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#51 elissae

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Thank you so so much for sharing the details - again - I absolutely LOVE how they came out.  KUDOS to your Hubby for helping!!!  I do not have Adobe Illustrator.  :-(  I will check with some co-workers in my office when I go in tomorrow...(i have been on vacation - just got back yesterday).  Is there anyway to open the template in excel/word or powerpoint?

Originally Posted by mrspfafftobe 


Hi elissae! Thanks so much for your comments! The projects were so fun and really made the wedding details feel completely "ours". Here is a step by step guide to making the flags for the paper straws. Luckily he took pictures of every step!! We bought the straws from Etsy from a seller named HeyYoYo. I just looked and unfortunately they aren't on Etsy anymore but many other shops sells the same/similar straws. The paper was purchased from www.paperpresetnation.com.

 

Step 1: Arrange type/design on the attached template called ATTACHMENT 1. I think you'll need Adobe Illustrator to be able to open it and make changes. Copy the first line all the way down the page so it fills up an 8.5 x 11" page. See ATTACHMENT 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Using a paper cutter, trim out rectangular flags using the vertical and horizontal trim marks on the template.

 

 

Step 3: Place a strip of double-sided tape along the entire backside of the rectangular flag.

 

 

Step 4: Fold the flag in half pressing the ends together. Slide the flag onto the straw and secure it at the desired position with the tape. Press the paper together tightly around the straw.

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Once the flag is secured, cut out a V in the end using the trim mark as a guide.

 

 

 

Step 6: Repeat many, many times!

 

As I said my husband did this entire project, but it looked fun and relatively simple! Any questions just let me know :)


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#52 Dazeydawl

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    Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

    Originally Posted by elissae 

    Thank you so so much for sharing the details - again - I absolutely LOVE how they came out.  KUDOS to your Hubby for helping!!!  I do not have Adobe Illustrator.  :-(  I will check with some co-workers in my office when I go in tomorrow...(i have been on vacation - just got back yesterday).  Is there anyway to open the template in excel/word or powerpoint?

    I agree!!!! i do not have adobe but if its possible to convert to a word doc or publisher file that would be awesome



    #53 Mpresid

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      Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

      Awesome! I love the paper straws!



      #54 Loreal30

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        Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

        Wow! awesome! Can you list the items in the Too Much Sun Too Much Fun package...I don't want to spend a lot of money and it looks like it is full of goodies!

         

        Thanks!!



        #55 kindra2013

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          Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

          Love the "fun in the sun kit" where did you get the stuff? Especially the little box?

           

          Thanks!



          #56 elissae

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          Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

          May I ask what font did you use for your cigar bar sign, Light up the Night?  I absolutely love it!  Thanks!


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          #57 mrspfafftobe

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            Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

            Originally Posted by elissae 

            May I ask what font did you use for your cigar bar sign, Light up the Night?  I absolutely love it!  Thanks!


            The font is called Aphrodite Slim Pro. I don't think it's a standard font on most word processing or design software, but you can get it at sites like www.myfonts.com



            #58 mrspfafftobe

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              Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

              Originally Posted by Loreal30 

              Wow! awesome! Can you list the items in the Too Much Sun Too Much Fun package...I don't want to spend a lot of money and it looks like it is full of goodies!

               

              Thanks!!


              Here are the contents of the too much fun kits along with where we bought the items:

               

              E-A-R Classic Earplugs, Pillow Paks, Uncorded, Foam, Yellow, 30 Pairs/Box - iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              Gojo PURELL Sanitizing Hand Wipes - iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              Johnson&Johnson Mini First Aid Kit - iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              Johnson&Johnson Motrin IB Pain Reliever - iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              Pepto-Bismol Pepto Bismol Tablets - iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              PhysiciansCare Antacid    iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              PhysiciansCare Non-Aspirin (Acetaminophen) - iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              Single-Dose A-D Caplets, 36 Doses/Box    iBuyOfficeSupply.com
              3-3/4 X 1-1/8 X 5-1/4 WHITE FROSTED PILLOW BOX - PAPERMART.COM
              Shout Wipe & Go, Portable Stain Treater Towelettes - 12 ea  - drugstore.com
              SPF Lip Balm Chap Relief, 2-ct. Packs - dollartree.com
              Idividually Wrapped Flossers - CVS



              #59 KK2013

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              Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

              This thread is awesome!  I want to do everything on it ;)



              #60 andiegarcia

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              Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

              Where did you get the custom rubber stamp? I love the idea and were interested in purchasing a stamp for ourselves. Thank you!




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