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#1 jajajaja

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    Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:55 PM

    Now that title sounds funny.

    I had a hard time finding a STD that I liked because I wanted something personal and not too formal. That's just the kind of people we are. So I decided to DIY.

    Here's what I concocted.

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    Finished product-front

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    Finished product-back

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    I wanted a postcard, so I designed this one myself and printed it off.

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    Designed the back and simply printed on the backside of my 4x6 photo paper. I did have to test several different brands to make sure that the ink didn't bleed when printed on the back. I loved taking the picture for this. We ordered a 48oz margarita that was so good.

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    I decided that the postcard was not elaborate enough, so I found some cheap shells at Michaels. They had a bundle of 48 on sell for under $2. I have also seen these bundles sold in the Dollar Store. For the shell on the right, I simply hot glued the magnet to the back. For the clams, I had to find a way to stabilize it's weight so it would hang on a fridge. I did this....

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    The Dollar Store had tiny little popsicle sticks on sale. There was probably 100 in the bag, but I only used maybe 10. I cut the popsicle to the desired length for the clam, glued it, then glued the magnet on the back.

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    We are going to hand deliver most of the STD since it's close friends and family. We don't have to worry about mailing them, so I found these bags and tags at Michaels. I also picked up the little "Fiesta" rubber stamp for $1 because I thought the margarita was appropriate for our STD.

    It looks cute hanging on our fridge, but now that I created these I have the self-doubt. Are these too cheesy? Ahhh.....I double think EVERY decision I make.
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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:57 PM

    those are great! good job Rachel!!!
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    #3 -Kate-

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      Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:58 PM

      Super cute!! Nice work.

      #4 MsShelley

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        Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:00 PM

        great idea, those are really cute!

        #5 PVBride

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          Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:05 PM

          You did a great job! I always double think every decision too (especially DIY projects). But, don't doubt yourself on these - they are fantastic!

          #6 Martha

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            Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:05 PM

            Not cheesy at all! Super cute and creative!

            #7 anaderoux

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              Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:12 PM

              Those are great Rachel!!!! not cheesy at all!!

              #8 LadyP

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                Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:07 PM

                great job. they look great

                #9 ajncooter

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                  Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:49 PM

                  awesome job those are fun!

                  #10 jajajaja

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                    Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:54 PM

                    Whew! You ladies make me feel better. Thanks!
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