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DIY Layered Program


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How To Make Layered Wedding Program 

These are instructions I made up when I saw this style of wedding program at Paper Source. It may not be the best way but it worked. 

Materials: 8.5"x11" cardstock (preferrably at least 80-110lb)
8.5"x11" printer paper
8.5"x11" vellum
1/8" eyelets (alternative use cute fasteners/brads)
1/8" hole puncher
eyelet machine (if using fasteners/brads, don't need this)
paper cutter
paper scorer or letter opener

1. For the cardstock backing, cut into 4.25"x11". Then fold the flap to 1". Use a scorer to get a nicer fold. 

2. To save paper, you can print twice on one sheet of vellum. Using Microsoft Word, set your page size to be 4.25"x11" and center your text/image the way you like it. Note that 1" of the top will be hidden by the cardstock fold so remember to account for this. Then print from the top left of the vellum if you're printer allows you to do this. Then rotate the paper 360 degrees and print again from the top left. Then cut vellum to 4.25"x11". I printed 1 original copy for each program page and then used a copier to print the rest. Saves ink and much faster but there will be some slight off alignment. Only I would notice... I also used grey print paper because it is easier to read out in the sunlight. 

3. For the inside text, you can either make it like I did with varying lengths for each page or keep it the same length. Let me warn you if you do varying lengths, it is not that easy. For the one length page, set your page size in MS Word to be 4.25"x11" and remember to give 1" off the top. For the varying length, decide how many pages you're going to have. Give 1/2" for the titles you see. From the bottom up, subtract 1/2" for each page so you'll get the lengths for each of the pages. Then in MS Word, set your page size to each of the different page sizes. Use the printing technique mentioned in step 2. Using a paper cutter, cut each page accordingly. See pictures below. 

4. The hole punching should be 1" away from the left and right and 1/2" from the top and bottom of the fold. Mark the cardstock at these positions. Using the hole puncher, punch through the two layers. 

5. Assemble each page to form a program set and using the already punched holes on the cardstock as guides to punch through the rest of the sheets. I had 7 layers to punch through and it took a bit of work. My then FI did it cuz it hurt my hand to do it this way, otherwise you can take more time and hole punch one sheet at a time. 

6. Use the eyelet machine to attach the eyelets to the program. If using the brads, then you don't need the machine. Just fasten the brad to the program with your hands. The eyelet machine can be expensive. I borrowed it from my cousin who does stamping. 



Last Updated: February 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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