Post # 1
So these are just a very early prototype of what I want my invitations to look like. Chocolate brown and kiwi green – I made these pocket folds myself using cardstock, but will be purchasing ones for my actual invitations from cardsandpockets.com. I’ll be purchasing the Vertico style pocket folds in coffee bean and then making all my own inserts and enclosures. Although I may buy belly bands on the site instead of using the one I made here. So my real one will be semi DIY!
But, for those of you brides on a real tight budget, you can do it this way by using simple cardstock, folding it in half, and cutting the bottom off of the left side only (the side with the actual invitation), then fold the right side bottom up and glue it. That flap will be used as your pocket.
I made the wording and logo using Gimp for Mac (a free downloadable program) or you can also use Paint.Net for Windows which is free and I think easier to use. Let me know if you have any questions 🙂
Post # 3
I think it looks great! I too am purchasing my invites from cardsandpockets.com. I am excited to see how mine turn out. I like the belly band and the borders around the invite. Great job!
Post # 4
You did your font and design on the Gimp program for MacBooks? I am really trying to cut costs everywhere I can without making everything LOOK CHEAP! Your invites above are soooo cute! I also have a Mac so I will have to look into this Gimp program download. You said the program for Windows might be a little easier…..was the Gimp hard to maneuver? I am not the most technically savvy person with this Mac yet! ha
Thanks for the post and helpful hints! Any feedback or tips you have on Gimp…please share!
Post # 5
Thank you 🙂 Gimp is not that hard, although I have had some experience using Photoshop and PAINT.NET beforehand. With that being said, I would suggest downloading the Photoshop trial from Adobe and making the invitations in the trial program. Photoshop is great and that is what I’m using for the Save The Dates – and then when time comes for the invitations I am going to download another trial onto our laptop -(cheap I know, but Photoshop is just too expensive!)
For the fonts, you can just google “free fonts” and plenty of websites with fonts will come up. The fancier font I used here was “Scriptina”. Any other questions?!
Post # 6
These look great! Thanks for the tip on making the pocket folds.