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« on: July 14, 2009 06:59:12 PM »

Sponsored Content - Craft Book Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from the new craft book...

Paperie for Inspired Living: Stationery and Decorations for Weddings, Parties, and Other Special Occasions
by Karen Bartolomei


With this book from paper guru Karen Bartolomei, even the most budget-conscious host can now create beautiful, customized, coordinated suites of paper products for any occasiona casual wine-tasting party, elegant dinner party, or backyard barbeque, among others.

To get started all you need is a computer, paper, and embellishments you can find in any craft store. Each suite contains several projects, from the all important invitation to smaller touches like labels, tags, and keepsakes. For instance, in the personal stationary suite youll learn to make a monogram, Thank-You cards, Mailing Labels, Business Cards, Letterhead, and Notecards, while in the New Year's Eve suite the projects include an Invitation, Menus, Resolution Sign-in/Postcards and Drink Signs.

In addition to providing inspiration for themed suites, Paperie for Inspired Living also includes indispnsable advice for invitation wording and etiquette, and provides tips for throwing unforgettable parties, like choosing a color scheme and ideas for breaking the ice.

(Makes 1 Menu)

Share your joie de vivre with dinner guests. Prepare a lavish French feast served on your finest china.
Present the dinner selections in rich damask-printed folios wrapped in ribbon-laced, silk corsets that
echo those worn by cancan dancers at the Moulin Rouge.

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Spray mount
1 sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) lavender card stock
8 1/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) piece lavender silk fabric
Six 1/8" (3mm) silver eyelets
1 sheet 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) chartreuse card stock
2 sheets 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) white card stock
18" (45.5cm) lavender 1/4"- (6mm-) wide wire-edged organza ribbon
Double-sided tape

Bone folder
Craft knife, self-healing
cutting mat, and ruler
1/8" (3mm) hole punch
Eyelet setter with self-healing mat and hammer

Pattern clipart


1 In a well-ventilated area, spray the adhesive on one side of the lavender card stock and attach it to the lavender silk. Smooth out any wrinkles using a bone folder.

2 Trim the sheet of silk and card stock to 3" x 8 1/2" (7.5cm x 21.5cm). This will remove any thread shags or uneven edges.

3 Punch 3 holes on each end of the strip. The holes should be spaced 1" (2.5cm) apart and 1/2" (13mm) from the top and bottom edges of the material. Using the eyelet setter with self-healing mat and hammer, set a silver eyelet inside each of the 6 holes.

4 Use a bone folder to score and fold the chartreuse card stock in half to 4 1/4" (11cm) wide x 11" (28cm) high.

5 Create a 2-page 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) document in your computer page layout or word-processing program. Place a graphic pattern (damask or floral to match the patterns used on your invitation cards) on page 1, letting the pattern bleed over the edges on all 4 sides of your page.

6 Print page 1 of the document on a sheet of white card stock. Trim the printed page to 8" (20.5cm) wide x 10 1/2" (26.5cm) high and use a bone folder to score and fold it in half to 4" (10cm) wide x 10 1/2" (26.5cm) high.

7 On page 2 of your document draw crop marks for a card measuring 4" (10cm) wide x 10 3/4" (27cm) high. Place a pattern inside the crop marks with artwork bleeding off the edges. Draw a second set of crop marks to the right of the first set for a card measuring 3 3/4" (9.5cm) wide x 10 1/2" (26.5cm) high. Typeset your menu text inside the crop marks.

8 Print page 2 of the document on the remaining sheet of white card stock. Trim the patterned and menu cards to the crop marks.

9 Using double-sided tape, attach the menu card to the center of the patterned card. Then attach the patterned card to the center of the inside right-hand panel of your folded chartreuse card (from step 4).

10 Fold the chartreuse card closed and wrap the folded patterned card (from step 7) around the outside, leaving an even 1/4" (6mm) border along the top, right, and bottom edges.

11 Fold the sheet of silk and card stock around the outside of both the chartreuse and patterned card, positioning the eyelet edges along the long edges of the card. Lace the ribbon through the eyelets and finish with a petite bow. Curl the ends of the ribbon for a less buttoned-up look.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009 07:54:58 PM »

this is helpful. thanks.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010 08:35:58 PM »

This book seems great for what im trying to accomplish!

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