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#1 AtoZ

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    Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:21 PM

    I managed to bang out a few of my DIY projects today and thought I would share the results. Excuse the poor iPhone photos.




    Like my save-the-dates and wedding invites, I turned to a free printable to make our alternative wedding guest book -- wedding advice cards. This project came courtesy of Marry This!


    The colour combinations don`t match the rest of our DIY items or wedding theme, but we plan on framing some of our favourites and hanging them in our upstairs hallway -- where it will match the current artwork. 


    Attached File  Guest book.jpg   189.42KB   5 downloads

    Attached File  guest book 2.jpg   230.68KB   5 downloads


    Items needed to make them:

    • White linen card stock from papercircle.ca. I bought 8-1/2" by 11" which let me print two cards per page. You could probably print four per page if you managed to export them from the Adobe file (which lets you customize your initials) but it wasn`t worth the hassle to me.
    • Paper trimmer.
    • Recipe box 

    Cost breakdown:


    This was a fast one. It took a little over half an hour to print 40 double-sided advice cards (they have a pattern on the back) and the pop-up card.

    • .20 per white linen envelope = $4.20
    • Wood recipe box with glass, patterned lid from Target = $14

    Grand total: $18.20 

    I could have cut costs by finding a cheaper recipe/memory box, possibly from Michaels where I could have taken advantage of their coupons.




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    Items needed to make them:

    • Resin cabochons from Etsy seller snapcrafty.
    • Lace-edged settings (snapcrafty).
    • Silver lead-free hairpin blanks (snapcrafty).
    • Silver earstuds and backings from Etsy seller PrairieDogSupplies.
    • ADH001 glue
    • Leftover scrapbook paper (from another project) for packaging.

    I've seen these flower cabochon hairpins all over Etsy and in some of my favourite local shops but I didn't see myself coughing up $20 for three hair pins. 


    It took me all of about 15 minutes, if that, to put the tiniest dab of glue on the earstuds settings and hairpin blanks and attach the cabochon. I let them dry for a couple hours and then used some scrapbook odds-and-ends from another project to make some packaging, which took me about another 5-10 minutes. I simply used a needle to poke holes for the earrings and a box cutter to make small slits on either side of the paper for the pins. 


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    Cost breakdown:

    • 30 cabochons of various sizes: $18.18 total
    • 12 settings: $6.30
    • 20 hairpin blanks: $6.30
    • 10 pairs of silver earstuds and backings: $1.50 (yes, you read that right)
    • Glue: $3

    Grand total: $35.28 

    This works out to $8.82 for each bridesmaid (2) and flower girl (2).




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    Here's a DIY project that takes less than a couple of minutes. 


    Simply download the free printable kids' activity book from Lovely Indeed and follow their printing instructions. I used regular computer paper. I then punched two holes in the spine and tied it together with leftover baker's twine from our wedding invites.


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    NEXT UP:


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    I'm in the middle of making laminated luggage tags to send with our pre-travel mailer along with these packing tips and their tickets. Here's my inspiration. I'll follow up with a new post when I'm done. 


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    #2 girlinthecity97

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    Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:26 AM

    You did an awesome job! Thanks sooo much for sharing!
    ~ i've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou ~




    #3 csho

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    Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:11 AM

    This all looks amazing!

    #4 AtoZ

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      Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

      I just realized that the images posted as attachments, so many of you may not be able to see them. 


      Here they are:


      Alternative guest book/advice cards

      guest book 2
      Guest book
      Bridal party earring and hairpins
      Kids' activity books
      activity book
      activity book2
      Luggage tags (not completed in photos)
      Luggage tags
      image (2)

      Edited by AtoZ, 28 January 2014 - 07:14 PM.

      #5 AtoZ

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        Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

        Here's that promised post on my pre-mailer laminated luggage tags. (The inspiration can be found here.)


        Once again, excuse the iPhone photos and the shine off the laminated tags.



        Items needed to make them:

        • Scrapbook paper from Michaels. I bought a 'vintage collector' mixed pad that featured maps, chevrons and the like. They feature a different pattern in the same colour on the back. 
        • Mix vacation scrapbook stickers from Michaels. (Item #673807978911)
        • Ribbons (you could substitute for cord, twine, etc.)
        • White card stock for the personalized tags (not pictured). Download the template here.
        • Laminator and pouches. 
        • Single hole puncher.
        • Paper trimmer.
        • Fine point detail pens.
        • Mother-in-law. OK, this one isn't necessary, but it was nice to have someone helping in one of my projects.
        Luggage tags
        image (2)

        Cost breakdown:

        • Scrapbook paper (only needed half): $14.99. $9 after coupon.
        • Four packs of stickers: $4.99. $2.99 after sale.
        • Two roles of chevron jute ribbon: $6.99 each. $5.24 each after sale.
        • .28 per white linen card stock = $1.68

        Thanks to Michaels bundling of coupons, I managed to save off my total order as well, which came out to a grand total of $31.85 with taxes -- plus the $1.68 from my card stock supply. 


        That works out to $0.93 per luggage tag. 


        (I won't include the laminator in this breakdown because I've already loaned it out to others, so it's not a one-time use. However, I did manage to score it on a sale at Walmart for $25 if you're thinking about getting one yourself. If I include the price, plus extra pouches, my tags work out to about $1.90 each.)


        Laminated luggage tags
        Time breakdown:
        • Cutting 36 cards and placing the stickers = 20 minutes
        • Hand-writing names/addresses = 10 minutes
        • Laminating = 10 minutes
        • Trimming laminated tags, hole punching and adding ribbons = 30 minutes (with two people)

        Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes spread over a few days. 


        Laminated luggage tags


        #6 mellie818

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        Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:17 PM

        AMAZING work!!!!!! :)

        #7 nicofio22

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          Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

          This is all amazing!!

          #8 brendab1797

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          Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

          These are amazing

          #9 Meandhim

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          Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:52 AM

           Great Job!

          My Planning Thread - MeandHim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 25 2015



          #10 Traci Felton

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            Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:02 PM


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