(Closed) Template for Miss Poodle’s invitations?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Why not send her a message and ask if she’ll give you the template? Or maybe you can convince her to post it up on the DIY portion of the site?

While printing my own invites, I definitely had some margin trouble. Especially trying to print the two reception cards to a page with the kit I had. I used the back of a few examples and double printed so as not to waste paper. I’m having the same problem with my programs now because I can’t get my printer to print the pages in the right order.

My trick for not having Photoshop? You can do a lot of basic layout things in Powerpoint and then group everything together and save the group as an image. It’s a dirty way to go about it. I haven’t used it for text before, but it works great for photos. Then, you might be able to get more control over spacing by pasting the new image into Word or whatever other program you are using.

Good luck!

Post # 4
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you considered doing an Etsy Alchemy request for a template, and then filling it in yourself? That might work!

Also… just throwing this out there, unless she saved it as a photoshop image too (which, because I’m kinda lazy, I almost never do when doing wedding stuff), the layers are gone so it’s not going to be something you can change easily.

Post # 5
2765 posts
Sugar bee

Most DIY invite PhotoShop templates are pretty complex, and aren’t something that can be easily shared…

Just mentioning that b/c a number of our bees have gotten emails asking for their templates… and when they’ve expressed reluctance, they’ve gotten angry emails in response!  What a bummer…

So anyway, thought I’d set expectations up front! 🙂


Post # 6
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Yeah, mrbee is so right! I’m glad he pointed this out… it is sooo difficult to go back through and remove all the layers of your personal information sometimes!

I was thinking about something else–make the image in photoshop 300 dpi, use the snap to grid function and make your image .5 inches smaller on all sides to allow for a good print margin (Ex: An 8.5 x 11″ paper would be 7.5 x 10″ when I was working with it, to allow for necessary print margins.) These things might help your situation!

Good luck!

Post # 7
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Can I suggest using Illustrator instead of using Photoshop? It’s much easier to make a template for print documents that way… especially with all of the margins and everything else.

My best advice is trying your best to make something in the spirit of what you WANT and not just what you see. It’s very frustrating when you can’t recreate something EXACTLY, but better when you get the spirit of it right!

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