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    • nat123
      CommentAuthornat123
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 3rd 2009
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    hey guys .. is anyone else thinking of making their own wedding stationary? im trying to cut down costs so if any has any ideas on where to get supplies etc let me know.

    thanks
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    • sarah2011
      CommentAuthorsarah2011
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Dec 3rd 2009
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    Hey nat123..im also doing my own wedding stationary,a close friend has offered to do ours as she knows what she's doing!Ive read in lots of other wedding mags that if your doing stationary yourself then try places like wilkinsons,supermarkets,places like that.if i hear anything else ill post it on here!x
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    • HelloKitty
      CommentAuthorHelloKitty
      Got married 11 years ago
      Posted: Dec 3rd 2009
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    I made our wedding invites myself.. just very simple ones. I bought some card from Staples and ran out so got extra from Wilkinsons and then just got h2b to help me design it in Photoshop.
    If you Google search you can find some good templates you can download and use.
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    • yvonne
      CommentAuthoryvonne
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2009
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    hi nat, i'm making my own too, i got my stuff from ebay, 50 cards with envelopes was around a fiver i think, heart shaped whole punches, a couple of pounds etc. you can get everything you need from there without going over the door.
    yvonne xx
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    • sophia2011
      CommentAuthorsophia2011
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2009
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    im also really interested in doing my own wedding invites, but i dont have a clue where to start.....im abit worried about them looking tacky xx
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    • guapetona
      CommentAuthorguapetona
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 6th 2009
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    Hi im doing my own too. I got gateleg cards from a diy wedding stationary company on ebay with envelopes and got some ribbon from local habberdashery. I got idea from confetti website. Im just printing the inserts my self. Very simple but effective. xxx
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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Dec 6th 2009
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    hi nicola,im not doing my own invites as they were made for us as a present but iv been told hobbycraft have everything you need to make your own,iv got to go there to get place name cards,they are on line aswell,,prices are really reasonable
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    • amie23
      CommentAuthoramie23
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Dec 7th 2009
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    hi, i am also making my own wedding cards. we have got all of our supplies from hobbycraft-very reasonable prices and they also have leaflets with designs on etc. i definitely reccommend hobbycraft
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    • Chrissy
      CommentAuthorChrissy
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Dec 7th 2009
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    Hi, I've made them before for friends, it's quite easy. I brought most of the stuff from ebay, I hunted for free templates on google, found loads. I have ordered only yesterday a cd rom from ebay with templates, ideas etc on making your own stationary, table numbers, place cards etc. I have also made Table planners in the past and they too are surprisingly easy, again I just searched for free templates and found loads with instructions. They don't need to look tacky, just pinch ideas from different sites and they will look really tasteful and proffessional. If anyone would like any templates I have some for inserts, table planner etc, just email me and I will happily share them with you ;o)

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    • pippy
      CommentAuthorpippy
      Posted: Dec 7th 2009
     
    I just bought 150 blank ivory cards and envelopes for £13 from The Works. They've got lots of colours at the moment! I'm using a hole punch and a photocopier to really keep the cost down.
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    • nat123
      CommentAuthornat123
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2009
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    hi guys,i took your advice a had a look at hobbycraft today for cards etc ..i looked on the back of one of the packs and found a web address of where the cards are made. i've just looked at their web site and they are much cheaper to buy direct from them example : 80 cards and envelopes at hobbycraft =30.24 on the web site the same 80 cards and envelopes =20.92. the web site is www.craftcreations.com.. have a look well worth it xxx
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    • Melly
      CommentAuthorMelly
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Dec 10th 2009
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    If any of you have a Boyes store near to you, they are worht a look, they sell loads of stationary which would help.
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    • mrs moose
      CommentAuthormrs moose
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 13th 2009
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    im making my own too! depending on where your living google craft shops..im quite lucky in that my mum is a scrapbooker so has all the bits and bobs i need just got to get the materials! iv used a shop called the range and got 50 plain cream cards for a tenner! and then bought embellishments from ebay and a shopping channel on tv called create and craft..im having alot of fun making them and i love that im able to make each one ever so slightly different but all fitting in with eachother!

