Brother UK – How to make a range of bespoke wedding designs and accessories

Brother UK – How to make a range of bespoke wedding designs and accessories


My Brother Design’n’Craft printer can
do so many things. Lots of my friends are getting married lately, so one of the
things I wanted to do was to create a place for wedding guests to leave their
greeting cards. With the 50 millimeter roll in my Brother printer, I’m just
going to select ‘new design’ from the homepage. I make my workspace about 65
millimeters and select ‘height’. For my first tag I type the letter ‘C’. I change
the font to one that I think works well with in this design. I’m just going to
enlarge this to make it easier to work with and then rotate it 90 degrees. I
then change the color to brown and approve all the changes. To put the
letter over a nice image, I select ‘art and’ then ‘wedding’. I resize
and rotate the picture and then select ‘print’. I’ve pre-cut five tags and used a
lacy border punch across the bottom of each, knotting a piece of lace through
the top hole. I peel off the backing paper and stick it to the tag. I then do
the same again, until I have all my letters and then use pegs and a length
of twine to hang the tags from the basket. Another lovely little touch is a
bespoke seating plan. I’ve pre-cut some tags and my 50 millimeter roll is ready
in my Brother Design’n’Craft printer On the home page, I choose ‘new design’ and
alter the width of my workspace to slightly over 80 millimeters, because
this is the width of the tags Press ‘type’ and I’m using the keypad to
insert the names, pressing ‘return’ after each name, so that they’re on single
lines. I press ‘type face’ and choose my font, pressing ‘approve’ when I’m happy
with the choice – then simply print and cut the label.
I’ve just got to quickly change the roll, I want a 25 millimeter one this time and
I need to change this on the screen to adjust the size – again to just over 18
millimeters – and pop in the table number I choose ‘art’ and then ‘flowers 3’, select
various flowers and ‘approve’. Resize and duplicate any of the flowers you’d like
by highlighting them and pressing ‘stamp’ Just arrange your flowers, resize, print,
cut and stick it to the tag. Do the same for the other labels. Using
double-sided sticky tape, stick a length of lace under the name label. Tie twine
through the hole on the top and you’re finished.
A personalised seating plan of course needs personalised place cards. I pre-cut
and folded my place cards and have the 25 millimeter roll in my Brother printer.
I select ‘new design’ and check the roll width to make sure it matches the roll in
my machine. Then it’s really easy to just type in the name of the guest, change the
font and approve. Going into ‘art’ and ‘flowers 3’ I can choose the flower
designs I like and resize and duplicate Glide to cut and stick it to
slightly wider cardstock, then to a vellum piece, then to the place card.
Finish off by highlighting the flowers with glitter glue.
I’ve made this mini gift bag as a wedding favor and I want to make a thank
you label to go on it that matches the rest of my wedding items. Go into ‘new
design’, I alter my roll size to 25 millimeters and then my label to 80
millimeters. Now I’m starting my design, typing my message, changing the font and
adjusting the size. I need to leave a small space to the left, to punch a hole
to attach the tag to the ribbon. I select ‘art’ and then ‘flowers 3’ to get some
images that match the other wedding items I’ve created. I’m just going to
duplicate these images and resize and reposition. Peel off the backing and
stick the label to a slightly larger piece of card. Punch a hole in one end
and tie the label to the bag with the ribbon. The Brother printer is so great
for this, because I can resize and duplicate any elements I want to use. It
means I can design and tie together all the different items for a perfectly
co-ordinated wedding – from invitations to place settings, table plans, favors and
much more – and I can print as many as I want

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