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#1 ashey063009

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    Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:48 PM

    So DH and I embarked upon this adventure last Sept. (yes, this post is a little late)

    It began as our attempt to keep things personal-- but ended as a VERY tedious task that took a lot out of our wallets and our minds.

    Luckily my wonderful hubby was kind enough to surprise me by finishing them up after I had a 3am break down of cutting and pasting. What a fabulous man!

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    We used long blank cards from Michaels, and then created a "portfolio" insert on the right side with pull-out information cards slotted into each. The labels pictured indicate the info included-- most of it voided after the piggy-flu incident. But you get the idea. :)

    The "all you need is love" was a great stamp my sis and I found at Michaels, and a theme we carried through onto the envelopes, Bridal shower, and AHR.
    Underneath the stamp we placed four black satin "corner tabs" and inserted our DIY STD magnets-- no pics, sorry. :S

    The magnets were a black and white photo of DH and I -- at the top they read: "Looks like love is here to stay, so let's celebrate with a week away!" Followed by the usual "Please Join Us" and the date, of course.

    It was really fun to make them-- but I think we both wished we had paid someone else to do them. lol

    #2 Amarillis

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      Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:57 PM

      Definately a job well done! Very sweet that your DH was so participatory!

      #3 autjo

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        Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:04 PM

        Great job! Totally digging the all you need is love stamp!

        #4 JaimeandBrandon

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          Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:04 AM

          Wow! They look great!!

          #5 michellepicksbrent

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            Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:01 AM

            They look fantastic! Great find with the stamp!

            #6 KarenM

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              Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:48 PM

              Those are so cute! And how great your hubby finished them for you!
              I know what you mean about the pain of making stuff yourself. I love doing it but it's soooo time consuming & something seems to inevitably pop up to make them take longer than you thought. We're thinking of doing assemble-it-yourself invites - buying the different components & adding some extra stuff to save the headache of designing our own. We'll see how it goes.

              #7 Ginalyn

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                Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:54 AM

                Those came out great...I think the hard work paid off! So sweet of your man to help you out!

                #8 Jess

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                  Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:21 AM

                  Great job Ash - I'm impressed!

                  #9 march132010

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                    Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:56 AM

                    OMG they look great you did a wonderful job!!!!

                    #10 The Mandy in Chandy

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                      Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:03 PM

                      Those are quite impressive! You gave me some good ideas and inspiration for mine!




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