Post # 1
This is my first DIY post and it’s a little long…but I want to be as informative as possible.
I’m not usually a crafty person so when I announed to my MOH that I wanted to do my own invites she gave me the crazy eye. Let me tell you, these are really easy to work with.
My biggest help was googling “Michael’s Invitation Kits by Brides PROBLEMS”. Not many were mentioned but the biggest was making sure you use an inkjet printer NOT a laser printer. HUGE HELP! I happen to have both kinds and the test on the laser printer smeared and left dots. Totally different story with the inkjet printer.
This kit came with:
- 5×7 Invitations & Envelopes
- Responce Cards & Envelopes
- Purple Ribbon
- Wording Template
Extra stuff I bought to complete the look:
- Ivory cardstock packs from Michael’s
- Rubber stamper from Michael’s
- Avery Address Labels #5160 from Wal-Mart
I used the extra cardstock to make Directions (printed on the back)/Registry Info/Contact Info cards and used the rubber stamper and an orange marker to create the flourish on the corners.
The word sample page tells you to go to http://www.gartnerstudios.com
and download the template for your invitations and response cards. I eneded up scrapping it and creating one on my own but thats only because I’m my own worst enemy. Also, I found all of my fonts on http://www.dafont.com
As for the writing of each address and return address, I was not about to do that by hand. If you’re like me, your handwriting changes from perfect to child-like after about 30 of these. SO, I bought the Avery Labels and using their online template created my return address labels for the Invitation Envelopes as well as the Response Card Envelope. For each guests address on the Invitation Envelopes I just created a template using Microsoft Office Word and ran the envelopes through my printer. I held my breath putting the first envelope through because I was sure it would catch and with my luck my printer would catch on fire or something….alas, it was smooth sailing.
Everything came together and nicely and in almost all of my response cards I had notes on how much they liked the invites.
If anyone has any questions feel free to ask!!
Post # 3
These came out AMAZING! I love them! You did a great job.
Post # 5
I love them!!! I was looking @ the same kit for my wedding.
What font did you use for your registry card??
Post # 6
@MrsN2Be I used a font called Written On His Hands. I found all of my special fonts on http://www.dafont.com .