Monday, August 16, 2010

DIY Wedding Card

Johan and me, we make our own wedding invitation cards. It's in the size of passport and being me, who doesn't fancy ready made cards or those normal cards, decided to make a new one from scratch. I have zero knowledge in graphics. So when it comes to designing our own wedding card, I used MS Word as the draft.

Using MS Word, everything is a smooth because I'm so used to them and they gave me no problems. I wanted the cards to have certain Malay and Islamic influence too eventho the design is modern. So for every BM wording, I put Jawi wording behind it as translation.

Now the hardest part is the printing. There are certain pages that I print out manually. Manual means, I used my own lil printer to print out the cards in double sided for 600pcs. That's a lot, but I can save money because printing is free.

But, not everything is printed out using my home printer. For the cover and maps, I sent them out to this printing shop in Brickfields. We're used to the uncle so the thoughts of going to Pudu never existed. Haha. Here's the problem. Since my files are all in MS Word, they cannot read my Jawi translation. We've made 3 trips to discuss about the Jawi wording and on the last trip only he managed to get the Jawi coding in the right place after I successfully saved them in PDF files.

We sent the curly stickers to the uncle for printing too. Best thing is, they will do the cutting for the cards as well. See, double happiness.

Finally, the card matters are all resolved. What's left is for them to be stamped with our custom wedding stamps. For the past 2 days, I've been doing this job for Johan's card. But it's quite ugly. I don't like it. Blame my hands.

My cards are colorful, very informal. Haha! Sorry, pictures are a bit gloomy. Taken with my phone camera.

You'll think the stampings are all ok but if you have it in your hands, see it with your eyes, in real life, you can see the ugliness. :(

The stamps were ordered from Jasa Trading, Level 1, Kompleks PKNS. I gave them the print-out picture of my desired stamps, and they were ready the next day. For those 4 big stamps as mine, they costs me RM45. If they make any mistake, they'll redo everything for free and you can collect them the next day too.

Our DIY wedding cards are still slow in progress. I could say, about 40%. There are still lots of work to be done. The cutting, stamping, pasting and ribbon tying. Phewwwwww!


♥ hazlynda kushairi ♥ August 16, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

super duper cool idea babe.

passport style. sangat laen dr yg laen. love it!

sangat creative (=

*thumbs up*

Moose August 16, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

for once, i'd would love to receive a wedding card or in your case, a wedding passport! yours is very unique and totally different from the rest.

i think the smudgy-ness of the stamp ink is acceptable. baru la nampak macam passport. tak ke?

PurPLe LaDy AiFA August 16, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

omg, really nmpak mcm pasport! i want one! hehe

si kecil August 16, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

woww!! sangat kreatif!! impress.

sk August 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

hye elly,
both of u sgt creative!! sape takde 'passport', takleh dtg ur wedding. hehehe.. :D

farahfatihah August 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

hi babe!! its cool!!!
kamu sgt gigih! congrats!

Cik Belle August 16, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

wow, elly! congrats! love this. =)

mysarah August 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

very the unique lah! mana u dapat idea ni? siyes best. nak jugak kad eh? :D

puan rocker August 16, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

brilliant babe!

i wonder wat's the end product would be like. :)

sumpit August 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

eh, the uglier, the better la.
baru nampak real cam passport!

Cool, babe!

sarahsayangjiman August 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

i agree with eti and moose.
lagi blur lagi nampak macam passport real!cantek babee

kay kamal August 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

sangat creative okay!! kudos!

.:ANN512:. August 17, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

dem u elly!haha.. sgt kretippp ok!i loiikkee..jgn lupe tau jemput i..hiks..oh btw,ann kebetulan pon buat personalised rubber stamp..just chop atas envelope je..hehe

dah jumpe dah bling2 tu? kat city one ada.. ann pulak nak cari cam ur jawi word..nak letak kat bilik..camne nak buat tu elly?

Memey Anuar August 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

hi there.
u have the coolest idea babe!

and psl cop comot2 kan
i think thats even greater! kerana mmg passport comot2 mcm tu kan bila di cop2 sume tu


chenta August 20, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

gila best!! n kamu memang RAJIN........

p/s : i'm ur silend i qualified to be invited and get ur wedding card?*dengan nada tak malu*

Elly Anaille August 21, 2010 at 6:25 AM  

chenta: haha. pasti blh dpt jgk k darl. i akan bg kad kt u. :)

cokelat pink September 4, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

soo cun & creative! i wud luv to attend ur wedding to see ur other works on d wedding, tapi i'm overseas la pulak :(
is it ok if i pon nak the wedding passport?

p/s: btw will u be having guestbook at the wedding? coz if u do, u cud ask ur invitees to bring the 'passport' with them & u can hv someone to cop their 'passports' with.. emm u know like 'ARRIVED' or 'SAMPAI' or something like that.. just like when we reach an airport hehe

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