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How to make survival kit toppers?

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#21 Sehausle

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    Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:48 AM

    Originally Posted by janette34 

    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.


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    Tools Used

    White Cardstock

    Home Printer

    Paper Cutter

    Boning Tool

    Hole Punch



    cute - love the idea of using the star brads rather than staples

    #22 Sehausle

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      Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:49 AM

      Originally Posted by LAtravelgirl 

      Avery actually makes kits that include bags and toppers. I saw them at Staples this week and they are on sale!


      Probably still more expensive than the DIY, but kits certainly make it easy! I have not checked on prices elsewhere.


      cool thanks!

      #23 Raquelita0715

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      Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

      Great info. I was assuming you had to order the bags with ur graphic

      #24 Sehausle

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        Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:31 AM

        I ended up printing my own on cardstock (got it for free from my dad as he works for a printing company). I made my own template with powerpoint and it was pretty easy to get the right size (just did a few practice runs first). Here are mine!

        #25 seka21

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          Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

          I was woindering how to print too. I was just going to use cardstock paper but the postcards would be much better. Thanks!

          #26 Sara1603

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            Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:28 PM

            Thank you all for such informative posts. It helps a lot!

            #27 becassidy

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              Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:14 AM

              I've been debating on doing this or just putting everything in the bag loose... I am kind of sick of designing things and printing them :(

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