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Archive for June, 2006

Templates

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DIY: Invitations

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 How I Did It (Blue Version)

Materials (per set)
1 Ribbon Tie Pochette 7 1/4″ Square
(to make your own pochette, you will need one 80lb cover stock 12×12)
decorative paper
28lb (or lighter so the background shows through) vellum
80lb cover/cardstock
1 yard 1.5″ ribbon
1 Square Envelope 7 1/2
(Inner envelope is not necessary. The pochette is good enough)
vellum tape
adhesive
For stores, click here

Tools
cutter, round-corner cutter or scissors, adhesive, computer, printer, scoring blade or bonefolder (if making pochette)

Recommended
Rotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Fiskars Scoring Blade (to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer), Herma Dotto (adhesive)

Directions
Create a text box in MS Word with dimensions 6 3/8″ x 6 3/8″. Create your invitation text in the text box. Print on vellum and cut on the lines. Use a round-corner cutter or scissors to round the corners. For best results, print using a laser printer or photocopier. Inkjet/deskjet printers use ink (not powder) and ink may smudge on vellum.

Cut decorative paper to 7″x7″. Paste the vellum invite on the center of the decorative paper using vellum tape. Glue the whole invite to the pochette.

Using the Envelopes and Labels wizard in Word, create your reception and RSVP cards using the Business Card label option/template. Print and cut. Cut a strip of the decorative paper with a width of 3/8″. Glue the strip to the bottom of the cards.

Cut two slits on each side of the pochette (as shown in picture above). Insert reception and RSVP through the slits. If you’re concerned about the slits and parts of the cards showing on the outside of your invites, don’t be when using the pattern below. When the pochette is closed, the other flaps cover the slits and the parts of the cards.

Insert ribbon through the pochette slits, close pochette, tie ribbon to a bow, and the invitation is done.

Making your own pochette
For a 7 1/4″ Square Pochette, you will need 12×12 80lb cover or cardstock. See below for pattern. Cut on solid lines. The slits on the side flaps are optional for reception & RSVP cards. Score on dashed lines and fold and you now have a pochette.


each square = 1″
Click here for 5 1/4″ template

DIY: Boarding Pass Invitation / Save The Date

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Click here for more samples

How I Did It

Materials (per set)
2 80lb cover stock 8.5×11
1 open-end envelope 4.125×9
1 28lb or lighter cover/cardstock (for template1 pocket) or 60lb cover/cardstock (for template2 pocket)
adhesive

Tools
cutter, ruler, scissors, perforator, scoring blade or bonefolder, computer, printer, round-corner puncher (optional)

Recommended
Rotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Fiskars Perforating Rotary Blade (perforating blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer), Round Corner Punch-Small (round corner puncher), Herma Dotto (adhesive), Classic Crest Solar White 80lb (paper), Classic Crest Recycled Bright White 80lb (recycled paper), Fiskars Scoring Blade (scoring blade to be used with Fiskars rotary trimmer)

Template
Three passes can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ 80lb coverstock. Each pass is approximately 3.25″ x 8″. The left part is about 0.70″ and the right part is about 2″.

My template file has four pages. First page is the introduction. The second page has only the outline of the whole pass. You can add any content you want. Third page has some contents that I had such as those you see in the picture below. Fourth page is for the back of the passes that contain the text “NOT A VALID TRAVEL VOUCHER.” This can be changed.

Click image below to download template

Adding an image background
***If you’re not very familiar with Word, it’s easier to use the first template (2nd page).

Place your cursor on the first page, below the introduction. Add your image by clicking INSERT from the top menu then PICTURE. You can either insert a clipart or an image file. Select your image by clicking on it. Right click on the image then click FORMAT PICTURE. Click the LAYOUT tab and select BEHIND TEXT under Wrapping Style. Click OK. Now you can drag your image to anywhere you want it. Notice that your image appears behind your texts.

To add text on the first template (2nd page), use the Drawing toolbar. Click INSERT > TOOLBARS and make sure Drawing is checked. The Drawing toolbar usually appears at the bottom of the window. Click the TEXT BOX button. Draw your text box on the template. Right click on the text box, click FORMAT TEXT BOX. Click the COLORS AND LINES tab and select NO FILL under Fill and NO LINE under Line. Click OK. Now you can type in your text on the text box.

