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#1 Tracy

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    Posted 23 July 2008 - 07:58 PM

    I started working on my Boarding Pass invitations yesterday but wanted to share a lesson I learned...in the hopes it will help others. (i will post pics once complete).
    There is an area on the boarding pass that is perforated...so we bought a handy little perforator tool at Micheals and I went about perforating them. Well, without realizing it, I was pressing down too hard on the perforator, and i tore (MANY TIMES) through my table-cloth, but more importantly, I actually scratched numerous times my dining room table (it went right through the tablecloth). I had originally tried to do it on something spongy, but i found that the cut was too deep, and it was actually tearing the pieces apart...so the consistency of the table worked well - EXCEPT for the damages now caused - YIKES!!! Thought I'd share this to others can avoid this same problem.

    Other than that - it was a great project, and I loved all the advice and template ideas I got from the site :)

    #2 *Lo*

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      Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:04 PM

      Thanks for the advice! I know I would have done the same type of damage!!
      I am so excited for when I get to make mine.

      And I am not a DIY kind of girl. But everyone on here has motivated me to take on this project.

      Can't wait to see pics!!!

      #3 Bianca

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        Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:27 PM

        awwww... you really need a cutting mat! or maybe a cutting board.
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        #4 KHarrod

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          Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:37 PM

          Thanks for sharing that, Im starting on mine in a couple of months.

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:42 PM

            I would suggest a self-healing mat. You can get them at most craft stores. They're firm and won't leave dents in it.. sorry about your table but I'm sure the girls appreciate learning about it before they started.
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            #6 joesfuturewife

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              Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:17 AM

              thanks for the heads up!

              #7 FutureMrsLewis

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                Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:25 AM

                Wow, thanks! :) I definitely would have destroyed my table! lol

                #8 becks

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                Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:38 AM

                If you're using a cutterpede or another type of paper cutter, many of them (at least the rotary/wheel types) have a perforating blade.

                I went this route and it was really very easy - plus, perfectly straight lines!

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                #9 tcuvicki

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                  Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:13 PM

                  Good to know! Plus I was wondering where to get the perforator tool at too, thanks! I think Home Depot has those wood pens, you might be able to cover up the scratches...Good luck!

                  #10 Kristy!

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                    Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:42 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by becks
                    If you're using a cutterpede or another type of paper cutter, many of them (at least the rotary/wheel types) have a perforating blade.

                    I went this route and it was really very easy - plus, perfectly straight lines!
                    I agree with Becks. I used a cutterpede with the perforating blade and it was so easy. In fact, it was my favorite part.

                    I'm really sorry to hear about your table and tablecloth. That's annoying!




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