Friday, July 16, 2010

our diy place-cards


I don't think I can call this project "diy" because I bought pre-made place cards from Joanna's Fabric...and just printed them out on my computer.  But....they took me forever so I'm totally taking all the diy credit I can.

Originally, my mom was going to hand write all of the place cards...she studied Calligraphy in school...her penmanship is just divine.  Now, the poor thing has carpel tunnel and I just couldn't bring myself to have her do it!  Especially, since printing them sounded easy and fuss free.

Oh.  I'm sure they could have been fuss free. But I couldn't just pick any normal font...oh no.  I'm ridiculous and had to download a BETTER font... from Dafont.  Seriously?  Yes.  Seriously.  I spent like 2 hours trying to figure out how to download fonts...doy. 

I first saw my fun font here, at iDiY and attempted to follow the instructions provided.  I ended up having to watch a YouTube tutorial because my computer skills are totally lame.  BUT...now I know how to do that...so I will most def pat myself on the back. I selected the Odstemplik font. 

They turned out prettttty!

*note:  we bought the cards at Joanna's, 100 cards for the same price as 80 cards from Michaels...just so you know....and use those coupon codes to make 'em cheap cheap!)

12 comments:

  1. That font is pretty. You're a patient woman. ;)

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  2. Is your John Prendergast guest THE John Prendergast???

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  3. They came out wonderful! I'll probably buy pre-mades too....well, I think I already did. I just have to dig through all the wedding stuff and find them...lol!

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  4. I love your fonts! The cards are classy. :) I had to get my then-fiancé to teach me how to download fonts too for our wedding invitations and subsequent printed items...and now I have all sorts of fun fonts to use!

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  5. I LOVE dafont (and all the other free font websites). I downloaded about 50 new fonts just for wedding projects, LOL.

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  6. I love this shot! Wish I had one like this but our sucky photog didn't get one :(

    I really love the font on the cards. And the fact that you printed them out (I did a lot of my DIY projects that way, too). And I think it's hilarious it took so long to get the font and figure out downloading it.

    I spend hours just browsing fonts to download...I'm silly like that. But these look fabulous!

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  7. Those turned out so pretty! And I think you can totally count them as DIY, they were definitely some work!

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  8. I love font; they looked fab!

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  9. Oh Jes, your photos are beautiful and really allow all the hard work and love that went into your wedding to shine through.

    And hell yes home printing is hard! But these escort cards came out wonderfully. And I love the little pine cone accents

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  10. This is the reason why blogs are so great. These placecards are swoon-worthy. It doesn't matter how much they cost, they look gorgeous. The cute little pinecones? It's just about getting creative and thinking it all through. Gorgeous!

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  11. Good on you for your perseverence however you've now unearthed the font monster... once you start downloading, you just can't stop! LOL

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