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Aaaaaargh

Yesterday I finished printing some save the dates. The job was two-color and a bit technical because it had a border really close to the edge. They came out beautifully. I went to trim the edge on the guillotine and even though I checked it five times, when I made the cut the paper slipped and I ruined half of the job. LAME. My friend said she did that once and now she is superstitious. After she prints she always relaxes for an hour and eats a cookie before she cuts–she has never made that mistake again.

  1. marta

    March 13, 2008

    oh my, oh my. i’m so sorry about your lovely prints! and all that work with two colors! oh man, this will be a project you’ll never forget. your friend’s advice is awesome, i never cut the same day.. i always need a bit of a breather.

  2. love.boxes

    March 13, 2008

    Oh.. I love when cookies.. or.. icecream is the answer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Allison

    March 13, 2008

    Oh no! That is miserable.

    Good to know you have a friend with a plan for preventing those kinds of mistakes from now on! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. erika

    March 13, 2008

    you have luck like me :(.
    so sorry. that’s when I want to pull my hair out and scream at the top of my lungs.
    so sorry for your ‘aaaaaaargh’ moment! I can relate daily!

  5. Janaan

    March 13, 2008

    That is so frustrating. Are you going to share the Save the Dates? I’m sure they are darling!

  6. Kimba

    March 13, 2008

    Ugh! Terrible! However, I would LOVE some advice about where to get a letterpress, and how to get started. I’m itchin’ to!

  7. MissEm

    March 13, 2008

    That’s the pits. I’m sorry it happened ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Abbey Goes Design Scouting

    March 13, 2008

    how did i have no idea you did letter press? I want to see them! Where are you doing them? Do you have your own machine? I’m so impressed!

  9. Tonia Conger

    March 13, 2008

    I think everyone should relax and eat a cookie before doing something highly technical. If you can’t do a shot of whiskey, make it a cookie!

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