    staples do a cutting service if u were to buy huge sheets of card for a few pence each big sheet!
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    • guapetona
      CommentAuthorguapetona
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 14th 2009
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    Hi, Im enjoying making our cards because they are that bit more personal, but im stuck!!! Please help. We are hosting our wedding ourselves as unfortunately my parents cant afford to help, but as to not leave them out i thought i would keep the invites formal by hosting them from the parents so the marriage of their daughter blablabla but my partner doesnt seem to like it as they arent payin!! what should i do? (he did say do his familys different!!) Also if i do host them from my parents how do i word it??? Arrrrg!!!
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    • Rachel&Adam
      CommentAuthorRachel&Adam
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Dec 15th 2009
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    Find someone with good handwriting,(or hire someone professional to do it for you) and stick some little diamante's/other embellishments you want on.. I'm planning on keeping it simple & classy. Too much is just tacky. =) X
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    • guapetona
      CommentAuthorguapetona
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 17th 2009
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    Ive sorted it!! I am (printing them) "together with their parents" blablabla. I am doing them in the style of "chic" on the confetti website!! im not sticking things on them coz i think it will make them look tacky :) x
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    • Goff
      CommentAuthorGoff
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 26th 2009
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    I'm doing mine myself. We are having a Gothic wedding so mine will have Hallowe'en themed embellishments on - well we are getting married on the 31st October! The protoype looks really good even if i do say so myself!

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    • spooney24
      CommentAuthorspooney24
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 27th 2009
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    Hi there,

    Try ***************** and *************8 as they have a good selection of wedding embellishments eg two gold rings entwined, hearts and flowers, etc. Also they show you examples of made invitations using their supplies which gives you an idea what they will look like. They arent expensive either.

    I have my parents next door neighbour helping to print the inserts of the invitations, we are getting free card,paper and envelopes from my partners aunt and uncle who have their own card and gift shop so all we need to buy are the embellishments to add to them.

    Good luck to all that are making their own invitations.

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    • ginge23
      CommentAuthorginge23
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 27th 2009
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    I am making our own and got all the card and envelopes from Rymans and bout ribbon from mandors x
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    • iluvcakes
      CommentAuthoriluvcakes
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 28th 2009
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    Hi Spooney24,
    Have just logged onto both of those sites - they are amazing! My H2b and I, think, we have just sorted out our invites :0) Thanks very much for the tips and sites as I didn't know where to start!! x

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    • iluvcakes
      CommentAuthoriluvcakes
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 28th 2009
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    Hi Chrissytvi,
    Would you be able to email me with some inserts / templates for wedding invites please? I don't know how to email you on here or how to add you :0)
    Thanks,
    Jackie x

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    • kessy77
      CommentAuthorkessy77
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 28th 2009
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    Hey girls. I just designed my invites and menus/place cards etc myself. Microsoft have templates you can download and clipart. I got a lovely one with butterflies and flowers and used that as the background with the template on top. Was easier than I thought - mine was in word and publisher format which are both really easy to use if your familiar with microsoft office. You know youre downloading something safe too - I tried a few others but had great difficulty trying to edit them as most were read only files. Have 2 invites to an A4 sheet of card and just going to use guillotine to cut them in half.

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    • missbubbles
      CommentAuthormissbubbles
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 28th 2009
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    hey all. im not long engaged but was already thinkin about my invites because im gonna make them all myslef...makin my friends at the min. im thinkin of using a photoshoped pic of me nd my h2b. got all the stuff for my frineds invites in a little craft shop near wer i live. x
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    • FreyFreyMrs.Carney2B
      CommentAuthorFreyFreyMrs.Carney2B
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
     
    Hi girls! I just thought I'd say i've just finished my invites - it took ages, me and H2b said that's why you buy them - when you realise you've printed out all of the invites and find a spelling mistake! ooppss. oh well, they were fine on the 3rd time round! (Yes, we didn't learn how to proof read after the 2nd print out!). Anyway, photos are on my page now if you wanna check them out, and feel free to comment! :)
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    • Jilly17
      CommentAuthorJilly17
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    They are fab and so unusual! I love thinking out of the box and doing something different! Well done!
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    • Happilymarried Mrs G
      CommentAuthorHappilymarried Mrs G
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    We are making our own invites, using an image of the spanish steps, and ribbon in our colour.
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    • GregorysGirl
      CommentAuthorGregorysGirl
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    I am making my own and just did 2 tonight, very pleased with them and gives me such a proud feeling to know that I have made them myself! I spent £17 on card, envelopes, ribbon, badges and vintage patterned paper from Downtown. Might take a little while to finish them all but it is great fun and a great money saver as ones I have looked at on the internet are about £3 each! Definitely go for it! xx

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    • lil miss sunshine
      CommentAuthorlil miss sunshine
      Got married 9 years ago
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    i took the easy option and got mines ready made

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    • Madam Butterfly
      CommentAuthorMadam Butterfly
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    I'm doing mine, I'm a creative person so would be strange not to. Definitely gives a personal touch and will make you proud :)

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    • alanafx
      CommentAuthoralanafx
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    My mums doing mine, she got all the stuff from craftology quite reasonably priced !
    I'm making my own placecards, tableplan and thankyou cards ... got all the stuff for them from ebay really cheap not spending much at all, tried one of each already and they look really good if i do say so myself lol :)
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    • Moomie
      CommentAuthorMoomie
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    I'm cheating with mine, all I have to do is print the insert. Wish I was more creative though, I can make stuff but I just don't have the ideas
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    • hjl2001uk
      CommentAuthorhjl2001uk
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    I want to make mine but for my simple idea it is surprisingly expensive. I just wanted a piece of teal card and a piece of silver paper held together with teal ribbon and printed on the silver paper at home. I've looked for the card in shops and it's so expensive. Have found some on ebay though so may try that.

