shared love of sailing made a nautical theme the perfect choice
for Nellie and Matthew Leis’ recent nuptials. Take a peek
at this design tip to learn about some of the unique and distinctive
touches this Broadway Paper insider added to her special day…
- Using a graphics program or Microsoft Word, type out your
save-the-date text in navy blue ink to fit into a right triangle
(“sail”) that measures 4 x 3.75.” You can
print multiple copies on an 8.5 x 11” sheet.
- Print on white linen card stock, then trim to size with a
ruler and x-acto knife.
- Punch three holes on the long side of the right triangle.
- Spray paint your lollipop stick and let dry.
- Cut three small pieces (about 3” long each) from the
cloth covered wire and twist through the three holes in the
“sail” and around the silver lollipop stick.
- To keep intact in the mail, back the sail up by attaching
it to sheet of navy linen card stock for additional support.
Our piece measures 4.25 x 5.5.” Cut slits in the support
card stock using a ruler and x-acto knife and slide the lollipop
stick through the slits to secure it.
- We’ve included the return address on the back flap of
the envelope; however some at-home printers are unable to print
on envelopes. In that case, your local printer would be happy
to do this for you. If you can do this at home, set your text
up to print on the back flap of the envelope. Measure the width
of the envelope, to be sure your text doesn’t run off
the edges. Print your text on your envelope flap in navy blue
- To create the envelope liner, take your envelope and place
down on the back of the navy dots gift wrap. Trace with a pencil
around the envelope.
- Trim the liner out with scissors or an x-acto knife and a
ruler. Then trim a 1/2” piece from the bottom of the liner.
- Tuck the liner inside the envelope and fold the flaps of the
envelope and liner down.
- Pull the envelope flap away from the liner and roll mono adhesive
along the back of the liner.
- Press the liner and envelope firmly to adhere.
bridesmaid survival kit
- To create the label, set up in a graphics program or Microsoft
Word so your text is centered vertically and horizontally
on an 8.5 x 11” page (be sure your text/design does
not exceed a 5” diameter from the center of the 8.5
x 11” page).
- With a small strip of double-sided tape, lightly adhere
a white circle card to the center of a piece of 8.5 x 11”
text paper and place in your printer tray.
- Send one of the labels to print and the text/design will
print directly onto the circle card.
- Remove the circle card from the text paper carefully. Trim
a 1/2” horizontal strip from the bottom of the circle
card with a ruler and x-acto knife.
- Repeat step 1-4 to the label for the back side of the kit
and adhere both labels to the front and back of the tin lunch
box with double sided tape.
- Fill the tin lunch box with white sizzle and “survival”
goodies…chocolate, deodorant, lip gloss, hosiery, mints
- To top it all off, take a length of navy blue polka dot
ribbon and tie in the wooden alphabet letter that matches
each bridesmaid’s initial. Then tie on the handle of
the tin lunch box.
- To create each layer of the program, set up one layer at a
time in a graphics program or Microsoft Word. Begin with the
first layer measuring 4 x 6.75,” the second layer 4 x
7.5,” the third layer measuring 4 x 8.25,” and the
last layer 4 x 9.” Create your text to fit into each layer
using navy blue ink.
- Print each layer onto white text paper and trim with an x-acto
knife and ruler.
- From the 8.5 x 11” navy blue linen card stock, trim
a 4.25 x 11” piece. Cut the piece of paper in half vertically
to make this measurement exact.
- Fold a 2” flap of the 11” side over, making your
paper 4.25 x 9.”
- Place all four layers of the program into the flap and punch
two holes at the top (centered on the navy fold) through all
- Using the eyelet setting tool, set two silver eyelets into
the punched holes.
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