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#21 Shay4966

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    Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:22 AM

    I printer I used was the Canon Pixma MX882 - here are my STD's    

    MrsTGun, Shay and anyone happy with their color  printers:

     

    Can you ladies please provide the specs for your printers? I'm in the market for a new printer and may as well get one that I can use for my upcoming DIY projects....Thanks!



     



    #22 futuremrstgun

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      Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

      I have the very same printer and it's GREAT!!! R~

      I printer I used was the Canon Pixma MX882 - here are my STD's    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/78850/shays-boarding-pass-save-the-dates-yaaaayyyy-finally-done-pic-heavy
       


       



      #23 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

        Thanks for the reply, ladies!

        #24 Traci7642

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          Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

          I used Vistaprint for my Save the Dates so I'm not sure if that counts as professional or DIY.  I purchased 100 post cards for a total of $24.96 (which includes shipping to my house).  That makes each save the date, $0.25.  Pretty cheap in my opinion!!! 

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          #25 JennyBenz

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            Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

            Shay, I LOVE your STD'S!!! This is exactly what I'm thinking of doing. Just one question- where did you find the images for the background? I keep googling [if that's even a word LOL] and I can't find the "right one". I only hope mine come out half as nice as yours

            I printer I used was the Canon Pixma MX882 - here are my STD's    http://www.bestdesti...-done-pic-heavy
             



             



             



            #26 JennyBenz

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              Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:52 AM


              These are super cute Traci! And I can't believe they were a quarter each! Talk about a deal!!!

              I've used VistaPrint many times before, and they always come out exactly as pictured on the computer, which is great [and reliable]!

              I'm going to try and venture into Photoshop-ing my STD's. It's been a long time since I've used it, but hopefully I can remember most of it ;)


               

              Originally Posted by Traci7642 

              I used Vistaprint for my Save the Dates so I'm not sure if that counts as professional or DIY.  I purchased 100 post cards for a total of $24.96 (which includes shipping to my house).  That makes each save the date, $0.25.  Pretty cheap in my opinion!!! 

              Front postcard.png

              Back postcard.png



               



              #27 Shay4966

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                Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

                JennyBenz - 

                 

                Thank you soo much.I found most of the images on google under "images" and cropped and rotated to my fit. I can send you my template if you like. 
                 

                Originally Posted by JennyBenz 

                Shay, I LOVE your STD'S!!! This is exactly what I'm thinking of doing. Just one question- where did you find the images for the background? I keep googling [if that's even a word LOL] and I can't find the "right one". I only hope mine come out half as nice as yours

                 

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                #28 Shay4966

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                  Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

                  I would suggest using Microsoft Publisher if you have it. It will be much easier to use (in my opinion). 
                   

                  Originally Posted by JennyBenz 


                  These are super cute Traci! And I can't believe they were a quarter each! Talk about a deal!!!

                  I've used VistaPrint many times before, and they always come out exactly as pictured on the computer, which is great [and reliable]!

                  I'm going to try and venture into Photoshop-ing my STD's. It's been a long time since I've used it, but hopefully I can remember most of it ;)


                   



                   



                   



                  #29 finleya

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                    Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

                    Is there any way I could get a copy of that template if you have time? I would really like to start working on a monogram and I want to do postcard RSVPs....



                    #30 Diamantenyc

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                      Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

                      cute save the dates






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