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#1 jamieirene

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    Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:04 AM

    Hello everyone!

     

    So I just had to share this find with everyone.... Just Placed my order!  I am getting the Medium Maracas in assorted colors.  One will be placed on each guests plate at our reception dinner.  We are making tags that say something along the lines of "instead of tapping on your glass, heres a system with Mexican class.  Stand and Shake with all your might, to see the groom kiss this bride tonight!" 

    (borrowed saying from Shelbygirl Thanks!)  the saying will be attached with a nice ribbion.  And the Maracas are only 1.65 per pair so who could resist?!  : )



    #2 jamieirene

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      Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:51 AM

      Just finished making the tags that we will attach to the maracas once they come in....Let me know what you think!

       

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      #3 Sharon99

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        Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:55 AM

        Looks great & I am totally stealing this idea! LOL! Thanks!

        I just need to wait to get somewhat of a head count so I know how many to order.

        What site did you order the maracas from?



        #4 jamieirene

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          Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:39 AM

          Thanks Sharon99!  I think its just sooo cute!  I thought I included the maracas in my previous rant, but I was so excited I see I left it out! lol  Heres the link:

           

          http://www.amols.com...g/product/MX702

           

          I'm getting the medium ones, but they have other sizes one larger and one smaller!



          #5 Sharon99

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            Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:10 PM

            Great thanks so much! I think medium is perfect. I love that it already has Mexico on them too...I was not about to do that myself!

            I almost want to buy a bunch now since they are so cheap!



            #6 jamieirene

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              Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:16 PM

              I know! we are doing one per plate so they are so cheap I just went ahead and ordered!  LOL our wedding is not until July 28th 2012!  I am a crazy super planner bride and I want every thing done way in advance so I don't worry and can relax months before the wedding lol.  I over ordered, but I figure what ever I don's use we can always post on here for another bride to find! : )



              #7 82turtles

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                Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:21 PM

                Super cute idea! And thanks for the link.. have that one saved.

                 

                Where/how did you make the tags to go along with the maracas? Do you have a template you could share?

                 

                Side note -- you spelled 'tapped' wrong on your tags. Hopefully you haven't printed them yet! Other suggestion -- could you adjust the font size or something to maybe try to get the last phrase to be on one line?



                #8 82turtles

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                  Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:22 PM

                  ^^ Whoops.. meant 'tapping', not 'tapped'



                  #9 JayKay

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                  Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

                  I think the tags look great, minus the small spelling error!!



                  #10 jamieirene

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                    Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:20 PM

                    Thanks JAYKAY & 82turtles!

                     

                    I did notice the mistake thankfully before I uploaded them to FedEx Office for printing, but not until after I posted it on here lol.  I made the tags using both powerpoint and word.  Unfortunately there is not really a template, but i'll try and explain how I made them to the best of my ability.  

                     

                    So pretty much you start with a blank slide in powerpoint.  Then I inserted the beach scene as my background by going to file insert picture (We are using this picture to label most of our items and it was also the picture on our save the dates.)  Then I inserted individual text boxes for each of the words on the page.  Example To get Thank on the page I went to file insert Text box typed Thank and placed it where I liked it.  I did this for each of the texts on the tag.  Then you simple file and save this slide as a jpeg.  This will be the front of your card and you then start a blank slide of the back of your card.  I Then just inserted blank text boxes for the wording on the back.  You then do the same thing and save this as a jpeg.  Next open word, and I wanted these to be the size of a business card so I opened the custom business size blank page.  You then insert the jpegs into the blank business card slots.  The all I did was upload this to fedEx Office and had them print them and I picked them up today!  : ) hope this helps!  If you have any more questions feel free to ask! 






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