| Originally Posted by da.shmoopies |
If you use the Fiskar's cutter, just make sure that you run the blade down firmly (not too hard though) and then zip it back up the paper so that you cut any little bits that got missed and would keep the cut off pieces attached (you end up ripping paper, by trying to pull it apart).
I was lucky. I had a friend that just had a wedding and they purchased a really good deskjet. They let me borrow it so I saved some $$ that way. If you don't go the printer route, maybe you have some good friends! Otherwise, I agree with Carly about having them printed out.
Also, there are some good tropical prints from the â€” iDiY
site that another BDW bride posted earlier today!
And the DaFonts has good fonts for adding things like a Hibiscus: dafont.com
Great tips! Thanks! I have downloaded a bunch of fonts from da fonts already (for work stuff - marketing our swim school) and I went back recently and downloaded a bunch more that are relevant to my DW. I made myself about 15 - 20 monograms just because it was so much fun to play with the fonts! I let my FI pick his favorite. I love that site (and the other free font websites that are out there!)
I wish I knew someone with a good printer.
Mich999 - I think I'm going to do like you and have Kinkos print for me. I'd probably spend the same amount of money on printer ink anyway, and dealing with the pages not feeding correctly and all of that (in my cheap printer) would be a huge pain! I have a guillotine paper cutter as well, but it doesn't work very well. It leaves the ends uncut or makes sloppy cuts. I probably need to have the blade sharpened. But it's so big that I don't do a great job lining it up on my cut lines. I actually did better on my trial runs with scissors than with my big paper cutter.
F. Mrs. G. - I had no idea what a bone folder was or how to use one. (I also had no idea what the Fiskars rotary tool was or how it worked.) So I did a YouTube search and found this video: YouTube Video
And on a Google search I found this article: How To Use a Bone Folder
All of a sudden this horrible dauting task didn't seem so bad. I had no idea about all of these nifty little tools! The last time I was in a craft store was probably in 9th grade to get posterboard for a school project.
Thanks to everyone for opening my eyes to this stuff!