Post # 1
Our invites were printed professionally, and I’ve already blown all of our paper budget, so it’s up to me to design the rest of the stationary. I can do this (I think I can, I think I can!), but I need a little help.
Where can I find fun boarders/designs/flourishes for the programs, reserved signs, favors, I want to create? Oh! And I only have Microsoft Office (on a Mac) to work with, so Word, Power Point, etc. I’m not cool enough for the fancy schmancy programs yet 🙂
Post # 3
You can download trials of the ‘fancy schmancy’ programs! 🙂 Go to http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ and you can get trial versions of programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
As for places to download things, I would recommend vecteezy.com – they have tons on there!! Also istockphoto.com – it’s not free but the variety is amazing.
Post # 4
DIY wedding template Freebies.. or something similar, there are literally lots of downloads you can use!! thats were i have got all my from.
If your quick go to designbetty.com and they are GIVING FREEEEEEE < Yes i said free template designs for the next few days… (like im talking as i speak could be gone)
have fun, and if you want im happy to help you out, just send me an email and discuss what you want and i can create you a template? and you can alter from there. Im not great at it but im sure that it can give you a starting point.
Post # 5
I woul seriously start by looking at what you already have – Word. Office comes with a lot of simple line art & clip art for clean flourishes.
Otherwise, I suggest the stamp route. That way, you can print the text portions easily and add stamp flourishes later. I would recommend getting an acrylic block and the clear stamps that come in sheets. You can get a lot of different stamps for cheap that way. I’m using a colored motif for my stationary, but I used a simple black “Thank You” stamp for my thank you notes which were discounted blank note cards from TJ Maxx!
Post # 6
If you need any help just send me a message – I’m a graphic designer and would be happy to help you!