Directions
Before cutting the individual passes, perforate the passes separating the three parts using a perforator. If you’re willing to spend more, I suggest using a perforator with a base.

For perforators without a base, use a ruler to connect the red crop marks and run your perforator. Run the perforator 2 or 3 times WITHOUT lifting. Practice doing this to perfect your perforating technique before doing them on your final passes.

Cut on gray solid lines. You may cut the passes with cutter or X-acto knife for the straight lines; round-corner cutter or scissors for the four corners; scissors for the part between the small left part and the middle.

Next step is making the pocket. I have two available pocket templates. The first template is a little harder to make than the second one.

Making the pocket

Template 1

Click template above to download

Directions

Print the first page. Turn the paper, the top must go in the printer first. Print the second page. Cut on solid lines using scissors or cutter. The slit must be cut with a cutter. Score on dashed lines then fold towards you. Unfold then apply adhesive on the bottom flap. Fold to glue all parts together.

Template 2

Click template above to download

Directions

Print the first page. Turn the paper, the top must go in the printer first. Print the second page. Cut on solid lines using scissors or cutter. The slit must be cut with a cutter. Score on dashed lines then fold towards you. Apply adhesive on Area A to adhere the bottom part to the middle part of the pocket.

After making your pocket, all you have to do is put your passes in the pocket, put them in the envelope and you’re all set!

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DIY: Fan Programs

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Click here to have it made
by me at www.ayleedesigns.com

How I Did It

Materials (per set)
2 110lb (or heavier) cover stock 8.5×11
1 3/16″ eyelet

Tools
scissors, eyelet-setting tools, computer, printer

Recommended
Crop-A-Dile (eyelet setter), Rotary Paper Trimmer (cutter), Classic Crest Natural White 110lb Cover (white paper), Vice Versa Cardstock (colored paper)

Template
Three pieces can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ 110lb cover stock. If you’re using cardstock, make sure it’s not index coz that is thinner. First template measures approximately 7″ x 3 1/2″ (widest) and second measures approximately 7 1/2″ x 3 3/5″ (widest). My template has four pages. First page is an introduction. Page 2-4 has the template with different line widths – page 4 having the thickest and darkest. This is helpful to those using darker paper. However, I recommend using the thinnest and lightest one possible.

Click image below to download basic template

Click here to download larger basic template

Click here to purchase pre-designed template below
Pre-designed Program Fan by Aylee

Click here to download the paddle fan template

Click here to have it made
through www.ayleedesigns.com

Adding an image background
Click your cursor on the empty fourth page of the template file. Add your image by clicking INSERT from the top menu then PICTURE. You can either insert a clipart or an image file. Select your image by clicking on it. Right click on the image then click FORMAT PICTURE. Click the LAYOUT tab and select BEHIND TEXT under Wrapping Style. Click OK. Now you can drag your image to anywhere you want it. Notice that your image appears behind your texts.

Directions
Cut on solid lines. You may use cutter or X-acto knife for the straight lines. Use scissors for the curved lines. After all pieces are cut, it is time to put the eyelet that attaches all the pieces together. Click here for instructions on how to set the eyelet. I usually use a 3/16″ hole puncher to make the holes. It’s easier. But now I use the Crop-A-Dile to punch and set the eyelet, it is much easier to use. Tie a ribbon through the eyelet hole if you prefer.

All done and now your guests can enjoy them!

UPDATE:

7/9/07: Larger version (7 1/2″ x 3 3/5″) of the original template is now available for download (see above).

DIY: Day Of Timeline

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How I Did It

Materials (per set)
1 80lb cover/cardstock 8.5×11

For stores, click here

Tools
cutter, round-corner cutter or scissors, computer, printer

Fonts used
CopprplGoth Bd BT, DebevicCircular, Futura Lt BT, Toots Extended

Template
Gather your background image and other cliparts.  I got mine from Microsoft Clip Art.  Two timeline cards can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ 80lb coverstock.  The card measures 5″x7″. Create your template with the background just big enough to cover your timeline not the whole paper.  You also have the option to buy a pre-printed paper and use that as your background instead of printing it yourself.  The templates below are for pre-printed paper.  Contact me for templates with the backgrounds.


