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#11 tvt

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    Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:07 PM

    Hi ladies, I really want to make my own invites. I'm looking on mountaincow.com and they have software for sale. Are any of you using/used special software for your DIY invites?

    Also, has anyone gone through Mountaincow - Print Invitations At Home - Software and Printable Stationery

    #12 Adamsgrrl

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      Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:15 PM

      I used Adobe Illustrator.

      I was looking at MountainCow but didn't want to shell out the $$. I even had my FI search if he could download it online but he couldn't find it. I found out about MountainCow from a Wedding Magazine ~ looks like it may work. It depends upon how complicated you want your invites to look like, if its simple you can probably just buy clip art from Wedding Clipart - Make Wedding Invitations and Programs - Free Trial! and make it in word or ppt.

      #13 tvt

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        Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:19 PM

        I was browsing more and for a DIY project it's still spendy! And I'm not head over heels about the designs I've seen so far.

        What about Photoshop? Could you use that to create invites??

        #14 Adamsgrrl

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          Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:32 PM

          I just opened Photoshop. You can use it... there's a function in all Adobe programs called Bride where you can access thousands of photos online i.e. starfish, palm trees, etc. But there is no clip art that I know of that you can use. So for example, I wanted to use a photo of a starfish, I resized it smaller, turned it into black and white, then picked the color I wanted to make it so that it appears to be a drawing.

          #15 *JillD*

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            Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:47 PM

            I made my own, but I didn't buy software. I just bought one of the DIY kits at staples and created it in word and printed them. They are plain, but I really didn't care because I didn't want to spend a lot on invites. Mine are white with a raised silver border. The kit came with the invitations and response cards for 50 invites. A lot of invitation websites sell the DIY ones too, I think Michaels also has them, or AC moore, one of them.

            #16 ~Melissa~

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            Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:17 PM

            I'm a fan of Adobe as well. I love photshop and illustrater. I've never hear of mountain cow before you mentioned them but they lok like a good product.

            Let us know what you decide on tara.

            Oh BTW what did you have in mind for a theme for your invites?

            #17 Janet

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              Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:22 PM

              I used Adobe InDesign, since I already had it on my computer. How fancy do you want your invites to be? Text only or graphics too?

              #18 Tlseege

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              Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:28 PM

              Alright Ms. Tara, what are you thinking here? What do you want your invitations to look like? Do you have a photo to go off of? Do you have a theme, colors, style? What is your price range? I have a lot of ideas for DIY invites, but they vary quite a lot.
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              #19 tvt

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                Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:57 PM

                Wow, you ladies are so great!

                I want to do something casual and vacationish... if that makes sense. Fun, simple, casual, beachy theme - starfish, turtles, beach, palm trees, whatever is beachy.

                As for colors... not sure. Just tropical colors. I'm not sure we'll have a color scheme since we're not doing bridesmaids and groomsmen.

                I REALLY want Photoshop! I'm trying to get a bootlegged copy from someone, or I might just buy it off of ebay! I LOVE that program and desperately want it.

                Oh, and I probably have to invite 200 or so people, but I'm open to spending some time on them.

                Can you tell I have no idea what I want? I really don't care all that much, as long as they are cute

                #20 Heidi

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                  Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:14 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by tvt
                  Wow, you ladies are so great!

                  I want to do something casual and vacationish... if that makes sense. Fun, simple, casual, beachy theme - starfish, turtles, beach, palm trees, whatever is beachy.

                  As for colors... not sure. Just tropical colors. I'm not sure we'll have a color scheme since we're not doing bridesmaids and groomsmen.

                  I REALLY want Photoshop! I'm trying to get a bootlegged copy from someone, or I might just buy it off of ebay! I LOVE that program and desperately want it.

                  Oh, and I probably have to invite 200 or so people, but I'm open to spending some time on them.

                  Can you tell I have no idea what I want? I really don't care all that much, as long as they are cute
                  I use Macromedia Fireworks. Just like Photoshop, but MUCH more user-friendly!!! Probably cheaper too...not sure about that though.
                  Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!




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