Questions & Guide to DIY Party Printables
What am I actually buying?
After you pick out the must-have pieces for your next party, you will send us any necessary information that should print on those pieces. We will email a customized, high-resolution PDF to the email address submitted with Etsy within 48 hours after payment is received. You can then print this PDF at home or take it to your local print shop.
What does the printable package include?
thinkRSVP’s printable invitation and decoration packages are complete with your party must-haves with a matching customized theme. Your package includes:
- 5 x 7 invitation – flat
- 3.5 x 4.875 thank you – folded
- 4 different designs for cupcake toppers or favor tags – 2.5″ circles
- 6.5 x 7.5 triangular personalized banner
- 3.5 x 2 food tents/labels – folded
- 2 x 9 bottle wrapper
- 8.5 x 11 welcome sign
What materials and tools will I need for this DIY project?
This all depends in how crafty and creative you want to get, however, below is a list of some of the common essentials to help make your printable party come together seamlessly:
- cardstock, preferably white and at least 80# weight
- cutting tools: scissors, exacto knife and/or paper cutter
- hot glue gun or craft glue
- single hole punch
- 2″ round circle or scallop edge punch (for cupcake toppers)
- cutting mat for exacto knife (or thick cardboard/cutting board)
- patterned scissors (to add fancy edge if your heart desires)
- ribbon (for banner)
- lollipop sticks (for cupcake toppers)
- label stock (for favor tags or bottle wrapper)
I found the theme that I absolutely love! Is it possible to change the colors?
Should you need to change the colors on an existing theme to blend with your party color palette, we can do so and only ask you specify your color adjustments needed in the notes section when checking out.
I don’t see the theme I need, but love your style. Do you do custom orders?
We would be thrilled to help you with your custom order! While we love custom orders and new themes, we cannot guarantee our availability to complete them within your allotted time-frame. Please contact us with your party details and desired theme and we will respond ASAP if we can take on your special project! Please note due to the time involved with custom themes, additional fees will apply and you will be quoted a custom estimate prior to starting the project.
I’m torn between a design you offer and a design from another site, why should I choose you?
Why wouldn’t you is the better question! The three of us come from an extensive graphic and print background. Combined we have years of design and print experience so you can rest easy we won’t deliver files that are not print-ready. Terms like bleed, filets, process, spot…etc are commonly used in our daily design discussions so we can focus on the technical parts while you focus on planning that perfect party! Leave the design, theme and details to us!
How do I purchase?
How do I print?
You can either take the print-ready digital file to a local printer and have them complete printing for you, or you can use your own home printer for a weekend/weeknight DIY project.
Why do the colors that show on my screen looking completely different when printed?
Every computer monitor and every printer is calibrated differently, therefore what you see printed may look different than what you see on screen. We can, however, assure you your files are set up in CMYK (process) color format for optimum print results.
My invitations and thank you cards look wonderful, but what about envelopes?
Standard size envelopes can be purchased at any craft store (i.e. Michaels, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore) or most office supply stores (i.e. Staples, Office Max, Office Depot). The invitation will fit into a 7bar (7#) or A7 envelope and the thank you card will fit into a 4bar (4#) or A1 envelope.
Love the adorable matching cupcake toppers, but the thought of hand cutting them makes me cringe!
Not to worry! To save time and your nerves, simply purchase an inexpensive 2″ round punch available at any craft store and that will do the trick. We also have a few other tricks up our sleeve for assembly on the other printable items.