Click template above to download


Click template above to download

Directions
Cut on solid lines and you’re all set.  If you’re using a pre-printed paper, just print the white area of the timeline.  Cut on the lines and paste it on your pre-printed paper.

DIY: Petal Toss Cones

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How I Did It

Materials (per set)
1 vellum or paper 8.5×11 or 8″x8″
3 feet of 3/8″ ribbon
adhesive or vellum tape

For stores, click here

Tools
scissors, cutter, computer, printer

Template
One paper cone can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ paper.  My template has four pages.  First page is an introduction. Second page is for the outside of the cone, third page for the inside, and fourth page includes an instructions diagram.  There are two available templates:


8.5×11 paper creates a height of approximately 12″
Click template above to download

 
8×8 paper creates a height of approximately 10″
Click template above to download

 There’s also a template for a different style petal cone that you can download at diynet.com.

Directions
Print the first page (the outside), turn the paper, and print the second page on the back.  Using the cutter, cut through the solid and dashed lines.

Apply adhesive on area A.  Roll the paper so side B is on top of area A and covering it.  Press to glue them together.

Slide ribbon through the slits (the small cuts).  On solid line slits, ribbon goes from outside to the inside of the cone, while ribbon goes from the inside to the outside of the cone on dashed line slits.  Begin on slit C.  Leave about 8 to 10 inches or more (depending on where you’re hanging the cone) of ribbon between slit D and E.  This loop will be used to hang your petal cone.  End on slit F.  An instructions diagram with the direction of ribbon, is provided with the template (similar to below). 

The two ends of the ribbon will end up in front of the cone.  Tie them together.  You can tie a tag with instructions, your monogram or name or whatever you choose, with the ribbon.  Fill it with petals and you’re all set.

DIY: Martha Stewart tissue pouch

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Materials
1 8.5×11 paper
tissue

Tools
ruler, computer, printer

Template
A knottie asked if I had a template for a tissue pouch, so I made one using the Martha Stewart directions.  With this template, you can print with your computer what you want on the front of your pouch.  Click here to download.

Directions
Connect the crop marks on the sides with a ruler and fold the paper with the ruler as a guide.  Fold solid crop marks towards you and fold dashed crops marks away from you.  Center a tissue on the sheet and fold back the sides where the tissue ends.  In the back, weave the flaps into one another (see photos below).  Insert tissues in the front.

Click here for the MarthaStewart.com page.

Doing the back

DIY: Leaf tags

I suggest using leaf die-cuts.  It is a lot easier than cutting your own leaves with scissors.  But for those who wants to, below is a template.

Template
A knottie asked if I had a template for a leaf similar to knottie DRZWife’s.  So I made one with two leaf shapes now available to download:


Click template above to download

DIY: Favor Tags

Materials (per set)
1 80lb (or heavier) cover/cardstock 8.5×11

For stores, click here

Tools
cutter, eyelet-setting tools, computer, printer

Template
18 favor tags can be printed on one 8.5″x11″ 80lb cardstock. The tags each measure 2.5″ from left to right and 2.5″ from top to bottom.

Click template above to download

To add a border
Make sure the DRAWING toolbar is visible. Click VIEW > TOOLBARS and make sure DRAWING is checked. From the DRAWING toolbar, click AUTOSHAPES > BASIC SHAPES > diamond. Then draw your diamond on the tag where you want your border to be. Select the diamond, right-click and click FORMAT AUTOSHAPE. A window will appear where you can modify the width, style, color, etc of your diamond border.  Under the COLORS AND LINES tab, select No Fill from the drop-down menu under Fill > Color.

Resizing the tags
If you want to resize the tags, do this before putting any info on them, but after you added the border (if any).   Make sure the DRAWING toolbar is visible. Click VIEW > TOOLBARS and make sure DRAWING is checked. From the DRAWING toolbar, click the SELECT OBJECTS (arrow) button.  Using the arrow, select all tags by dragging the cursor from the upper left corner to the lower right corner of the paper.  A border appears around the whole area with tags.  Drag the lower right corner of this border to resize the tags.

Directions
Cut on the lines after printing. To set the eyelet on the top portion of the favor tag, click here. You may also choose to have rounded corners by using a round-corner cutter.

Updates:
2/25/08:  Directions for resizing the tags are posted above