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    • felicity.h
      CommentAuthorfelicity.h
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    i made mine.... going to put pics up in a bit. there fab. did cost 92 for 80 odd but there will be enough craft left overs to make the oos so bargin really. i got my stuff from the hooby of craft shop. I must admit there not as cheap as they first seem to be and in the shops there supply of stuff is stupid they have like 4 of everything and thats it and it can take 4 weeks to get it in. Same with card stock. they have loads of it but not enough envelopes to go with every bit. not really doing them justice here am i lol
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    • RedBee12
      CommentAuthorRedBee12
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 7th 2011
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    We are going to do our own too, but think we will leave it nearer the time :p I have an idea of how I would like it, but whether or not we will be able to do it is another matter :p
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    • SarahW91
      CommentAuthorSarahW91
      Posted: Feb 12th 2012
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    I was also a bit torn between making my own and buying them. I found this great article online which really helped me out. There are some great tips here is the link:
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    • Donda
      CommentAuthorDonda
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2012
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    I'm making my own invites, table cards, favours & poem scrolls. It's saving me a forrune :)

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    • Katya
      CommentAuthorKatya
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2012
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    i get all my stationery from colemans.... pack of 50 a4 card for £2.99 check my photos for what i have done for ours. im also doing inserts atm for a clients wedding

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    • Mrs Davro
      CommentAuthorMrs Davro
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2012
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    Im planning on making my own save the dates and invites.
    Save the dates are just blank postcards with save the date written on one side then our names and the date on the other.
    Invites are going to be just folded card with a ribbled rectangle in one of our colours then a smaller rectangle in the other one with a stamp on the front. Need lots of card as putting the 'give us money not a toaster' poem, the menu for the meal, an invite to the celebration party the weekend after and if the registry office don't update their website to the right address before then directions to the registry office all inside the envelope.
    Not sure where going to buy card etc from as don't drive and the only craft shop in town just gave the impression of 'get out of my shop you are not a real crafter just a dabbler'
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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    Hey lovelies!

    Just bringing this one back to the front page and asking if anyone else has made their own and if they have pics up, I have made pocketfold templates and they aren't 100% straight.

    I cant decide if this is a nice touch because they are home made and I have tried, or if it is doing my head in and I want to buy new ones (which will essentially cost me double and defeat the entire object lol)

    xx
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    • StaceyH989
      CommentAuthorStaceyH989
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    Hey Wizbit,

    I've making own pocketfold invites too, pic in albums :)
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    • FayeH
      CommentAuthorFayeH
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    I'm in the process of making mine, i bought navy blue cranford card and ivory cranford paper from Hobbycraft along with some small bows and washi tape to finish, then bought lace doilies for a laser cut effect. I've designed my own wedding invite inserts in photoshop (censored version on my wall) and will stick them on navy card and decorate.

    Tbh i think hand made invitations are lovely, I definitely wouldn't go out and buy more just because they're a little wonky! I understand how you feel about wanting them perfect but it's so unlikely that they'll be perfect if handmade - there's so many to do!
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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    Oh Faye

    I noticed you aren't sending RSVP's but all is being done online or with phone number. I had never even considered this, not sure how I feel about rsvp's lol

    x
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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    I actually hand made my pocket fold itself so the entire thing is hand made, think that is why they are a little bit wonky, hopefully can straighten it whilst I make them up
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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    I'm making our own invites - well that's the plan, haven't started yet aha

    But I am doing bundles of stamped and printed cards. I have done most of the StDs already. Because I'm hand stamping/finishing them I have found that some are a little bit smudged or wonky but that's all part of making theme yourself x




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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    thank you :) will make one up properly and see how I feel I think it will be okay
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    • StaceyH989
      CommentAuthorStaceyH989
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    It could be wonky because of the glue and card you use, if your using a glue that is thinner and more of a liquid it the card might move as you stick pieces to it, I always wait till the glue is slightly tacky before I stick things down :)
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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    no its wonky because I cant use scissors well

    hahahaahah
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    • StaceyH989
      CommentAuthorStaceyH989
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    Perhaps you could borrow a guillotine from an office or library you definitely cant go wonky with them
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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jan 17th 2017
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    they are already all cut buuuut I have borrowed the one from work so hoping I can straighten a bit as I go!

    think I was rushing a bit in my excitement haahah
 
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