Black Metallic Designer Program & Inspiration
A Modern Take on an Elegant Wedding Program
Below you’ll find everything you need for this DIY project; printing templates, detailed assembly instructions, and a materials list to make this designer program reflect you and your inner designer. Choose your program cover, inserts and layers. Print your own unique design, top it off with an embellishment of your choice, and mail to your guests. Its just that easy, simple, customized and personalized programs!
Order this kit as we made it for $2.21 or less per invitation
Materials To Customize Programs
Pre-Scorred Black Metallic Program Folder
- Black Metallic Program Cover – Stardream Onyx
Metallic Silver Cardstock for Layering
- 8 1/2 x 11 Aspire Petallics Cardstock – Silver Ore
Black Damask Paper for Binding Cover
- 8 1/2 x 11 Japanese Paper – Black Floral Filigree
White Insert paper for Program Text
- 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 Insert Paper – Radiant White
White Cardstock for Front Layer
- 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock – Radiant White
Silver Heart Brad for Adornement
- 1/2 inch Heart Brad – Silver
1. Gather Supplies & Download All Necessary Templates
Begin by gathering the necessary supplies and downloading print templates for the front layer as well as the insert sheet.
These are found in the Download Templates section above.
2. Cut out & Affix Chiyogami strips
Lay out your Chiyogami sheet landscape. On the back of the sheet of Chiyogami, measure 2.75 inch segments and draw a faint pencil line at each 2.75 inch increment. Once measured, take out your cutting utensil. Using your ruler as a guide, cut out each of your strips.
Using an adhesive of your choosing like our Zip Dry, apply to the backside of the Chiyogami strips, center it over the fold on the outside of the flat program folder, and press, smoothing out the adhesive. Set aside to dry.
3.Cut Out Silver Backing Squares
Lay out a sheet of the silver cardstock, each 8 ½ x 11 sheet will yield four 4 x 4 square backing cards. Measure your four 4 x 4 inch squares, making faint marks where the corners land. Using your ruler as a guide, cut along the guide marks with your choice cutting utensil.
Set aside for construction
4. Set Up & Print Program Cover in Microsoft Word
Open the Program Cover Template provided above in Microsoft Word.
Enter your copy, once formatted to your liking; copy and paste in the other pre-made boxes.
Make sure you save!
Make sure your document is set to print 8 ½ x 11(should be the default, but make sure to check!) check all necessary options and click print.
If you are unsure how to check document size, or have difficulty printing, check our print tutorials.
5. Print Trimming Guides for Program Cover
This template will print guidelines on the back of your top layer cards that will go on your program covers for easy cutting!
Open the Program Cover Trimming Template provided above in Microsoft Word.
Load your White Cardstock into your printer, and click print(be sure to check print settings)
6. Time To Cut Out Your Program Cover Layer
Flip your freshly printed document so the trim guides are facing up, and using your ruler as a guide, cut along the lines.
Now your done with the cutting!
7. Set Up & Print Your Insert Pages
Open the Program Insert Template provided above in Microsoft Word.
Enter your insert page(s) copy, adjust the layout for your pages to your preference.
Be sure to save.
Insert the text weight white paper into your printer and print the internal copy.
8. Affix The White Card To The Silver Card & Embellish
Gather your cut white cards, and cut silver cards as well as your adhesive
Apply adhesive to the back of your white cards, center them on the silver cards, and press; smoothing out any bumps in the adhesive.
Apply adhesive to the back of your embellishment(Silver Heart for this example) and place on your top layer card.
9. Affix Layered Card To Your Program
Now that the adhesive on the binding is dry, fold your programs
Center silver backing card on front of program at the top with .75 inch around top right and left sides
You can choose to be as exact as you want with this step. For optimal precision, measure ¾ inch from the top and sides of the front of the folded program. Apply your adhesive to the backside of the silver card, and apply to the program.
10. Fold & Attach Insert Sheets
Carefully fold your insert sheets in half
Once folded apply a little bit of your choice adhesive to the back of your insert sheet, and apply it to the inside back of the program folder.