Monday, April 16, 2012

The Parts of the Whole .... lot of MICKEY!

Hi Everyone,
So to continue on with the Kristen & Adam wedding. . . I am up to the Shower invites.  Now you need to know it is really about quantity with me.  I have mentioned this before.  I love when I have to create and produce a large quantity of something.  I call it Henry Ford syndrome.  Yes it is true.  I like to think that I have the actual ability to manufacture something.  Now keep in mind I did produce 200 of the buttons (picture to follow once the basket is done). Now my quest is 40 shower invites.  Which I will agree is not really a lot since there are people out there that make like 200 Wedding invites.  I think it is not so much the quantity as how do you organize your project. So with that said here is a picture of my worksheet (one that I use for just about all the favors and such that I do).
Silly? Maybe, but I know what I have done and what I still need to do.  For me it makes a huge difference when I sit down to assemble the finished product because all the parts are together and organized.
Here are a few more pictures of the parts. Just look at all those Mickey ears! Thanks to my ZING because there is a total of 160 (80 red - 80 black) because there are 2 die cuts on each invite.
 The black card base was also cut on the ZING, it did an amaZING job cutting all 40 with not one problem along the way.
And then there are the inserts and invite information cards along with a red shadow card and the belly band that is 7 X 40 pieces, 6 of which were prints and then hand cut on my Fiskers cutter. So thats is 280 cards cutting all 4 side of each card equaling 1120 slides of the blade.  WOW! that's CUTTING!
And it all adds up to this:
Don't count the envelopes because they are purchased. All the cardstock and envies were purchased from LCI paper online. This is the thickest cardstock I have ever used.  It is just beautiful.  Here is a picture from a few posts back of the inside of the invite.  I really do like how they came out. The belly band and the matching envelope really finished it off.
 I will finish these this weekend and move onto the favor.  The theme of this shower is Mickey's kitchen and cookies.  So with that said you know cookies and cookie cutters are involved.
Thanks for stopping by and as always I would be happy to provide any specific info if needed. Just leave me a comment and I will respond.

1 comment:

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