Friday, December 3, 2010

for your tears of joy: stds part 4 (one more detail)

One last detail that was a pain in my butt were these home reception tags that I put only on the stds being sent to my side of the family and those local to the Pennsylvania/New Jersey area.

It was one problem after another with these things. I decided to get a circle cutter rather than a circle punch so that I would be able to cut different sized circles with just one tool. Well, if you're thinking about buying the Fiskars circle cutter (because it is the best rated) - don't do it. It has issues (or maybe I'm the one with issues) cutting circles under 2 inches in diameter. No matter how hard I tried, it gave my circles rat tails.

I ended up returning it for the Martha Stewart circle cutter and the Fiskars 2 inch squeeze punch, which is what I ended up using. Even though I told myself that I would return the Martha Stewart cutter if I didn't use it, I kept it anyway. It's a Michael's/craft store curse, I tell you. Anything I ever buy with the intent to return it if it's not used never happens because I tell myself that there will always be another craft project. Luckily, I already have some ideas.

So after purchasing my circle cutters, I made a quick stop at the office supply store to see if they had any circle labels. My original plan was to use the circle cutter to cut a 2 inch circle out of craft paper and then a 1.5 inch circle out of the full page label paper I already have. Circle labels sounded much easier, though. And what do you know? The only size they had was the exact size I needed. I went home, downloaded the template, made my design and pressed print. And this happened.

After fussing with it for an hour or so and wasting a few pages of (expensive) label paper, I decided to just delete the black outline from my design. Not ideal, but doable. Again, no one would notice or care but me.

It all turned out okay in the end. And even though I have more supplies than I know what to do with, I'm sure Michael's hasn't seen the last of me.

Did you accumulate a lot of extra craft supplies during wedding planning?

Read all about our save the dates here:

Part 1 (envelopes)
Part 2 (envelope liners)
Part 3 (handkerchiefs)


  1. Sorry they were a pain, but they look great! We had to buy a saw and vice to create our DIY wine corks. It all worked out, but it was definitely a huge mess!

  2. These look great! I'm from the Lehigh Valley in PA, but getting married on Long Island..we have the same wedding date, too!

  3. It Is a small world! I went to Parkland H.S. and grew up in Schnecksville. Looking forward to following you!

  4. They look amazing! I had a bunch of trouble with that circle cutter too, it's now boxed up with the other craft supplies that I don't like.