That seriously is directed at you, loyal readers. I know, I know, you're on a budget. But if I give you one piece of advice regarding DIY invites, it is this.
Instead of investing $200 in a new printer, and then cutting your invites with a paper cutter from the craft store, invest in a professional paper cutter (and get your invites printed for you - it's way cheaper, and so much less headache).
We cut our rehearsal dinner invites with my sister's seriously dull paper cutter. They came out with a lovely deckled edge. I had to be talked off the cliff of trying to recut all of them when we were almost done. It still kills me that they look like that.
Look, some people might say that you will never use a paper cutter again. Bullsh*t. You will use it all the time. You will use it for things that you didn't ever think about needing to do, like cutting out pictures of a traffic intersection where you ran a red light to make an evidence board for court.
You will use it for a million and one projects with your kids.
You will use it to help decorate your home, to help send out christmas cards, to cut the cheesy taglines off family christmas cards so you can just have a normal picture on your fridge.
So, I know I mentioned this in December, but really, invest. Budget $150 for a paper cutter and then order one that fits your needs. They don't make the brand that my mom has anymore, but you want a ROTARY cutter. You want a PROFESSIONAL model. You want a metal plate, you want a magnet or other tool for alignment, and you want a self-sharpening blade. If it's made in Germany, that is good, because man do they know how to make knives. Fortunately, a lot of the pro ones that are super expensive are actually HUGE so you can buy the "small" model that is still like, 12"x14" and cuts a full sheet of paper. (Don't buy anything smaller.)
Normally, I'm not the person who is all, "don't buy tools just for your wedding." This tool isn't just for your wedding. It's for the rest of your lives.