Monday, June 2, 2008

Definitely A "Too Much Time On Her Hands" Project

The coat check tags are finished! I hate to say it, but I know that this was a waste of time as the guests won't actually see the cute part. Oh well. I really don't have very many paper opportunities for the wedding, so at least I got it out of my system. I am pretty sure that my friends will call me a "tool" for making these.


Some of the rejects in various stages of tear...


If it weren't for my sh*tty cutting job, they would look cute, huh? I had to force myself not to re-do the ones with bad cuts. And getting them cut professionally is the difference between a $10 project and a $30-40 project. Here's the 4-1-1:

  • Application: Adobe Illustrator
  • Paper: Card Stock
  • Eyelets: Paper Source -- papaya, poppy, and gold
  • String (To be Applied): craft thread from Michael's

Here's one tip that it took me a few pages to figure out -- score the cards before running the handheld perforator over them. Not only do they tear easier, but it's much easier to follow a straight line then it was with the ruler.

A few people posted questions about them last week. I'm happy to help someone out if anyone is interested. You have to do your own cutting though, ha, ha.

6 comments:

Tara said...

those are so awesome! good job! i bet you are glad to have them finished...

A Windy City Wedding said...

I am totally going to have coat check tags too, I wouldn't think you are a tool I would think you are thoughtful and awesome!!!

Kate said...

Honey, I think you're the ONLY ONE who thinks your cutting/trimming skills are less than fabulous! They look professionally done. Love it.

tina said...

Kate, I only showed the "good" ones that I made for myself! ;) Let's hope that no guests (especially 1-50) look too closely. Ha. Ha. Thanks for the compliment though.

Mrs. Rippke said...

these look great! what type of perforating tool did you use? i've been wanting one!

Sarah said...

very cute touch, i'll make myself bring a coat instead of the usual 2003 pashmina so i can enjoy the coat check tags. can't believe it is coming up in a few months!