(Closed) What craft machines are you using for your wedding DIY?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do what? I’m confused?

And the only machine I used was my computer and printer.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I have been using my sewing machine a lot, for invites and my dress, signs, invites and many other things, thought I don’t know if that counts as a ‘craft machine’ I don’t have any paper cutting things, other than my fancy edged scisors and my little fiskars die punches. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The lifestyles crafts letterpress machine. I’d only recommend it for small projects.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This is my favorite craft machine 🙂

 

We are DIYing our STD’s, Invites, Programs, Day of Direction Cards, website and apps–so this has been a lifesaver. I’m also quite partial to the Silhouette Cameo. I have a friend who lets me borrow it on occassion. It doesn’t take cartridges and you can use your own fonts and graphics with it. There’s another bee who used it for belly band cut outs and envelope calligraphy and her invites are jaw dropping gorgeous

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Aside from the obvious of a computer I’ve got an arsenal of craft punches, a paper cutter, will be using a cricut, hand embossing and have also used my sewing machine quite a bit making bm gifts

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used some little tools and obviously a printer/computer, but I also used a Cuttlebug to punch out the shapes for my DIY favour bag tags.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@icetea:  I actually borrowed it from a friend just for this task.  I found that it definitely was helpful because all of the ovals are exactly the same.  Once I got the hang of it it was alright, but I thought it was a bit cumbersome and time-consuming.  You have to manually manipulate it.  I was glad I had it though because it was better than a hand punch.

To make the design on the bags I used rubber stamps and a fabric ink pad (Versacraft brand).  Then I just had to heat set them by placing a hot iron on them for a few seconds. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@icetea:  It is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it. I’ve used the Silhouette SD (last generation) and the Cameo. I don’t know where you are in Washington, but there’s a Paper Source brick and mortar in Bellevue (the website told me so) and they may have a Silhouette there that you could check out in real life. I found out about it when I went to the one in Boston and the manager was playing on it–I was pretty much sold. Some stores do “How-To” classes with them.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I mostly just used my computer or did everything by hand. i wanted a cricut but to save money I just bought a circle cutter, a straight paper cutter and did all my cutting and stamping manually.

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