The first craft I ever made (well the first one I was ever brave enough to show someone besides my husband 🙂 ) was the program for my brother’s wedding. Now, before I get into more detail about this project I want to clarify a few things
- Yes, that is my paper trimmer in the background of the picture. When I took this picture I had no idea that I would one day be uploading it to a blog where picture quality mattered. I was simply taking a picture of the program to get approval from my now sister-in-law – gotta make the bride happy!
- This kind of goes with point number 1 but yes, the photo quality ..well sucks. I was not trying to take a great picture, I was trying to show my future sister-in-law what her program looked like. If I had any idea that this picture would be uploaded online for public consumption and critique I would have at least turned on all of the lights in the dining room.
- Yes, some of the letters are highlighted, it is not your screen. This is because I used a reflective foil to make the programs.
I could have taken the time to crop out the paper trimmer and brighten the photo but I wanted this post to be as genuine as possible. My crafting journey has been a progression and I want you to see where and how I started.
Now that I have cleared up the questionable photo, let’s get into the craft!
I came up with the design for the programs by looking at a TON of wedding programs online to get inspiration. Once I determined what I wanted it to look like, I created the design for the program in Microsoft PowerPoint. Once I finalized the design (and the bride approved), I drove to a local FedEx store and printed them on a jumbo laser printers. In order for the foiling technique I used to work, the ink has to printed on a laser printer. Once I had the laser printed programs in hand (I printed them in black and white), I came home and foiled them using my Minc machine. If you have never foiled a project before do not be scared, if you know how to laminate paper, then you know how to foil. It takes 3 easy steps
- Place the colored foil on top of the black and white image you want to foil
- Place the foil and image inside of the Minc provided plastic sleeve
- Run the plastic sleeve through the Minc machine
Presto! You have a foiled project.
It was so easy to do, I made half of her programs silver and the other have purple (silver and purple were the 2 main colors of the wedding).