(Closed) Requests for templates – does it really work?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Did you receive the template/instructions/tutorial through a request on the DIY gallery?
    yes : (4 votes)
    29 %
    no : (9 votes)
    64 %
    sometimes : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve gotten a ton of requests for templates. The thing is, the stuff I’ve made doesn’t really have a template. A lot of my DIY projects were done in photoshop so unless the requester has the same version that I do, the file would be useless. In order for me to even send the file, I’d have to edit all of my personal information out of it which, depending on what we’re talking about, would basically leave a the whole thing blank. I had quite a few requests for my program template. I literally just typed up all of the information that I wanted to include and printed it out on the appropriate size paper. Anyone can figure that out themselves.

    I’ll be the first to admit that I kind of ignore the template requests. If I answered each one, I’d spend hours sending emails explaining the same thing I did above. Besides, I’m not some DIY genius. If someone really wanted to replicate my creation, it would be easy enough to do without me basically doing the work for them. 

    Post # 4
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve never asked for any templates but the one DIY I posted I’ve sent everyone that requested a PDF version of my sign. But like CaitMarae I made mine in PhotoShop so while I sent the PDF file out to everyone I don’t know how helpful it’ll actually be.

    Post # 5
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    when I was making stuff for the wedding i would just be inspired by the DIY board, I never downloaded or requested their templates but I did copy some ideas.

    Post # 6
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I got my Dollar Store escort card template from a Bee.  It worked out great!  Total cost for escort cards, $3 thanks to a creative Bee!


    Post # 7
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @UpstateCait: I totally agree with this.  While it is helpful if Bee’s share what fonts they used (and where they downloaded them, if they did so) and any other helpful tips (like spacing or font size)….it isn’t practical to share a personally designed Photoshop project because editing out personal information would leave it blank.

    Post # 7
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012


    Post # 8
    2 posts
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have a playbill template I get a lot of requests for.  I have sent the template to every person that asked for it but sometimes people don’t read what program it was designed in and ask for me to convert it.

    Um no.

    Post # 9
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I always ask for templates and out of the 10 or so I requested, I got maybe 3. I wish the others would help a bride out. I feel it’s no fun to post something cool and not be able to help us out 🙁

    Post # 10
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not sure why people don’t just post the files to begin with in the DIY section.  That said, I’ve gotten about 1/3 of my requests and very much appreciated them.

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