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#21 michelle08

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    Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

    I will most likely print my invites...that calligraphy font seems interesting...I will probably look into that.

    However my FMIL does Calligraphy, so my FI already told her she had to do the envelopes...

    #22 Martha

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      Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:24 PM

      I saw caligraphy pens at Hobby Lobby the other day and was gonna buy one just to check it out...not sure why I didn't! lol

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        Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:35 PM

        Originally Posted by JANET1111
        I just invited my friend with the best handwriting over, ordred takeout for us both, and we did them all ourselves. They didn't look like traditional calligraphy, but they were cute anyway so I was happy.
        Great idea Janet. My mom was going to do them with a regular ink pen in her 1950's cursive - you know how everyone had to learn precise penmanship in the old days? LOL Anyway that would have worked too. I think you shouldn't fuss too much because the envelopes are the first thing in the trash anyway.

        #24 babycow

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          Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:29 PM

          Originally Posted by cheese_diva
          I just read something about this and thought it was great..

          Do your own Calligraphy: Find a great font on dafont.com and download. Print on your computer your guest names and addresses.. using a light box or if you have a glass coffee table clamp a bright light underneath, place your printed paper inside the envelope.. use a calligraphy pen and TRACE!!

          I have a girlfriend who offered to do ours, but I thought this idea was great and super crafty.
          I read this DIY cheat tip a while ago too and thought it was the greatests thing ever! I haven't thought that far in advance about addressing my invites but this sound like something I could do, especially since I didn't realize printing labels for invites was not very etiquette friendly, at least according to the Budget Bio over at the Knot.
          Any suggestions on free fonts to download that look like calligraphy?
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          #25 foxytv

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            Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:37 PM

            I'm going to try my hand at calligraphy (I've got a few months to practice) but it won't look like the traditional stuff .. more like a modern cursive with a twis, maybe...

            #26 gkashmira

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              Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:47 PM

              I did my own and I think they looked pretty good. I mean they weren't professional but they were definitely pretty. I just bought a fine/medium point black calligraphy pen (well pens) and just practiced a bit first.
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              #27 Spazz

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                Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:54 PM

                Originally Posted by michelle08
                I will most likely print my invites...that calligraphy font seems interesting...I will probably look into that.
                I just figured I would print them out using Microsoft Word's calligraphy font. Has anyone else done this and has it turned out nice?

                #28 -Kate-

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                  Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:39 PM

                  I bought Calligraphy for Dummies yesterday. I'll practice with that and see what I can do.

                  #29 Jtds2713

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                    Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:46 PM

                    I did my own! Here it is! I learned it as a child too!

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                    #30 TATrisha


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                    Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:41 PM

                    Alright, I just addressed my niece's first birthday invites on gorgeous pink metallic paper. They were super cute, if I do say so myself. Anyway, my sister got hers in the mail... and told me it was pointless to do so much work on the envelope since the post office distroyed it! With all of their stamps, you couldn't read the return address... and then they got black ink all over it as well. Booo. Now I know that when I get married I will FOR SURE not waste my time doing them by hand!!!


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