Sunday, May 15, 2011

wedding program challenge

A few weeks ago, I came across this DIY challenge from Minted.com. They recently introduced a new line of wedding programs and challenged bloggers to come up with fun and creative ways to embellish these programs.  I thought why not, and next thing I knew I signed up for it. 

As soon as I received the package from Minted.com with the program samples, I was pleased to find the cocktail hour program inside. It's simple, clean and modern..it's so pretty right?

Since the inside of the program had such a beautiful and graphic design, I decided to print the program text on velum paper. That way the pattern can be seem under the text and not hidden  behind the program insert.

Luckily I had the perfect grosgrain ribbon in a pretty shade of yellow to bind everything together. In keeping with the simple and clean look of the program, I tied a simple knot on the side
I don't know about you but I ALWAYS cry {not ugly cry, just a few tears} at wedding ceremonies and I tend to forget to bring tissues with me e-v-e-r-y-t-i-m-e. It's true! So I decided to tuck in a pocket tissue inside the miniature envelope on the back of the program for anyone who happens to shed a tear or two like me.

So what do you think? you like? I would love to hear what you think.

Wish me luck friends!!! 

{Wedding Program DIY}
Materials:

Program

Velum paper 8.5"x 11"

Grosgrain ribbon

Miniature envelopes

Pocket tissues
Double sided tape

Instructions:
Download the program insert page template and print on vellum paper. The document is divided into two columns. Using a paper cutter or scissors, carefully cut along the line.

Fold the program insert in half and place inside the program cover.  Using 18" ribbon, loop the ribbon around the cover and insert and tie a knot on the side. 

Insert the pocket tissue inside the miniature envelope and secure it with double sided tape to the back of the program. 




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28 comments:

  1. Sweet, Chris! Love the tissue in the back :)

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  2. Love the yellow font, love the yellow ribbon, & I adore the tissue idea!

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  3. I love the tissue idea, Chris! What a clever and sweet touch :)

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  4. Good luck, Chris! I love the tissue embellishment; what a great addition!

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  5. Great idea!! I love the tidsue detail!! Good luck my friend!

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  6. what a practical, cool idea with the tissue!!!

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  7. I love it! It is clean, pretty, elegant, unique, and not crafty-looking. Such a great job. Good luck. If we can vote, let us know b/c you'll get mine :)

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  8. I love it... It's simple yet it is fun... The colours are great. The choice of paper/stock is fun... And you did well at putting it all together :) love it!
    And the tissue idea is AWESOME... and if not for tissues, it could be for confetti or rice, or a little secret message to the guests!

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  9. chris!!! this is AHmazing!!!! the tissues are such a smart & cute touch!!! love it!!!

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  10. So sweet and creative! Amazing job! Good Luck!!

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  11. Outstanding concept with the tissue :) perfect details! You've got my vote :)

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  12. Oh sweetie this is fabulous!!! The attention to detail is amazing ;-))) And the tissue idea...well it's over the moon!!!! Everything crossed and best of luck ;-))) Can we vote somewhere for you??? Because you know without a doubt you have mine!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  13. The tissue pocket is perfect, what a sweet addition!

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  14. Looks great and I love the tissue pocket.

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  15. Could this be a new career in the making? Looks fantastic! Great job!!

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  16. Brilliant, Chris! So creative you would have my vote hands down! xo

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  17. That is such a great idea! Brilliant!

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  18. Love it! I've been trying to come up with program ideas for a while now and the tissue idea might be a winner!

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  19. I love this idea! Sounds crazy, but I never have tissues at a wedding and yet I'm a chronic crier! These would be so fun for a wedding - you'd hear me squeal with joy if I was handed one of these!

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  20. Pretty! I especially love the use of vellum. And the tissue idea? brillant. Stealing this idea for my own programs!

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  21. Such a smart idea! Love it! And the invites are very cool.

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  22. i think this is such a great idea. It's so fun and unexpected, but useful too. I could see myself being like oh that's cute! and then a few minutes passing and being like ...and omg i really need this!

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  23. Gorgeous! and what a fantastic idea to include the tissue!

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  24. Nice job Chris!! I love the tissue idea!!
    Good Luck !!!!

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