Post # 1
The bags I purchased have an insert that comes with it. I have attached a picture. The insert is 3 x 6. I can order 2 x 6 custom bookmarks online for MUCH cheaper. I have attached a picture of the bookmark, so you can get a feel for the size. Do you think the difference between 3 and 2 is horrific or can I pull it off? Ignore my horrible ribbon! We mastered tying these last night!
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Post # 4
Are you putting them inside the bag or as the last picture?
Post # 5
I am also wondering if it is going inside or out?
Post # 6
Is that really a book marker? I cant really tell whats inside the bag in the first pictures..It seems to be some type of ticket style save the date?
You absolutely can do it as a DIY project, no one will be bothered if you change the size, although am not too clear which is which in the pictures.
Post # 7
@mwitter80: lol i second that
if the insert comes with the bags that you have already purchased, why not just use those? the difference between 3in and 2in is pretty big actually, especially when it determines if the bag is going to fit cleanly over the insert or look loose and unfinished. plus, you’ll have to create folds in the bookmarks which will greatly increase the chances of a sloppy finished product, whereas the inserts probably have pre-scored folding lines for a clean finish.
Post # 8
The insert doesn’t come with the bag. They are about 200.00 by themselves. The bookmark was my save the date that is size 2 x6 so I was just playing with it for the purpose of size. Sounds like the consensus is that I should purchase and/or get the right size insert. I plan to put them inside the bag, my pictures were just playing with some options. I guess I wasn’t clear on my real question, which was is there that major of a difference between the 2 x 6 and the 3 x 6?
Post # 9
This is probably one project that shouldn’t be a DIY. It may be worth just spending the few extra dollars…
Post # 10
@futuremrsdq: I think you could play with this and get it to work but I do think that the 2″ is going to be too small. Don’t give up yet!
The other difference I see in the purple inspiration picture and yours is that they did not gather the top of the bag to tie the ribbon around. They achieved that clean look by probably punching two holes in the top and threading the bow through that.
I don’t know if that would possible for you since your insert is so much thinner than what they did.
Post # 11
Hi ladies.. I wanted to update you. Here’s what I ended up going with. The question now is ribbon or no ribbon????
Post # 13
Less is more…no ribbon. These look great!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
No ribbon, it hides the cute design too much!