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How to: Do It Yourself Seed Wedding Invitation Kit

Do it yourself brides will be pleased to hear that they can now print their seed wedding invitations from the comfort of their own home.

What You'll Need

Step 1

Download a free printable wedding design template found here. Choose the design, color combination, and orientation that you like best.

Free printables for seed invitations

Step 2

Open the template using Adobe Reader. Don’t have Adobe Reader? Download the program here.

Having trouble opening the file in Adobe Reader? If your computer default is set to open PDFs in another program, control-click the DIY Wedding Template file and select “Open With” from the menu options. Choose Adobe Reader.

How to print seed invitations from home

Step 3

Once the file is open, and if you do not see an editing toolbar where it includes a spot to change the font and size, then press Ctrl + E (or Command + E on a Mac) to activate the type editing palette. Or you can activate the Properties Bar from the top menu. Here’s how.

On a PC: Go to View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Properties Bar
On a Mac: Go to View > Toolbars > Properties Bar

Do it yourself seed invitations

Step 4

Using your mouse and cursor, double click the text you would like to change and begin typing the text you would like to display. You can change the text font, size, color and the formatting. It is easier to double click the text than try to select it. Select “More” from the Properties Toolbar for even more options.

Free printables for seed invitations

Note: If you have trouble changing the names, first make the font size smaller. We recommend starting with a 20 point font and making it larger if there's room.

Step 5

Double-check your spelling!

Free printables for seed wedding invitations

Step 6

Do a test print on a regular sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper to ensure that the invitation looks the way you would like. We recommend using a top feed printer in which you place the paper at the top and it slides through and exits the printer at the bottom. Bottom feed printers can work, although it causes the paper to be subject to going through a series of rollers in a boomerang path, bending the paper and increasing the chance of it shifting.

How to print seed invitations at home

Step 7

Insert plantable seed paper sheets and begin printing your invitations. If printer feeding errors occur, try loading one sheet of plantable paper at a time.

Do it yourself seed wedding invitations

A note about crop marks

Each wedding invitation sheet comes with crop marks built into the printed design. Use these crop marks to trim your 5x7 inch invitations down to size. Take a ruler, line it up to where the 2 black lines on the edge of the invitation are located then cut with a utility knife. We recommend using a metal ruler and trimming your invitations on a smooth surface such as a cutting mat that won’t be damaged from the knife.



 

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Comments

Hi, there's any specifications for the ink cartidges "do it yourself wedding cards"?

Posted by: Tita | Jan 30, 2011 at 06:01 PM

Hi Tita,

Almost any current, photo-quality ink jet printer will work on Botanical PaperWorks' plantable seed paper. We recommend that you test the paper first to make sure that you're getting the level of quality that you want.

Botanical PaperWorks

Posted by: Botanical PaperWorks | Feb 8, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Do you also have a package like this for the reply cards & envelopes?

Posted by: Caroline | Apr 13, 2011 at 02:04 PM

I printed off an invitation, however there is a black box that shows up beside the names (not the crop marks) that seems to appear when I print. It looks like it shows up for editing text, however I can't seem to get it to not print. Suggestions?

Posted by: Nicole | May 15, 2011 at 09:05 PM

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