(Closed) Strategies for writing addresses straight?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would cut some cardboard or other stiff paper in the same size as your envelope. Measure how far down from the top you want the first line of your addresses to go, then cut that much off the top of the cardboard guide. Repeat using different pieces of cardboard for second and third lines of the addresses. Then use each piece of cardboard as a guide for where to write… does that make sense? I’m not really sure how to explain it. I had thought about doing this as well but ended up printing directly onto our envelopes.

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You might want to draw very light pencil lines on the envelopes to make sure your letters are straight and the same height.  Sort of time consuming though.

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is what I did for our thank-you note envelopes: I had some lined index cards lying around and I would use the top of the card as my straight line guide, and use one of the lines on the card to line up with the bottom edge of the envelope, then you can just move it down, you’ll always have lines to use to keep it straight. Now, this does nothing to keep it centered :/

Post # 6
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would use any sort of straight-edge thing to keep things tidy. A clear piece of thin plastic might be especially handy, because then you could see what’s happening under it. Try it out different ways on scrap paper and see what feels good for you. And, remember to let lines dry so you don’t smudge them!

Post # 7
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have a Creative Memries tools that allows you to write in a straight line without locking letters that would go lower (like y’s and g’s)

Also you could use a piece of paper or thick cardboard and trace really soft pencil lines that are easily erased! (I would get a good eraser for this….like an artists)

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