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Original Vs. Mine

Original Vs. Mine

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In Part One of this series of tutorials,
I showed you how to create a Background and also how to save your work.

In Part Two, I showed you
how to create and save a cool borders and plain base to add text and graphics.

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Today, I am going to show you how to add gorgeous whimsical fonts with all your details and also how to add and alter graphics to complete your gorgeous woodsy-themed C6 invitation.

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Part Three

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After completing these three easy tutorials you will be an expert on using almost any online Photo Editing software.

Go forth and have some fun.

And if you make your own version, make sure you show me your efforts in the comments section. You can put a link to your own blog post or upload a photo.

I’d love to see your creation.

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In Part One
I showed you how to create a ‘Woodsy’ background
for a Postcard-Sized DIY Invitation.

 

Completed Part One

Completed Part One

I made it as detailed as possible
so that you would feel comfortable if you wanted to create
a different themed background.

So, how did you go?

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Now it’s time for Part Two
– creating a white overlay to create the completed background,
ready to add text and graphics – the absolute best bit of creating the invitation

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Part Two - White overlay  over woodsy background

Part Two – White overlay
onto woodsy background 
(Part One)

Are you ready to rock and roll?
Here we go . . . .

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Part Two.

Now VERY importantly – don’t forget to SAVE this to your desktop,
ready for the final stage – Part Three.

If you have forgotten how to save your background,
go to my instructions here.

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And, if you do create an invitation yourself – show it off!
Upload a copy in the ‘Comments’ or link to your own blog.

I’d LOVE to see your efforts.
Truly.

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I have a serious weakness for Fonts and Graphic Design.
In another Universe I am a Graphic Designer,
I’m sure of it.

So I am constantly designing and creating graphic invitations.
My previous computer was chock-a-block FULL of graphic designs. I mean literally!
I had to get a second computer, as I filled the hard drive of my first one.

But that is all beside the point : )

So I’ve been playing on PicMonkey
– a free online photo editing software –
to create some Graphic Invitations that I could share with you guys . .
. . . that you can utilise to make your very own Graphic Invitations.

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Original Vs. Mine

Original Vs. Mine

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After a bit of playing around I replicated the design (as seen on the PicMonkey blog).
I’ve added a couple of my own ‘touches’ to it. But that’s not the good bit.
I have created a super easy tutorial to follow.

This means you can make your very own version
– with all your own details –
and get it printed.

I will be publishing this Tutorial in three stages over the coming week.

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There is a distinct pleasure in making your own invitations.

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`Completed Invitation

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Choosing the colours and fonts and overall theme.
It’s a chance to showcase you own style and personality.

Nowadays, with so much FREE online software available,
every ‘creative’ now also has the chance to create a designer graphic invitation. . .
. . . without having to learn Photoshop!

I use PicMonkey,
however there are stacks of fantastic online sites.
Just do a search under Free Photo Editing Software
or go to my list of 31 sites here 🙂

This tutorial is Part One of creating your own C6 invitation.
C6 is a postcard size,
OR
105 mm x 145 mm
(metric sizing)
4″ x 6″
(imperial).

I will post Part Two in the coming week . . . . the Graphic Design Steps (so cool).

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So head to PicMonkey and have a play using my easy tutorial 🙂

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Part One

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Don’t forget to SAVE your Background! Saving Part One . . .

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Saving Part One

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If you do have a crack-a-lack yourself, I would LOVE to see your creation.
Put a link or upload your image into the “Comments”.

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Just one piece of advice . . . 

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If you intend to design and print your own stationery using this DIY method,
I cannot strength strongly enough how important it is to
get the invitations printed PROFESSIONALLY.

It will cost you fractionally more than if you did it yourself
yet
the overall quality will be incredibly higher!

Trust me on this.

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For the first time in my life
– so unbelievable –
I became a member of the local Public Library.

I know! I know!
Nearly 44 years and never borrowed a book
from the local library.

In my defence, I was a High School Librarian for 15 years
so I did sort of have books-on-tap for an age.

So what did I borrow on my first spin with my Library Card?
Have a goosey gander at this gorgeous bridal magazine,
Hello May“.

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They do wonderful write ups on real couples
with stacks of photos,
and articles on unusual and individual ideas for a truly unique wedding
for you.

This month there is also an article on New Zealand jewellers,
Greg & Claire Fromont from Meadowlark.

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And,
there is a focus on the simply sublime Babushka Ballerina dresses.
Swoon!

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Just a little collage of images from this month’s issue.
So in love!

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Buy a copy at your local newsagent.
You’ll never regret it.

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I wrote a blog post about a  few video tutorials
Fancy Script Letters here on my crafty blog.

I really think that with very little practice
you can make your own beautiful
place cards
or other table decorations for your wedding.

Here is my step by step process
to practising and perfecting your own
handwritten table decorations.

Step One
Have a quick goosey-gander at some cool fonts online and select one that you would like to replicate.

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`Fonts

Some cool fonts

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Step Two
Have a practice, playing with the angle, swirl, size and style of fonts.
You will quickly find a font that you love recreating.

Tools

Tools

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Playing and sketching with fonts

Playing and sketching with fonts

Step Three
Just start!
A lot of what holds us back when we create (DIY projects)
is that we compare our work to a perfect examples.
Banish this mentality and just start creating your beautiful work.
Use a pencil if this gives you more confidence 🙂

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Step Four
Give yourself ample time to make your place cards
ensuring that you have time and resources to make some last minute copies.

After a bit of practice,  these only took me  5 minutes each

After a bit of practice,
these only took me
5 minutes each

You know that there will be at a couple of guests who RSVP
after you have finished all the others!

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For those of you who just can’t stand the thought of doing this much DIY,
head over to my post here, on printing your own place cards.
easy peasy japanesey!

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Hi Peeps

It’s been a hassle trying to update one of my old posts,

– and my most popular –

that gave Brides a fantastic link and instructions
to make perfect place cards for their Big Day.

But now it’s done. Phewww!

Go here, and get all the FREE goodness 😀


Pia xxx

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