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#1 Alysonh57

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    Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:34 AM

    This may be a stupid question, but how do you make the survival kit/oh shit kit topers? I know there are lots of templates out there but im curious how you actually create them, how and on what you print them on, and how you attach them and what you attach them to? Any guidance would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

    #2 li282

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      Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

      I used the oversized postcard on vistaprint :)

      #3 janette34

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        Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

        I made one in excel.  It was fairly easy if you are familar with the program:

        Make a rectangle using the shapes option half the size you want your topper to be

        Create an identical rectangle directly below it

        In each box type what you want in and add any pictures, clip art, etc

        Do the same in the second box

        Flip/Rotate your wording and pictures so when you print and fold the paper in half it reads correctly

        Before printing make sure you get rid of you shape outline or add a border if you like

        Print and cut to desired size

        Fold in half (I used a boning tool to get a sharp edge)

         

        To attach I placed the topper over my bag and used a hole punch to create holes on each side of the bag and then secured each side with a brad.

         

        Oh Shit Kit.JPG

        Tools Used

        White Cardstock

        Home Printer

        Paper Cutter

        Boning Tool

        Hole Punch

        Brads



        #4 Antigua14

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          Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

          Originally Posted by Alysonh57 

          This may be a stupid question, but how do you make the survival kit/oh shit kit topers? I know there are lots of templates out there but im curious how you actually create them, how and on what you print them on, and how you attach them and what you attach them to?
          Any guidance would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

          Thank you for creating this post,not a dumb question. I was thinking the same thing.



          #5 lkterry

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            Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

            It IS helpful to have ALL the steps for these projects!



            #6 Alysonh57

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              Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:21 AM

              Thanks!

              #7 MJKH

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                Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:54 AM

                I used the oversize postcards from Vistaprint as well...my details and template are posted in my wedding week survival kit thread (attached as a link in my signature line below). The trick to getting a nice, sharp, clean fold is the boning tool and a ruler. I tucked the plastic bag inside the folded card and stapled everything together.



                #8 MissBubbles205

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                  Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

                  Janette, thanks for sharing... But I have to ask... What were the clothes pins for? I like how they are my colors. :o) Did you paint them?



                  #9 janette34

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                    Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

                     At our resort each balcony had a clothes line so I painted the clothes pins to match our colors so our guests wouldn't have to worry about their clothes blowing away.  Not sure if anyone actually used theirs but it was a cheap filler.

                    Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

                    Janette, thanks for sharing... But I have to ask... What were the clothes pins for? I like how they are my colors. :o) Did you paint them?



                    #10 whatsup

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                      Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

                      nice it like the "sh!t"






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