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Hey Corrie! I just love your planning thread! I'm back with another question. I read that you said you purchased the shimmer paper at Michaels. I will be on the look out for this (with a coupon of course!). But where did you get your turquoise card stock you mounted your menu on? I just did a search for card stock and I had no idea there were sooo many choices for different types of card stock. Do you think 60lb paper would be thick enough? I'm scared to used too thick of paper because I will be trying to print them myself! 

 

One more question... I should know this and I see it all the time, but how does everyone cut the edges of paper round? (like your fans?). Is there a special 'tool' for that?

As you can probably tell, I'm very DIY challenged but I am determined to change that! :))

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Hi!

 

I bought all my cardstock at Micheal's. The menu card stock came from a variety pack in the card stock aisle.  The variety pack is called Cape Code, there are a total of 5 different colors in the pack.   The thickness for this and the shimmer cardstock was 65 lb and it printed great, I had no problems at all!

 

Sadly I had to hand cut all the fans and cut them very very slowly :(  And it took me quite a long time b/c my hands ached.  But I figured the outcome was totally worth it!

 

No worries you will get the hang of it.  Some of my projects I had to repeat and learn the hard way!  I had to paint 3 ring dishes before I finally thought it was ok :)

 

Let me know if you need anything else and good luck!

Originally Posted by shannonmarie View Post

Hey Corrie! I just love your planning thread! I'm back with another question. I read that you said you purchased the shimmer paper at Michaels. I will be on the look out for this (with a coupon of course!). But where did you get your turquoise card stock you mounted your menu on? I just did a search for card stock and I had no idea there were sooo many choices for different types of card stock. Do you think 60lb paper would be thick enough? I'm scared to used too thick of paper because I will be trying to print them myself! 

 

One more question... I should know this and I see it all the time, but how does everyone cut the edges of paper round? (like your fans?). Is there a special 'tool' for that?

As you can probably tell, I'm very DIY challenged but I am determined to change that! :))

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Wow!! This is amazing!!! It has really made me want to do a lot of diy stuff! I am not very crfaty or creative, but with all these wonderful planning threads certainly makes me feel like I can do it!! Your shoes were amazing and your wedding looked sooooo beautiful!

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This weekend I have been working on all the items I need to get shipped to St. Thomas prior to leaving, so I have been working feverishly.  My FI thinks I am going crazy with all the paper, glue and scissors that have taken over the house, but I wanted to do everything myself, so a disorganized living room is a small price to pay :)

 

Here is what I accomplished this past week:

 

Our ceremony program fans

Ceremony Program Fan Final.jpg

My hands do sure hurt after cutting out all of these petals, but it was totally worth it.  I found some great white shimmer cardstock at Michaels craft store (and of course used a coupon) and used the shimmer cardstock for all the white petals and for my menu's (see below).  Unfortunately the picture really doesn't do it justice, the shimmer makes a huge difference and is really easy to print on.  I had a template from another BDW bride and changed the colors and style to fit our theme.

 

Our reception will be at a nice beach resort just a few miles from Lindquist Beach.  We are having a buffet lunch, just because I couldn't decided what to eat :)  We wanted a very relaxing and laid back lunch.  Here is the picture of our reception area at Sunset Grille

Sunset Grille.jpg

 

Menu's

 

Lunch Menu angle.jpg

I used Microsoft Publisher to create the menu's and printed them on the same white shimmer cardstock as above.  I bought the Martha Stewart sand dollar punches and used that at the top of each menu so the underlying cardstock would show through.  I then couldn't decide whether to mount them on the turquoise or sea foam green cardstock because the seahorse background is a really nice light green and matched the green cardstock perfectly, but all of my other projects I had used the turquoise cardstock....So I decided to do half green and half blue and will have them alternate colors around the table. 

 

I couldn't resist making these really cute cocktail stirrers.

 

Coctail Stirrers up close.jpg

 

I used some of our existing logos that I had made and used that for one side of the stirrer.  I created these again using Microsoft publisher.  I printed them on full sheets (8.5x11") of shipping labels, this made it so I didn't have to use glue :)  I just wrapped them around the stirrers and then just cut out the triangle to make them look like flags.  Here is how I picture them on the table

 

Coctail Stirrers1.jpg

 

 

Now of course I had a lot of extra paper and scraps that I didn't use for projects so I used my Martha Steward punches and made confetti for the ceremony and to decorate the tables during lunch.

 

Starfish and Sand dollar Confetti.jpg

 

Seahorse Confetti.jpg

 

I'll be working on OOT bag items and sand dollar escort cards later today, so I will be sure to share them with everyone!

 

any one know what the matha steward punch is called for the sand dollars?

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