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#11 bride2010

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    Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:36 PM

    So I saw this idea of mint matchbooks a long while back on a website somewhere. I figured they were easy enough to make so I tried to make my own. My FI and bridesmaids have been harping on me about putting our logo on everything, so I've since had to change it to something "beachy" as it originally had our logo on it. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I'm posting a picture of the samples I made. I haven't found mints I want to use yet (and it's also really early to buy them), so I used crunchy M&M's for now (yum!). I'm always welcome to feedback...good or bad (or should I say positive or constructive...haha).

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    I used regular cardstock & I was able to fit 3 to a page. I used a 1/8" round hole puncher and I've included the punch marks on the template. I cut raffia (roughly 12 inches) and threaded it through to make a bow. I trimmed the excess afterwards. I used the ZOTS (I think that's what they're called) to stick the mint bags to the matchbooks and they work great! I bought 2" x 1 1/2" recloseable bags from Michaels and they fit perfectly inside. I put in a fold mark for the top fold (with raffia) on the template. Make sure you don't make a sharp fold for the bottom as you want it to be rounded. I did pinch the corners a little to keep the shape. Feel free to message me if you have any questions, and I hope this is helpful!

     

     

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    #12 bride2010

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      Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:41 PM

      I also forgot to include the fonts I used for this project. They are from DaFont.com:

      Scriptina
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      #13 azulskies

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        Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:57 PM

        Girl, these are so cute! I love them..you did a great job!

         


        #14 rach220

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          Posted 11 October 2009 - 03:58 PM

          I think these look great!!! I wish I had come across this before our wedding-what a great idea! Nice job :)

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          #15 Ginalyn

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            Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:45 PM

            Wow, what a cool idea...great job! I like how it says "Mint for each other". How cute!

            #16 Cassie

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              Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:00 PM

              This is such a cute idea, love it!
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              #17 cruisebride0410

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                Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:02 PM

                Those are adorable! Great job!

                #18 Erika J

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                  Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:33 PM

                  This is a fabulous DIY!! Great job!

                  #19 marny61

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                    Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:18 PM

                    These are adorable - your guests will love them.

                    #20 TeNeil

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                      Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:10 AM

                      These look like they were made by a professional! Great work.




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