Post # 1
I was wondering for all you tech savy brides (&/or your grooms) what is the best way to design a post-card save the date? I am really hoping to use digital pictures we have taken on our SLR over the years- and put four pics scattered on the front…One large photo with two or three over laid along the side or bottom…
- Originally I was considering using a website to upload the pics– Any recommendations? (I have heard of using the USPS shutterfly…)
- But then I thought about just designing one… I have heard of people using power point? Is it designed on power point then the file uploaded elsewhere?
Anyone have any tips on how I can make an eye catching, color popping multi-photo card using a particular design tool?
Can you share how you designed your save-the-date with photo files you used?
Post # 3
I used Photoshop. I was able to crop my engagement photos and resize them to to the size I needed. I used a different Layer for each photo, the background, and the text.
You can see a sample of my STD on my blog at: http://www.xanga.com/strawberrybaby78
I just submitted the file to Vistaprint for processing. If you are using VIstaprint, be sure to start off your Photoshop session by making your file the right size. I was off by a tenths of an inch and wasn’t able to resize without warping my photos so I had to start again. (Probably could have tried to figure it out, but that would have taken me longer)
Post # 4
I actually did STD magnets, not postcards, but just wanted to share a warning about VistaPrint — I’ve heard that often they try to scam buyers by automatically signing you up for a "rewards" program that charges your credit card every month. We used them for our magnets and they turned out really great, but we used Bank of America’s ShopSafe function when we placed the order just to be safe. You might want to consider doing the same if you decide to use vistaprint and your bank/credit card offers a safety feature like that.
Post # 5
Zazzle has alot of cute ones..you can just edit them or customize.
I am also going to have this wonderful woman design my invitations and she does some save the dates that are GORGEOUS and can have a pic in them too. She’s reasonable also.
Her name is Heather and you can also find her on etsy.
I have on one of my older blog pages (I think 1 or 2 pages back..long blog on my pre-wedding planning and lots of style stuff) some of her work too.
She is in process of doing a trial run on an invitation. I am soon to be engaged, but am just awaiting it on the hand..
check her work out.
Post # 6
sorry, it’s on page 1 at the bottom of my blog.
Post # 7
here’s a link to one of her gorgeous designs:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15099430 very reasonable.
There are also some good designers on etsy if you’re not in the DIY mood.