post # 8
I have horrible handwriting so this wouldn’t work for me. But if you have the time and aren’t doing too many invitations – I think it sounds great!!!
Post # 9
Do they look cheap? In a group of friends, we’re kind of known for being crafty so I was hoping that they would seem more sentimental and personal, not cheap/tacky looking.
Be honest Bees!! (:
Post # 10
@Alexandria_Lyn: How many of these are you making? It looks fine but I’m just very OCD so I wouldn’t be able to stand crooked writing like in the author part.. Since your wedding isn’t until next year, I know you do have a lot of time to perfect it!
Post # 11
Thanks! And, trust me, the crooked writing was throwing me off too in the same spot! I was planning on making between 50-60 depending on our finalized guest list. I would have to come up with a system for perfecting the lettering, or just practice more lol.
Thanks for the honest help!
Post # 12
I like the concept, but are you OK with putting that much time, effort and love into each invitation knowing that they’ll end up in someone elses trash can? I hate to be so blunt, but I just don’t know anyone (other than family members) who will save STD’s and invites.
ETA: I do like the concept. I’m just not sure I could be that detached from something that is a labor of love and in which I invested a lot of time.
Post # 13
hmm. Maybe I can just stick with making some cool bookmarks, and get the actually STD’s printed?
Post # 14
I was going to do our invites by hand, but Fiance liked the computer printed ones… So he got to format them and print them all out, and I assembled them!
Post # 15
I did! They weren’t breathtaking or anything but suited my budget and didn’t know any other way of doing it. You look very arty so go for it.
Post # 16
You are very artistic, and I like the library concept and the STD’s, so I would probably keep that design and have them printed.