Post # 1
Hi all! I really want to DIY these invites. Can you give some advice? Dimensions? I scrapbook and have made my shower invites and thank yous.
How do I make the monogram and flowery pattern (what is that called?). Is there a website or Mac program I can use to make that?
What size paper is the blue paper? I was going to cut the paper myself but I’m finding that websites can send you paper in the sizes you need and I’m liking the Paper and More website but hesitant to order paper without being positive about the exact sizes I need. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Wedding chicks.com as free monograms if that helps
Post # 4
Thanks, I cant figure out how to make the vintage print though 🙁
Post # 5
You can actually order samples from paper and more. The pic you posted lookes like a square invite (6.5″) with an A2 envelope, it could also be 5.5″ with an A4 envelope. I’d order samples of both so you can see what size you like, but just know that you will be charged extra to mail a square envelope. As for designing the invites, I highly recommend photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator (Adobe). I usually design everything in photoshop, then import to InDesign for sizing/placement/print. If you plan on cutting the invites/inserts yourself, I’d also recommend a scrapbook cutter.
Post # 6
Here are my suggestions:
Program to create the invitations – GIMP.com
Fonts to create the monogram – dafont.com
Vintage pattern – I suggest looking for “brushes” or “patterns” maybe using keywords like flower, vintage, etc… (download brushes and then use them in gimp, if you don’t have experience with these types of tools I suggest looking for tutorial videos)
P.S. I ordered from paper and more and was so pleased. We did however choose to cut our own paper to the sizes we wanted, it wasn’t that much work but did take some time. We bought a paper trimmer of course to make it a LOT easier. However, I’m sure it’d be nice to order them in the sizes you’d like and having them trim them for you. I would first google invitation sizes and compare them, thinking about what size you need, like, and how much it would be to mail them (unique sized invitations typically cost more per invitation to mail).