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Hey crafty ladies

We finally ordered our save the dates!  Yay :)  We are doing STD bookmarks that look sort of like this:




I think that they will look more "bookmarky" if I put a tassel on them.  So my question is: should I use a string tassel like traditional bookmarks or a ribbon tassel?  This is what I mean:



OR




Also, do you have any suggestions as to where I should buy the ribbon or string tassels that I decide upon?  Thank you!
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    edited December 2011
    Both would look nice, but I'm liking the ribbon more for some reason. Not sure exactly why, but I feel like it goes with the style of it more. If you go with ribbon, I'm assuming you could buy it at any craft store. I think I've even seen tassles in the wedding sections at some stores (though only certain colors). Just my 2 cents!
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    edited December 2011
    I like the ribbon better, personally.  Like Kim said, you would be able to find ribbon in any craft store.  I know Michaels has a ton of selection in all different widths. HTH! 
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    missizzmissizz member
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    edited December 2011
    I prefer the string because it's more of a traditional bookmark look.
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    edited December 2011
    I actually prefer the string also. It will hold up with time better than the ribbon IMHO. LOVE it btw!!
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    edited December 2011
    I think the string is more traditional for a bookmark, but I think it would be more of a PITA to make (assuming you would make it with several threads of string?).  The ribbon has a more modern look IMO, but I think it would look good with the style of bookmark and it would be easier to make! You could easily find ribon with a design that would spruce it up a bit.
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    edited December 2011
    I just googled a bit and found that it would be pretty easy to find some type of material that would work for the string so you don't have to make it.  For example:

    http://www.ribbonjar.com/product_p/10006.htm

    You could take something similar to that and just let it fray at the end to give it a tassel look.

    Or you could do a pretty ribbon like this:

    http://www.ribbonjar.com/product_p/10648.htm


    I know nothing about that website, but its the first one I came across :)

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    edited December 2011

    Love those!

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    edited December 2011
    I think you could go either way, but I like the traditional tassel look too!  I would know for sure that it was a bookmark then - if it was a ribbon then I might just think it was decorative and hang it on my fridge. 

    You would buy the tassels somewhere vs. making them, right?
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-pittsburgh_hey-crafty-ladies?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:116Discussion:390c5467-9c70-4c2e-8a70-9e1248157329Post:1b7fac3a-75ef-4286-a344-168f0f85bd90">Re: Hey crafty ladies</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think you could go either way, but I like the traditional tassel look too!  I would know for sure that it was a bookmark then - if it was a ribbon then I might just think it was decorative and hang it on my fridge.  You would buy the tassels somewhere vs. making them, right?
    Posted by .KRM.[/QUOTE]
    This!  For being an avid reader, I wouldn't recognize the ribbon as being a bookmark.
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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    edited December 2011
    Ooohh, thanks for all those links!  Yes, if I go with the traditional string tassels, I would definitely definitely buy them "premade," not try to make them myself :)

    Just realized that I haven't even asked FI his opinion on this, haha!
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    Do you think using the string tassels would prevent people from hanging them on their fridge if they wanted to?  Like, would it be too heavy?

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    I love the tassel.  I would just be worried about sending them in the mail since they are thicker than the ribbons.  But I would definitely use it as a book marker if it had the string tassel. 


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    Pat Catans for buying stuff! Its the best!  I personally like ribbon, but I think to cut costs you can do w/o too.  Most ppl toss save the dates, and I would add that 50$ or so that you spend on ribbon into extras for the invtes!  JMO!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-pittsburgh_hey-crafty-ladies?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:116Discussion:390c5467-9c70-4c2e-8a70-9e1248157329Post:2ac97736-8160-4b5d-be58-7e7a3227fe42">Re: Hey crafty ladies</a>:
    [QUOTE]Do you think using the string tassels would prevent people from hanging them on their fridge if they wanted to?  Like, would it be too heavy?
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    I don't think that they would be too heavy. 
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    missizzmissizz member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think it would be too heavy to hang on a fridge.

    This would be my thought process with the tassle - Oh look, Jen sent a STD that doubles as a bookmark!  How clever!  They must really like to read!  What a cute way of bringing a touch of themselves into this!

    With the ribbon - wow, a STD with a ribbon.  I'm going to hang it on my fridge.

    Honestly, the ribbon look would have never crossed my mind as being a bookmark before this thread.
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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Stace, that is really well put :)  And it's exactly what I'm going for!  I don't want people to think it's just a weird-shaped STD.  (They do say "bookmark the date" instead of "save the date," which will probably help, but even still...)  I think we'll probably go with the string tassels.
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    I'm late, but I love the design and "bookmark the date" wording. So cute! Oh, and tassels all the way.

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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    edited December 2011
    Ok, one more question that I'm posting here so as not to be a total PW- is it totally tacky to use return address labels on STDs?  I'll be having my invites done by a calligrapher, and I'll address these STDs by hand, but is a label on the back of the envelope here in really bad taste?
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    And thanks, punk :)
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    edited December 2011
    I like the ribbon better.  I also think that it might be easier to mail them with a ribbon, which is flat, versus a bulky tassle.
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    edited December 2011
    Nope. There is no tacky here. :)  
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    edited December 2011

    Yeah, that was too short of a reply. :P    I don't think that using address labels is tacky at all! I say the easier the better. Does anyone disagree? (I dare ya!)

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    edited December 2011
    I don't think it is tacky at all. Label away!
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    edited December 2011
    Ok, awesome.  Then I will make my first (free!) order from Vista Print, and get me some fancy labels :)
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