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Another project to check off the list....and like the others I experienced some challenges.  I hate to think about all the time I've spent on failed projects. 


I originally was not going to do programs since we had a small wedding party and are not doing anything special at the ceremony.  But then I started thinking that its going to be hot and people are going to need fans.  I didn't want to make paddle fans since they are so common and instead embarked on making petal fans based on samples I saw here.  Kudos to the girls who did those well because mine sucked.  I loved the design - the petals were small enough that it didn't look like I had so little info.  I had 2 pages with info on white card stock and 3 pages of blue card stock alternating.  Well that was the problem - it looked great for the other BDW brides but I could not cut the top circular part well.  It looked OK with all one color but when I put them together it was so obviously off.  So all of that went in the trash and I started over with just plain ones.


I took a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 white card stock and divided it evenly in 4 sections to become my 4 pages.  I have a cover page with out logo, one with the wedding info (pretty much same as our invite wording), the wedding party and a thank you.  I cut blue card stock slightly larger and longer, folded a piece over on the top, hole punched it and tied it together with raffia.  So, they aren't actual fans, but they can be used to fan yourself.



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Thanks.  I was really happy with the shade of blue too.  I couldn't find that bright turquoise in cardstock anywhere and ended up ordering it from thepapermillstore.com.  I held my breath a few days wondering if it would be the right shade and it was perfect....and nice quality too.  I had to buy a pack of 250 sheets, but that's just more stock for DIY projects!


I agree with Mochamakes3 - if you do a petal fan buy the perforated sheets.  I was stubborn because I wanted my perfect blue and paid for it.


The thank you wording came from samples of welcome letters posted on BDW so I can't take full credit for that one.  I just put it together a little differently.

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