Well, I've wanted to get crafty for sometime now, but I honestly haven't had time---but, I did decide I HAD to make the program for the wedding. On Saturday morning, May 8, a group of my friends---my crafty friends---and I got together and began the process of putting the programs together. I had formatted everything the week before and cut the orange paper---the program was a 5.5" square. The cardstock was beautiful bright orange textured paper that I ordered online from The Papermill Store. The inside paper was a nice linen from the same place---I had gone to Archivers to look for paper, but the price was insane, so I began to shop around online and I found this to have the best price....and, by the time I got a decision about what was wanted, I needed to GET 'ER DONE! We used a beautiful Bazzill paper for the lime green---it's a shimmer paper and it was so perfect for the accent on the front of the program. We used this monogram on several things for the wedding---stickers for the favor bags, napkins, etc. I wanted to find this font that we had used on all of these items. It's called Liorah.
I did have to buy it---but it was worth it because it matched all the other things we had used--- The formatting of the inside did take a long time, but again, it wasn't really hard---just time consuming. We had 2 full pages (well, what I mean is---two pages folded in half cut to 5.25" square and copied on all eight sides of the pages---make sense?)
Anyway, my friends and I probably put in about 20 man hours that morning and it ended up taking over 80 when I ended up counting it all up. I had NO idea it would take so long---some of the bridesmaids ended up coming over and threading & tying ribbon----lots of ribbon! I was pleased with how they turned out---and Caitlin was---and even though this was my little contribution---that was the most important thing! The truth is---she really didn't care----so, she just indulged me! Isn't that sweet of her?
Spellbinders Labels Four Dies and tied them onto Kraft paper bags that I had stuffed with orange and green tissue paper----that I bought in bulk----if anyone needs some.....or alot! Seriously---everything I give for the next 3 years will use these colors! I hope you don't mind!
Thanks for stopping by---Friday is our last day of school, so I do hope to be around here much more often---goodie for you~ hmph!