are happy to give advice and assistance to help you on your way. If you
to source a particular craft item or card blank please feel free to
for free advice.
ahead as you will have so many other things to do. Decide when you
would like to send your invitations out and allow time to prepare your
design, source your materials plus you may need several weeks to make them.
There are so
many craft outlets selling all sorts of items for card making.
We supply a range of d-i-y items including card blanks and envelopes to help
you on your way.
stationery items you will be making and what size card blank you want for
each. If you decide you want an unusual shaped card, make sure you can
find an envelope to fit it first!
wedding magazines and your local card shops for inspiration. Remember
designs are subject to copyright but they can give you ideas for your own
is the key. Don't be afraid to use a range of materials - beads, wire,
feathers, flowers and so on. Avoid putting too many different elements
on your design, sometimes less is more. Practice
your design on folded plain paper or old card scraps first. Use coloured
papers, ribbons, wording or inserts to incorporate your wedding colour.
Plan how your
design will be incorporated into each stationery item. Will all your
design elements fit on a smaller thank you card, for example.
How will it look on a table plan. Consider using one particular
element, a paper flower for example, which can be used with other items on
some of your stationery and on its own on other items. This will give your
stationery a themed look. Make sure your design is not too time
consuming, difficult or fiddly. If you're making 100 cards, you'll be
cursing by the end of it.
much you want to spend on your stationery, either a cost per item or total
budget. It's very easy to get carried away with all the craft items
available. Keep your budget in mind when planning your design.
water-based glues for paper elements on your design. They tend to
soak into the paper making creases and indentation.
PVA can be used for
your card embellishments (but only very sparingly). For a
professional look and ease of use, we highly recommend using our glue
dots and adhesive tapes.
Get some sort
of production line going. Make up each element from your design ready
to place on your card rather than doing one card at a time. Make sure
you are well away from anything that can spill or stain your
invitations. Store away from heat and sources of smell. Make
sure your hands are clean. If you are doing lots of gluing, keep
washing your hands as it tends to get everywhere.
Inserts can be
handwritten, printed on an inkjet printer, photocopied, or you could have
them professionally printed. Check out bridal magazines or wedding
sites for examples of wording.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST,