Jump to content

Photo

need some DIY help...


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#11 foxytv

foxytv
  • VIP Member
  • 7,740 posts

    Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:24 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lauren c.
    i've been attaching everything with eyelets (scrapbooking section of michaels). i like the way eyelets and brad look; i feel like they add something to the paper.

    here's a pic (but a bad one) of my menus, eyelets at top of both. wound up using design at right, and put dark raffia between eyelets. then stuck one glue dot at bottom so that part stayed attached.
    Click the image to open in full size.
    here's my oot tag before hanging. it's a better pic of the eyelets.
    Click the image to open in full size.

    also, ask FMIL what to use!
    That looks great! I am learning ssoo much on BDW! I have to get down to business with getting this stuff done soon.

    #12 Alipires1

    Alipires1
    • Jr. Member
    • 298 posts

      Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:04 AM

      I was going to say eyelets too. You can get them in every color imaginable and they give it that professional look.

      #13 becks

      becks

        VIP

      • VIP Member
      • 4,881 posts
      • Wedding Date:August 9, 2008
      • Wedding Location:Riviera Maya
      • LocationNew York

      Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

      Has anyone tried the spray on glues? I'm thinking it would be easy, and wouldn't bubble like regular glue, but I'm not sure it would stand up to much heat, humidity, etc.

      Happily married since 2008

      Allurements by Rebecca - Destination Wedding Invitations and more


      #14 starfish kate

      starfish kate
      • Jr. Member
      • 455 posts

        Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:08 PM

        The Creative Memories tape runner would work great.... If you know a consultant you could get it from or I'm sure you could find it on ebay. That's what I plan on using.
        Kate

        #15 Alipires1

        Alipires1
        • Jr. Member
        • 298 posts

          Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:59 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by becks
          Has anyone tried the spray on glues? I'm thinking it would be easy, and wouldn't bubble like regular glue, but I'm not sure it would stand up to much heat, humidity, etc.
          Spray on glue gets pretty hard and won't bend much after it dries. When you try to bend it the papers usually separate.

          #16 nylalany

          nylalany
          • Member
          • 625 posts

            Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:46 PM

            cheese_diva - Did you have a placecard for each person vs. couple? If for couple, what happened if they ordered two different entrees? I should probably ask my venue what they need from me in this regard.

            #17 lyrebard

            lyrebard
            • Jr. Member
            • 229 posts

              Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:04 AM

              Just to add my $0.02 to the glue debate (late, of course, but thought it might be good for posterity/anyone doing a search): when I made my invites, I asked the woman who sold me the DIY kits and she suggested fabric glue, such as "Fabri-Tac".

              I have to say, I was surprised by how well it worked! It doesn't get paper wet, like most glues do; it doesn't bubble; it lets you slide the pieces around slightly to readjust orientation (unlike tape); it dries really well, and if you get a bead on something you didn't intend to, you can just wait a couple of minutes and it peels right off.

              We were duly impressed. =)

              #18 nylalany

              nylalany
              • Member
              • 625 posts

                Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:50 PM

                How long did it take you per invitation out of curiosity? I ended up just going for getting them done professionally, but I'm wondering for any other projects I have, how long it'll take per piece, since I have so many freaking guests...

                #19 ErinB

                ErinB

                  VIP Member

                • VIP Member
                • 9,504 posts

                  Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:57 PM

                  Angela, great idea color coding the entree selections! I'm a compulsive color coder, I'm surprised I didn't think of that.

                  Bre - I used the scrap book glue from Michaels. No problems with bleeding/bubbles but both of my pieces were cardstock. I also just glued the outside edges, making a perimeter, with nothing in the middle.

                  #20 cheese_diva

                  cheese_diva
                  • VIP Member
                  • 1,966 posts

                    Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:14 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by nylalany
                    cheese_diva - Did you have a placecard for each person vs. couple? If for couple, what happened if they ordered two different entrees? I should probably ask my venue what they need from me in this regard.
                    Sorry I missed this.. we did one per person.. We asked for menu choice on the RSVP cards.
                    http://i148.photobuc....0smash/032.jpg
                    faberphotography.com
                    <a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb2f.lilypie.com/Yg4Cm8.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Second Birthday tickers" /></a>




                    0 user(s) are reading this topic

                    0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users