- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I have been working on these STDs for MONTHS and they are finally DONE and I am sending them out tomorrow morning… WHOO HOO!!!!!!!
And to celebrate finishing my STDs I thought that I would write a DIY manual.
I got the idea for my ribbon STDs from good old Martha.
I decided to do everything step by step and put the ribbon together last and so the first thing I did was cut out all of the numbers to create the date. I used Fiskars ShapeXpress cutters with the Fiskars number template and cut the letters out of card-stock that I bought from Michaels.
To create the bows I partially made them before hand by cutting small strips of ribbon and then folding and gluing them (with a hot glue gun) into a bow shape.
In order to complete the bow I tied a knot around the center of the pre-folded bow in the position I wanted it along the main ribbon.
After the first bow was in place I added the first number. I cut a slit into the top of the numbers so that I could slide them along the ribbon into their appropriate place. I then glued the back of the number onto the ribbon so that the number wouldn’t move along the ribbon on it’s own.
I continued this process until all the numbers and bows were in place.
Finally, I added the information tag to the main ribbon. To create the information tag I printed the information on label paper. I stuck the label onto the same card-stock used for the numbers and cut the card-stock into a tag shape. I then cut a slit in the tag so that I could slide it onto the main ribbon to a position under the last bow and then I glued it into place.
To complete the ribbon I trimmed the edges of the ribbon into a point.
I also added an envelope liner to the envelopes. To create the liner I copied and pasted the words “Save The Date” to fill an entire one page word document. I changed the font colour of each “Save The Date” phrase so that the colour switched between pink and grey. I then cut the liner to the size of the envelope and glued it into place.
Lastly, I folded the ribbon so that when it was pulled out of the envelope it would fall out in the right orientation.