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#1 lilly129

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    Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:54 PM

    Hey ladies – thought I’d share my first real DIY project with you. I found this picture on Martha Stewarts website :
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    Then I decided to re-create it in my own colors. I bought the scrapbook from Katie & Co here in Houston – it’s Rag & Bone size large for $119.00. You could certainly use any scrapbook from Michaels to be more cost effective.

    The pages can accommodate 4 4-Bar envelopes from Paper Source. Here’s a picture of the book & the first two pages.

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    I went to Paper Source here in Houston with my book and a picture of Martha Stewarts version. They helped me pick out the colored envelopes:
    (16) Fuchsia, (16) Poppy, (16) Antique Gold, (16)Chocolate. (Come in packs of 10 for $3.50)
    Total of 16 pages and 64 envelopes

    Each page would have one fuchsia and one poppy then I’d alternate using two chocolates and two golds.

    Once I had the envelopes picked out, I bought 4-bar sized cream note cards (Packs of 25 for $4.95). And then the woman at Paper Source showed me how to make envelope liners. It’s super easy, they have envelope liner templates for $10.95 and the papers range from $2.95-$4.95. I was able to get 16 4-bar sized envelope liners from 1 sheet of paper. Then you use about three strips of double sided tape to affix the liner to the envelope.
    Here’s an up close of the lined envelope:

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    I am the most uncreative, uncrafty, impatient person on the planet but I think it turned out really well and it was sooooo super easy. I spent 1 weekend on it – a few hours on Friday afternoon and a few hours Saturday morning and I was done. If anyone wants to try this – you can order the materials from Wedding Invitations, Envelopes, Stationery, Crafts | Paper Source or visit a store if you have one.

    #2 Thomasjsgirl

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      Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

      What a cute idea and you did such a great job! Ya gotta love Martha :)
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      #3 miss_delerium

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        Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:16 PM

        Very nice! Good work for being "uncrafty".

        #4 Shoesiesluvr

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          Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

          That is such a creative idea and soo cute!
          Good job!
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          #5 MsSmithtobe

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            Posted 14 July 2010 - 01:58 PM

            so cute! Maybe I'll do this and save my $50!

            #6 MysTea

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              Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

              I love that Idea! its beautiful!!
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              #7 msjulie5475

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                Posted 14 July 2010 - 02:17 PM

                I like these ideas.

                #8 mreed

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                  Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:27 AM

                  I love this idea!! I was planning on doing something similar with postcards, but I might just stick with something like this!! Very creative, thanks so much!

                  #9 Dilara

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                    Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:01 AM

                    I love it! Great job on this, especially if you consider yourself 'uncrafty'. LOL

                    #10 JanineA

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                      Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:52 AM

                      Such a beautiful and crafty idea!

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