(Closed) Neeeeed help!! DIY invites

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

These are inexpensive.. they’re a little different than the style you’re looking for, but you could cut the top and bottom to achieve your look if you wanted to.  We used cardsandpockets.com for our DIY invites and they turned out amazing!

http://www.cardsandpockets.com/petalfold5x725pack.aspx

Post # 4
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959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@dmuszall: THe invites you want are totally doable! Like the PP suggested, order your pocketfolds from cardsandpockets.com. Between my Fiance and I we did our own DIY lace wedding invites and all the hard work payed off! Everyone has complimented us on our invites. We even made our own lace bellybands 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

by all means girl do NOT try to cut those silly curved edges from plain card stock you will likely go mad. 

Purchase a petal card, like PP said, Paper and more is another good site if you are looking for textured paper, cards and pockets is great too if you are looking for a specific colour. 

purchase a straight old paper cutter. The kind where you can line up on a grid works the best, cut off the top and bottom petal, add your starfish. done. 

btw… are you realy using real starfish? I think you could proably acheive a similar look with something like this and some textured card stock. for a fraction of the cost and slightly less death involved. just a thought. 

 http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Punch-Bunch-Large-Starfish-Punch/5754522/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&kw=%7Bkeyword%7D&adtype=pla

 

Post # 7
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11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i would pick up a rotary cutting wheel.  it’s like a mini pizza cutter.  it should make your cutting easier.

i would also make a hard template of the shape that you are trying to achieve and use that when cutting.  don’t just draw a line and cut on the line, it won’t be perfect.  keep the hard template in place when cutting and use it as a guide.

i know they make punches to round edges but i don’t think they make one large enough for your project.

Post # 8
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4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

They make corner punches, which are fairly inexpensive, but cut corners too tight for what you are trying to do.  

If you already bought the paper (I made my pocketfolds as well, which were a bit more complicated than yours!) I would make a template, copy the template over to each of your cards with a light pencil and cut them out with an exacto knife and a cutting mat.  Both are fairly inexpensive and can be bought at any craft store.  Creases are easy to make as well with the blunt side of the exacto knife and a good ruler.  

I really don’t think that this is going to be very difficult to do, like I said, mine were way worse!  But you need to understand that they will not be as perfect as if they were bought.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@dmuszall: If you already have all the cardstock then stop by your local Michael’s and purchase a circle cutter (they will indicate which one is the best). It may be a bit harder to cut out a starfish out of paper and I think the actualy starfish looks nicer than a cut out paper. Just keep in mind it will weigh when you mail off your invites. I am sure your invites will come out great 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@emstar168:  Those are the ones I was referring to! Thanks for posting because I didn’t know it’s exact name.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@msfuturea:  I saw your post and just googled circle paper cutter! OP, if you get this one, make sure you read the reviews at the top — lots of good tips on how to use it correctly!

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