- 12 years ago
- Wedding: May 2009
Hi there! I’m a DIY bride and making all of my own paper products (i.e. save-the-dates, invitations, programs, etc). I recently completed my save-the-dates and not being the craftiest of people it was quite a learning experience. There are some products that I disliked and others that I liked and I thought I’d provide some recommendations in case anyone is in the same boat as me….
- Address labels – I wanted to make the ever-famous Martha Stewart wraparound labels that have been blogged about on this site, but did not want to spend $70 on a large Xyron that I will probably never use again after wedding planning. Plus, the Xyron 900 refills seemed very expensive. So, I created my own label template in MS Excel, printed them out, cut them, and ran each individual label through a Xyron 150 create-a-sticker machine. It only cost $12.99 at Joann Fabrics and the refills were $5.99 each. I made 80 labels and used about 3 1/2 cartridges (one that came with the machine and 3 that I bought in addition to the machine), so my total cost for this was $30.96. For a non-crafty person, this little sticker machine was SO easy and I’ve already received compliments on the labels.
- Scrapbooking tape – Though it’s kind of expensive, I loved the Scotch double-sided scrapbooking tape. It worked much better than a glue-stick or regular double-sided tape. I will definitely use this for my invitations and have found that you can buy it in bulk (at a much better price!) at save-on-crafts.com (http://www.save-on-crafts.com/scotch1.html)
I hope this helps someone – good luck!!!