Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Today I purchased my first 2" paper punch. I was very excited to find one since they've been sold out at Michaels since the beginning of December (and I've gone to two different Michaels - none of which are close to me)

 

Anyways, we found this template on Martha Stewart for "Do not disturb" type door signs so we figured we'd make these for the guests. I printed them and got them laminated today at Staples.

 

As of today we are offically two weeks away from Jamaica so I am trying to knock off as many items on my to do list as possible.

 

Anyways, came home, pulled out my paper punch, pulled out my "do not disturb" sign and the stupid thing doesn't fit. The template has 2" circles already drawn on it where I should be cutting, but of course...it doesn't fit.

 

Does anyone have any solutions? Laminating alone cost $20 bucks, i'd really rather not start this project again. My only solution was to recreate the template without the circle and print and laminate again - which would mean i'd have spent $40 on some "do not disturb" signs that people probably will not use.

 

I'm the worst DIY'er out there!

 

Here's a link to the signs:

 

Door Hangers How-To

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OH NOOOO!!! I am so feeling your pain! I am not sure...is the printed circle smaller than the punch? Maybe it would just look like part of the design? I say dont bother re-doing it, just do your best, people will appreciate the work you put in.

Maybe I will see you at ror...I'll be there on the 28...COngrats and good luck with all the final details!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too bad we'll be missing each other - we're only there for the week!

 

I decided to just cut off the top of the door-hanger and cut as close to the circle as I can. Oh well. Onto the next project! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah man, that sounds like how I felt when I printed my STD and my corner punch wasn't the right side. That sucks!

 

Glad that you were able to find a solution!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my suggestion would be to trim some length off from the top of the template, so that your punch can reach down far enough to cut through. I'm assuming you have a punch where you can flip it over and see exactly where your circles would line up. if you can mark where the end of your punch reaches vs the circle, and measure from the line you drew to the end of the predrawn circle, that should tell you how much you can shave off the top of the door hanger. I would use what I call "Chicken scissors" lol.. the ones that come with every set of steak knives. Those cut through everything! just make sure you mark a good, straight line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could always trim the card down below the big circle and use a standard hole punch to punch a hole and just thread some ribbon through to hand around the door knob - I think I will do mine that way! Good Luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is why I returned my 2" paper punch!! I had my doubts about it anyway, but reading some of these made me decide to just return the stupid thing, have square tags instead & just use a paper cutter! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Very thought provoking article it really helped me set up my strategies regarding. READ MORE : Login to Hotmail, Outlook using a Windows or Mac web browser Launch your web browser and login: Firstly, you need to launch your Windows or Mac web browser. Once you have successfully done so, go to the Hotmail sign in page:  http://hotmailaccount1811.blogspot.com Enter your email address and password: Once you have reached the Outlook sign-in page, you need to enter your Hotmail email address followed by your password then click Next. Congratulations, you have signed in: On the next page, select Sign In. Feel free to explore the services that are available to 
    • OMG these are incredible! Seriously blown away by the thoughtful detail you have put into every aspect of your gifts, your guests are going to be amazed! Props to you for adding so many personal touches and putting in so much time to make these gifts amazing!
    • These bags are amazing!! You are so organized and detailed, I am so impressed! I LOVE the Vistaprint stuff you ordered, the logo is so cute, I love your personalization!
    • I love etsy!! It's a great place to find personalized gifts without such a hefty price tag. I was thinking of getting my bridesmaids personalized necklaces with their names on them. I found these ones that are affordable and you can pick the chain length and different fonts, so you can really make them your own and pick what you know each bridesmaid will want. https://www.etsy.com/listing/595334072/personalized-name-necklace-stainless?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=personalized necklace&ref=sc_gallery-3-9&plkey=a8662525c53ec285c1b46b0f308162d0591edff8:595334072
    • Hi everyone, I am so happy that I am getting married to the love of my life. He proposed me and we are getting married within in a couple of months. And I have started preparations for my big day. I am super excited about a lot of things and also worried about many things.I have some inhibitions about my face and skin. Since I am a working woman, I have never got much time for personal care. This is the right time for it now. I need  proper medical grade skin care. Want to improve my skin tone and texture  I read some details about it here, https://www.mcleanclinic.com/nonsurgical-procedures/non-surgical/skin-care/, and found it really helpful. Can anyone of you suggest me some more tips? Like what I can do at home to have a glow on my face?  Thanks in advance.
  • Topics

×