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#11 Sarah

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    Posted 10 November 2006 - 07:17 PM

    Thanks for posting this Christa! I've wanted to do it, but wasn't sure what the best method was. This is such a cheap and easy decoration that looks awesome!

    #12 A10CalGal

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      Posted 10 November 2006 - 07:23 PM

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      Originally Posted by AQHARIDER
      Thanks for posting this Christa! I've wanted to do it, but wasn't sure what the best method was. This is such a cheap and easy decoration that looks awesome!
      Look what happens Sarah, you are away for a day & a half and I turn into a freaking Martha apprentice!

      #13 Sarah

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        Posted 10 November 2006 - 07:35 PM

        I couldn't believe it when I saw this post Christa! Look what happens when I leave you girls alone for a couple days! What an awesome idea, and a great presentation! I think you need to change your avatar to:
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        #14 A10CalGal

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          Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

          OK ladies I just got home from michaels where i spent about an hour being completely overwhelmed! I picked up some light blue velum, some cream colored velum, a few white bags, spray adhesive & a Fiskars paper trimmer. I plan to give this project a try tomorrow (FI made early dinner plans I just found out about). After being initially overwhelmed in the store, I found it to be a very inspiring place. Yes, this was my first time in a craft store. I also bought a plain wreath, some pine cones & some gold ribbon & am half way to making cool wreath for our front door.

          What's wrong with me? LOL><

          #15 SASSYGIRL

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            Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:20 PM

            Welcome to the dark side! HeHe!

            My FI calls it a "crap store" rather than a CRAFT store but I have made some pretty cool things! I can't wait to see how these turn out! I was thinking it might be cute to use really small bags and put your monogram on them or something cute - that way you could use lots of them and they wouldn't take up the entire table!

            Get to crafting and we will wait to see how you do!
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            #16 gkashmira

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              Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:30 PM

              I have to admit I don't quite get it. Where do you put the vellum and why areyou printing on it? Does the name show up in a shadow - I am very confused! (Sorry). I'm usually pretty good with this stuff but my mind has been blown!
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              #17 SASSYGIRL

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                Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:46 PM

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                OK this is my 1st attempt at posting a picture - I found these on martha stewarts website - i thought they were cute!
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                #18 gkashmira

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                  Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:13 PM

                  OK, I get it now! VERY cute!
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                  #19 NABUMBAH

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                    Posted 12 November 2006 - 03:09 AM

                    okay Christa, good to hear. you're so cute. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

                    I've never seen that lawn set-up. That's pretty cool!

                    #20 A10CalGal

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                      Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:47 PM

                      OK, so I decided to make luminarias for Thanksgiving as my trial run. I've learned a few things:

                      1. My printer does not like vellum & is in need of a new color cartridge.
                      2. Getting stuff centered properly in word is a challenge
                      3. Spray adhsive really is sticky!
                      4. It's good to just mess around no matter how lame you think your first crafting attempt is.
                      5. Definitely invest in a paper cutter if you plan to do anything like this.

                      I glued some ribbon to one of the trials just for fun...

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