(Closed) Invitation Help!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I found clipart at http://www.weddingclipart.com/

You have to pay about $40 for a year membership but you can download as much as you would like.  I designed my own invitations too.  I am very pleased with them.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I paid about $10 for a set of vector scrolls from istockphoto.com.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2010

istockphoto.com.  You will need adobe illustrator, photoshop or INdesign or someother design software to be able to use the images thought. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah most invitation designers use illustrator and/or indesign and then download vector art and paintbrushes in the shape of scrolls and flowers and whatnot.  I used Illustrator to design mine.  Illustrator is a very expensive program so I’d suggest you have them designed over buying the program.  Either that or perhaps go with some sort of stamping.  You could even do embossed stamps and have them look raised.  Or you could buy an L Letterpress from AC Moore and create a faux letterpress – can turn out really great. You can even order custom plates so that your invites are unique.  Let me know if you have any questions about any of this stuff and good luck!

 

Here are mine By The Way – I did all the printing, and cutting of the white pieces and bought the green stuff (all from paper-source.com).  Saved a ton doing them myself!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also check out Etsy.  Sometimes you can find people that will design for you, but then send you the image and you can use it where you want.  I designed my own vector in powerpoint.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also check out Etsy.  Sometimes you can find people that will design for you, but then send you the image and you can use it where you want.  I designed my own vector in powerpoint.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For my invitations, I designed the wording in OpenOffice (a free MS Office type program). I searched google images for months (but I was being hyper picky!) for THE perfect image. Found a custom stamp designer on etsy and she made me a stamp of the image I love for $5! I also bought a fancy shape (bubbles) paper puncher from Michael’s with a 50% off coupon. I plan to print all my paper products out plain (except for the rehearsal and brunch invites), then stamp and punch them into shape! 🙂 by placeing the cardstock over colored paper, the paper punches jump out at you and the stamped images add visual interest. For the rehearsal and brunch invites, I found pictures on google images, got rid of things I didn’t like or need in them in Paint (the free program that ships with all Windows systems), copied and pasted them where I wanted them within the text of my rehearsal and brunch invites. I got some of my paper products (the pocketfold invites and the envelopes) on sale at cardsandpockets.com and I bought white 110lb cardstock in a 250 per packge set at Office Depot for $5. I’ll have ended up spending about $120 for 90 invitations, Reception cards, RSVPS, brunch invitations, rehearsal invitations, After Party invitations, and thank you cards. Although, that does not count postage.

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