Post # 1
Sooo….I’ve fallen in love with these cute, little Save-The-Date Cards. I’ve already written up my “relationship timelines,” so all I have to do is create the format to print them. Easy? Wrong!
Post # 3
Okay, I have no clue about this type of stuff, but I hope someone can help you. What a cute idea!
Post # 4
For not-so-designy folks, I’m sure you could layout something like this pretty simply in Word or Powerpoint. Do you hope to print them yourself on your home printer, print them at a copy shop, or send them to a printer? This will dictate the maximum size you can make it. Download some fonts you love (try dafont.com), play around a bit, use some clip art, print a few samples, I have confidence in you!
Post # 5
Do you have PhotoShop? Or you could download gimp for free?
Post # 6
If your printer will let you print on 8.5×14″ cardstock I think that is your best bet. You can get two prints per page, cutting along 14″ side. Then you will need to trim 1 1/4″ off the bottom to get 4.25″ squares. If you don’t want to trim the extra 1 1/4″ off the bottom you will have 4 2/3″ squares and will only be able to get one print per page. You can use a paper cutter with a scoring blade, or a bone folder to get nice folds in the cardstock. You can use 5″ square envelopes, which appear to be common.
Alternatively, catprint.com will do custom sized prints for a reasonable amount.
Post # 7
I would actually go with 11x 17 paper, and make your card 5×15″. This way it will fit into a standard 5.5″ square envelope.
Post # 8
Ooh, thank you everyone! I don’t have photoshop, so I think I’ll look into this “gimp” program you mentioned. I’m not sure that my printer could handle printing them. It’s a good printer, but I’ve never tried mass producing anything with it.
Any home printer recommendations? I just want to see if MY printer is mentioned/recommended.
Also, how do I dictate the size of the cards? I do think it’s a good idea to print two invitations per piece of paper to save on costs.