- Mrs. Joey
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe
After deciding on the content and inside design of our programs, we decided the best style for the program was something similar to the Cupcakes’ accordion fold pocket programs.
Since we only had 4 pages of content, we went with legal size paper and printed 2 programs on each sheet.
Step 1I folded the sheet of paper in half lengthwise. It makes it easier to cut.
Step 2I measured the width of the folded sheet and calculated the center line. I then flipped it so I could cut along the center line. I made marks on my paper cutter so I could easily line the edge of the program up to the right guideline.
Step 3I opened the newly halved program and refolded it in half so the words were on the outside. Then I folded the edges of each side to the middle fold. I’d repeat that on the other side.
Done. Then it was time to attach the outside to the inside.
We had 3 or 4 sheets (I can’t remember now) of the 20 x 30 Canson Edition Paper from our invites. I love this paper. The color is a cool grey and the texture is great. I cut those 20 x 30 inch sheets down to a huge pile of 3.5 x 4.5 inch mini covers. It was no easy task! I had to cut them in half, and then half them again and then down to size. I wish I had pictures of the process for you.
Instead of printing on the cover, I decided to make a half belly band to put on the front. I say half, because it’s not on the back in the same way.
I printed about 15 of these onto 65 lb. white paper and cut them down to size. This took a while, but luckily we had season 1 of the West Wing on DVD to pass the time.
Once I had the front and back (that’s coming later) bands done, I handed the paper cutter off to Mr. Joey to finish up the inside part.
When I knew there was a lot of paper cutting to be done for our various DIY projects, I used a Christmas gift card to buy the X-Acto 12″ Laser Paper Trimmer. Mrs. Daffodil liked it so much that the queen of DIY gadgets, Mrs. Penguin, wanted one. I’m so glad I bought this thing. My complaints are very minor (I wish it was bigger) but my appreciation for it is HUGE!
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