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#1 Opice34

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    Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:25 PM

    Okay, you guys are so crafty! What are you using to make these DIY invitations? How do you cut the paper straight? Are you just using a regular ruler? I can't imagine even making anything decent with normal office supplies!! Are there special invitation making tools or scrapbooking stuff or something? You guys are so good!

    #2 Betsy


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      Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:33 AM

      I went to Hobby Lobby ( the only craft store in my small town ) and bought some aqua paper for the background - I found clip art on the internet ( a starfish ) and just used my HP software - The easiest thing is just to start playing around with it and find out what you like best! I also ordered some baby starfish off ebay to embellish - Good Luck!

      #3 Jentwo

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        Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:46 AM

        I bought a paper cutter from Office Max and a separate blade that perforates. I plan on having Kinko's do the cutting though since I have ~125 invitations! Since I'm making boarding pass invites with ticket sleeves I also bought an exact knife to do the "fine" cutting manually.

        #4 StephanieMN

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          Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:23 AM

          I love my paper cutter! Mine is like this Fiskars paper cutter at Stitch-R-Stuff and More but a lot nicer. I would say that has been our best investment. I paid around $30 for it but use it all the time. I swear FH gets shakey just seeing a scissor :)

          #5 becks



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            Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:42 AM

            Yes - have to use a paper cutter. And, having used the old "guillotine" style one at the office, I'm SO making the investment in a rotary cutter.

            But it is a function of playing around with it until you get a look or idea that you like.

            If you need any pointers, feel free to PM me with questions or samples. Happy to help in any way I can.

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