Reading Cards

Here’s one last thing I came up with for our wedding. This is the last project, I promise! For the convenience of our readers, I made a card with the reading printed on it. Our readers wanted to practice the reading before the wedding, so I sent them a copy of our program. At the rehearsal dinner, I am going to give them these cards to tuck into their purse or pocket.

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First, I typed the reading in Microsoft Word. For this particular reading, I divided it up into 2 columns, so that the card can fold like a envelopement. I didn’t like the idea of index cards that could get lost or dropped. The font is large and bold for easy reading. I printed the text on cream paper (same as the programs). The dimensions are approximately 5″x6.5″. Then I punched the corners with an punch called “Imperial” that I bought for $2.49 at a Rag Shop Store Closing Clearance.

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Using the text paper as a reference, I cut a piece of 6″x8.5″ pink cardstock. Reader Amy asked how people get such crisp folds on their programs. Here I am demonstrating what to do to get a crisp clean fold using the Making Memories Tool Kit. With a ruler to act as you straight edge, scratch a line along the ruler with the stylus where you want the fold to be.

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Use the bone fold to fold the edge down nice and flat.
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Adhere the text paper to the cardstock. I recommend glue dots over double stick tape because double stick is unforgiving and the paper will bubble.
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Then fold. I folded it like a little “purse” and made it small enough to fit into a small clutch.

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Here’s the other one I made which folds up in the vertical direction.

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Then I rounded the corners with a pair of scissors. I rounded the corners, so that the point doesn’t catch on their clothing or poke a kid in the eye. Now I haven’t figured out how to keep the flap closed over the card. I was thinking of lacing a ribbon through, but I haven’t figured out how yet so that it can open easily.

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Mrs. Snow Pea

Location:
New York
Wedding Date:
August 2007
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