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.
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.
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.
Use the bone fold to fold the edge down nice and flat.
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.
Then fold. I folded it like a little “purse” and made it small enough to fit into a small clutch.
Here’s the other one I made which folds up in the vertical direction.
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.