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Another DIY Engagement Announcement using Microsoft Word

This is part 2 in our series of DIY projects for those of you who recently got engaged. Just as in the last tutorial, we will be making photo engagement announcements using Microsoft Word (Windows Vista). Our previous one was pink, this one is brown and blue, and we will be using some different techniques […]

Make Your Own Engagement Announcements using Windows Vista

This starts a series of tutorials for those of you who recently got engaged (Congratulations!). Now you have to let the world know your big news! First out is a step by step instruction to making your own engagement announcements using Microsoft Word (Windows Vista).

These instructions are to make a card that looks just like […]

More Font Ideas For Your Wedding Stationery

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the fonts you choose for your stationery help set the tone for the entire event. If you have a theme for your wedding, be it the 60s, Arabian nights or a Victorian tea party, you can be sure there is a font out there that works.

Of course, even […]

Make Your Own Save The Date Cards Using Microsoft Word

In today’s tutorial, we’re using Microsoft Word to create Save The Date cards. While you can’t do as much with the illustrations in Word as you can in Illustrator, I do realize that not everyone has access to graphics programs, or have time to learn them for just one project.

For those of you who are […]

How To Add Fonts To Your Computer

There is no need to limit your designs by using only the fonts that came with your computer. Do a quick search online for free fonts, and you will find lots of them. And many sites have a little window where you can type in your text (the bride’s name for example) and it will […]

Hummingbird Wedding Invitations

This tutorial is based on a Save the Date card we created earlier, so if you missed it and want to give these invitations a try, just hop on over to that post and put that card together first.

As always, if you get stuck, see if you can find help in my Illustrator tips or […]

Hummingbird Save The Date Card - A 12-Step Illustrator Tutorial

This time, I thought we’d expand on our growing Illustrator skills a bit, and first create a Save the Date card, and thenĀ  printable wedding invitations using the same theme and color scheme. Remember, you can use the basic steps and designs in any of my Save the Date tutorials as a wedding invitation layout […]

“Funky Chic” Save The Date Cards – An Illustrator Tutorial

Today’s Save the Date card is very easy to make, in spite of its intricate design. If you didn’t try my first Save the Date-tutorial, I would suggest at least reading through it before starting this one, just because I describe certain things in more detail there. This post assumes you’ve done that already, or […]

Save The Date Postcards - A Step-By-Step Illustrator Guide

Making your own Save the Date cards is fun and easy, and once you know the basics of Illustrator, you can let your creativity run wild! I have designed a few different cards with step-by-step instructions for how I did them, so you can just follow along and create the exact same layout on your […]

The Illustrator Toolbar

Getting used to the toolbar isn’t all that difficult, but if you’ve mostly worked in the Microsoft Office programs, it takes a little bit getting used to.

The important thing to remember is to switch tools when you go from one task to the next (and deselect what you just worked on before doing so). When […]

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