(Closed) almost in tears over here. what am I missing??

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ames12708:  It looks like you just need to make the words fit onto rectangle shaped pages, which you then stack together and bind with ribbon.

I would make each rectangle 2″ x 4″ (just guessing on the measurements, but the proportions are pretty close) and make the words be in two columns. The words on the left half will be on the first page and the words on the right column will be on the last page. Make sure your text lines up like this:

Back cover   Front cover

8th page      1st page  

7th page      2nd page

6th page      3rd page  

5th page      4th page          

 

Then print it out and cut out the pages. Stack them so the Front/back cover are on the bottom followed by the 1st/8th page ect with the 4th/5th page on top. Then punch a hole through all of the pages near the top of the center and near the bottom of the center. Thread ribbon through and tie.

Let me know if this makes sense.

 

Post # 4
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ames12708:  Looks like this is the wedding they came from: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231771/liezel-and-christopher-chicago/@center/272446/real-weddings

Found this – maybe this can give you some direction: http://pinkorchidweddings.blogspot.com/2010/06/escort-card-booklet-favors-with-quotes.html

They look pretty simple – just colored cardstock and a few plain pages inside tied together with ribbon.  Cute idea 🙂

Post # 7
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you have Microsoft Publisher?  It has booklet layouts that might help – I’ve played with them a little, but I can’t call myself an expert, and I bet there are better programs out there, but that’s one option.

Post # 8
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ames12708:  They need to be reversed otherwise the text will read backwards. You will probably want to glue the center two pages (5 and 4) together so that you don’t have a blank center page. But the problem with mine is pages 1-4 have text on the right side of the page and pages 5-8 have text on the left side of the page. . If you want to have the text always on the right side of the page, you will have to print on both sides of the paper or glue two sheets together (which is too complicated for me).

Post # 9
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Back Front

1 2

3 4

5 6

7 8

9 10

 
 

You can do this, and glue the backs of the pages together. As in glue the backside of front to the backside of 1, backside of 2 to backside of 3, backside of 4 to backside of 5, backside of 6 to backside of 7, backside of 8 to backside of 9, backside of 10 to backside of Back. Then do the thread as a decorative bit in the center. Its not the way that the original was made, but it would work and then you don’t have to figure out how to print on the front and back of the same sheet of paper.

 

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