(Closed) Advice on how to "assemble" invites with ribbon so they look decent?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@All In:  I don’t have any experience regarding the ribbons since my invites didn’t have ribbon, but I remember seeing another bee posting on here a while back with a great idea about how to line up the paper corners . . . I thought I bookmarked it on my computer but can’t find it now 🙁 I will try to describe it, maybe someone else saw it too …

basically you get a square corner photo mat and cut it diagonally so that you have two v shaped pieces. you then measure how wide the border is for your backing paper and top card, i.e. 1/8 inch or whatever, and glue the 2 pieces of photo mat so that they are offset by your border measurement. You can then use it as a template to line up the cards. 

I will continue to see if i can find that post, because it is easier to understand with pictures!

 

Post # 4
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well, there are several ways that I’ve seen ribbon used in conjunction with invitations. So, I’m not sure which one you are talking about, but here are a couple of tips.

I would get a tape gun. Glue will take too long to dry and while it’s drying things can get wonky and make a mess. I used a Scotch Advanced Tape Glider which is expensive and the tape has an adhesive smell, but was very efficient which was important to me because my printer took SO long. You could also get just small double sided tape dispensers but these don’t roll up the paper after the tape is used and you’ll probably need a lot of them.

I haven’t used it, but you may want to check out The Jigster which is supposed to help you align the mounting card and invitation.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ah, I was trying to remember the name of the tool . . . The Jigster!

here is the thread that I was trying to remember 

http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/question-on-applying-backing-layer

towards the bottom, another bee explains how she made her own jigster, along with a youtube video link. She explained it way better than me 🙂

You could just get a $1 picture frame with a mat from the dollar store and use that, since you just need the edges to line up. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@All In:  The Jigster is super handy for lining up (and squaring up!) your cards. It will save you much time and heartache. Double-sided tape works best for DIY — 3M makes a permanent double-sided tape that’s very easy to use and budget friendly. It’ll hold your cards together through the post just fine. Glue can work, but some papers will ripple when exposed to moisture (even a glue stick), so start by assembling one or two and then checking them 24 hours later to see if everything is holding up like you expected. If all is well, then go ahead with the rest of your invitations.

Also, I have a couple of sash-tying demonstration videos that I share with our clients — maybe one of them will help you out? http://vimeo.com/magpiepaper

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