Make sure to print a test page every step of the way to know where the print will go
Fun Fact: On every printer there is a little symbol of a piece of paper, with lines on it and a fold on the paper that indicates if you feed the paper facing up or down, and where the top-left corner should be
Use an inkjet printer (NOT LASER) since it will smudge on most fancy card stock paper
The printer should feed paper from the back, not the front (this prevents bends in your card stock)
Make sure to manually feed the card stock in one at a time. It may be tedious but the results were well worth it
In the end I only needed one Bride's DIY Invitation kit from Michaels (which I bought with a 40% off coupon) that came with 30 invitations, RSVP/Misc. cards, name tags, and string. It came with an online template that let me choose different fonts and it was great!
If your guest count is higher than 100 is would be worth it to get it done professionally due to the time commitment alone of printing, prepping, bundling, and mailing (took a solid weekend of work). For my purposes it was perfect.
How do you think they came out? Let me know in the comments below :)
Here is the final result of my DIY Invitations
You will see on of these symbols on every printer feed if you look hard enough