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I’m very proud of my new found talent, that I wanted to share it with everyone 🙂 . Comments and constructive criticism are definitely welcomed…lol.
After months of debate with Mr. Torres over the invitaions, I was able to prove that. I can make our own stationary. Thanks to Illustrator and Photoshop I was able to design the invitations as well as some other details (more later).
INVITE MATERIALS: The pocketfolds are the vertico pockets in antique gold from cardsandpockets.com. the green metallic ribbon is from Michael’s Arts and Crafts. All of my cardstock is from paperandmore.com in champagne and gold linen. Except for the lining of the envelopes which is from A.C. Moore. I only have two inserts. RSVP and Accommodations as the venue provides the cards below with directions on back.
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I hope these are able to be seen
Post # 4
Those are GORGEOUS! You did an awesome job! I wish I could do that! I just don’t know where to start with the design part. I know I can make the pocketfolds myself.
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I used illustrator and photoshop to design mine, but Word actually offers templates that you can use. I think I’ve even seen in the DIY section templates that other bees are posting. If you need help brainstorming let me know.
Just to explain my design steps…
Step 1. Form an idea of how formal you would like your invitations to be. Search the internet, magazine, and even craft store invitaions for ideas. Also, with my camera phone i would take pictures of invitations that I liked whether it was the wording, style,etc. whenever I spotted a bridal magazine :).My venue is formal so I was trying to present that through my invitaions without having to tell guest how they have to come dressed. Our wedding is on the fourth of July, so I didn’t want poeple to think it was a casual event so I went with elegant fonts (which you can download for free from many sites).
Step 2. On plain printer paper. I cut out each insert and invitation. I then wrote out wording that I wanted to use on each sheet way before I even sat in front of the computer.
Step 3. Find clip art, in my case, photoshop brushes that I could use to create a design. I’ve seen such creative ideas anywhere from actual peacock feathers to confetti on the invitation to swirls created using circle design in paint.
Step 4. Keep it simple. (I did have to repeat step 4 a couple + times, you can and may get carried away with your invitations). I think the more intricate we try to make things the more it can turn out to look too home made..lol. A simple ribbon, two-three colors tops on the entire invitation is good, and jazz it up with the fonts (after all that is what’s being looked at the most)