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#1 sgreen99

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    Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

    I figured I should just start a thread with my goodies, since I'll be going along and wanted to share in case anyone else gets some ideas from my stuff, I figured I post it as I go along.  They'll be lots more to come, as I'm not getting married until January, but here's what we have so far:

     

    My Birdesmaid invitation boxes  Just something I pulled together with a little creativity at the local dollarstore.  I really wanted a different and super special way of inviting my girls!

    BM Boxes.jpg

     

     

    My Save-the-Dates. I designed these up in Photoshop and then just had them printed on 4" x 6" photos, and attached them to magnets (I cut up self-adhesive biz card magnets from Staples and stuck them on the back). 

     

    Ben & Sarah Save The Date 1.30.2013.jpg

     

     

    My self-designed logo (again, Photoshop).  We'll likely use this for some of the tags as well as the mugs I'm going to get screen printed.

     

    LOGO-6.jpg

     

     

     

     

    My centerpieces *I think*  I saw something really cool this weekend that may make it's way into these plans and flows a bit more of the vintage feel into it, which I'll of course add here if I do!! Again, dollar store cheapy vases and Orchids from Jysk (surprisingly good quality). Pardon the crappy cell phone pic ;).  I think I'll have some scatter gems mixed with seashells around these. 

     

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    My card box. I love this one!  I cam across this treasure chest at Jysk for $15 and I just loved it, but I really want some more vintagey" feeling things at the wedding. So, I painted it up and antiqued it.  A very messy but fun process.

     

     

    Treasure Chest.jpg

     

     

     

    My "vintage" table number photo frames!  Again, a steal at the Dollarama, they are actually $1 plastic frames (which is perfect because they weigh NOTHING for travel).  I spray-painted them (using a spray paint meant for plastic) and then used my same paint/glazing method as I did for the box.  I'm not sure this is my final design for the numbers themselves, but that's what I've come up with so far, that co-ordinates with my other Photoshop designs so far.

     

     

    Table-Numbers-Collage.jpg

     

    That's it so far!  I hope to have lots more to show you (lord knows I have a head full of ideas, whether they actually work or not, that's a different story!!)

     

     

     

     



    #2 ChocoTaco7568

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      Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

      Wow, great job on your card chest box and picture frames. This makes me want to try my hand at antiquing even though I have no reason to.



      #3 kristinalilly

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        Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

        Wow well done with the antiquing! Very crafty!



        #4 tkuzma

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        Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

        Nicely done! I especially like what you've done with your frame table numbers.  I can't believe that you're not getting married until January- you've done so much already!!!


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        #5 marooon13

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        Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

        Any tips on antiquing? Seems like you're a pro :o)



        #6 Josie Fiorda

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          Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

          Great job! I love your monogram....it's almost exactly what I have been trying to do but am so bad at it. Would you be willing to share your template?  Thanks!



          #7 finleya

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            Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:07 AM

            I love the Monogram as well!! What font is that? I have been trying to find a similar one but there are just so many out there and so far I haven't found one I like. :(



            #8 Palacebridex2

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              Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

              Everything looks really nice, I love what you did to the frames and the chest!!



              #9 sgreen99

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                Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:12 PM


                 

                Originally Posted by marooon13 

                Any tips on antiquing? Seems like you're a pro :o)


                I would suggest wearing gloves!  I didn't the first time and totally wrecked my nails.  For the frames I was smarter and got latex gloves which made clean-up much simpler.  Also, for the first couple of tries I would leave the glaze on less time that you think.  Wipe off, see how dark it is and you can always add more.  The good thing about it is it's meant to be random and imperfect, which is good becasue it's really hard to know what the end product will be!

                 



                Originally Posted by finleya 

                I love the Monogram as well!! What font is that? I have been trying to find a similar one but there are just so many out there and so far I haven't found one I like. :(


                The font on our names is Scriptina Pro (one of my faves!!)

                 



                Originally Posted by Josie Fiorda 

                Great job! I love your monogram....it's almost exactly what I have been trying to do but am so bad at it. Would you be willing to share your template?  Thanks!


                I'd share - do you have Photoshop though?  That's the clincher ;)

                 



                #10 sgreen99

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                  Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:15 PM



                  Originally Posted by tkuzma 

                  Nicely done! I especially like what you've done with your frame table numbers.  I can't believe that you're not getting married until January- you've done so much already!!!



                  Thank-you!!  I know I'm way ahead of the game, but I'm super busy all summer with other people's weddings (I'm a photographer) so I figured I better get on it now when I've got the free time ;)






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