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Wedding DIY: Cardstock

15 Aug

Wedding DIY #2: Cardstock 

I love paper… I love the variety of colors, the textures, and all the crazy things you can do with such a simple and fairly inexpensive item.  But wanna know what I hate?  (Of course you do!)  I hate that you have to buy an entire book of cardstock at A.C. Moore or Michaels just so you can get like 5 sheets of the colors you want.  Who’s with me?

Well guess what… I’ve found a fantastic solution, and I’m about to share it with you.  Ready????  It’s so incredibly complex, I’m gonna break it up into steps.

1. Go to Etsy (www.etsy.com).  If you have never heard of Etsy, then you’re new to this blog and you have a lot of catching up to do 🙂

2. Type in “Digital Card Stock” and get ready to be wowed by the creativity here.

3. Settle on the perfect design and purchase the JPEG (image file).  Do not spend more than $5 on this!!!

I bought mine from this fantastic seller for only $3.


(Remember, you now own this file so you can use the designs again and again, as many times as you like… FOREVER!)

4. Now go to a craft store or Amazon.com and buy a pack of plain white card stock (I got 50 sheets for $4 at Michaels).  This is critical, otherwise it will cost you twice the price in step #5.

5. Next bring your handy card stock and JPEG file (save it on a flashdrive) to Staples or another printing center, and print a ton of photo copies.

VIOLA!  Custom cardstock in just the colors YOU want!

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And with a simple cutting board and rotary cutter, you can manipulate this paper till your hands go numb.  Yes, mine pretty much did.

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I used this paper for soooo much wedding related stuff.  Escort cards, regular cards, labels for our hotel bags (more to come on all of this), signs, etc…  And I still have a ton left!

{It’s a paper party, people!}

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4 Responses to “Wedding DIY: Cardstock”

  1. Domestocrat August 15, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    Great idea! Inexpensive, convenient, and lovely!!!

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