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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Matchbook Baby Shower Invitations on: July 17, 2011 03:36:04 PM
My sister-in-law and I are throwing a baby shower for our other sister-in-law.  I finished the invitations yesterday!  (:

They are matchboxes covered with scrapbooking paper. Inside there is a tiny (3/4 inch) scroll or folded invite and 4 beads (just cause I liked them). 

Let me know what you think (:














The opened invites are actually printed on velour paper, but I forgot to take a picture of them before I rolled or folded them up. I love that the paper is kind of see-through, so even when it's rolled up, you can see the print backwards.





2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Carson's Mario World Nursery **pic heavy** on: April 12, 2010 12:41:07 PM
My husband and I are in awe of this little guys room!
You are extremely creative and are so patient. OMG It took 10 hrs just to print. That is one devoted momma! Your husband is so awesome also helping as much as he did!
Do you mind me asking how much this cost just to print? Grin

The paper is high-quality cardstock ($13 a package I think, we bought 2 packs), and we printed all the pages at our sister's office, so she only charged us what she pays (.25 per copy).  I think we ended up paying her $100 for all the copies.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Carson's Mario World Nursery **pic heavy** on: April 05, 2010 07:14:16 PM
Wow.That is amazing!  How did you do it?

Thank you!  We played the actual game (Super Mario World) on my husband's PC (using a super NES emulator), taking screen shots as we played. Then in Paint, we designed each wall. Then we blew up each of the wall images through Rasterbator (a free online program).

It took us 10 hours to print out all of the pages since they were such HUGE file sizes!  Then my husband put up each page with sticky-tak. At some point we're going to put a clear coat over the top of all of it, but as of right now, it's done.  (:
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Carson's Mario World Nursery **pic heavy** on: April 05, 2010 06:38:21 PM
This is our son's nursery that we have recently finished!  I made the crib mobile and my husband and I designed and made the wall mural ourselves.

Door Sign:














Husband working on the 1st wall:


Husband working on the 3rd Wall:


Close-up of the Crib Mobile:
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A Suave "new" dresser on: September 06, 2009 05:13:46 PM
This is an amazing transformation!  Great job!!!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami Baby Shower Invitations! on: June 30, 2009 01:11:55 AM
The paper size was something strange like 5.8 inches.  You could make them with any size paper you want as long as they are a perfect square (most origami paper is).

I made the stem out of brown pipecleaners wrapped in stem tape.  I don't think you can see it in the pictures, but I poked the pipecleaner through the middle of the flower, then curled it to make it more realistic. The only part that was covered in stem tape was everything below the flower part.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Origami Baby Shower Invitations! on: June 29, 2009 03:15:52 PM
Okay, so I had never thrown a baby shower.  When my fav co-worker got pregnant with her 2nd, another co-worker and I decided to throw her a baby shower.  

One of my responsibilities was the invitations.  I didn't want to do something boring or something I had seen before (plus do you know how expensive odd-shaped envelopes are?  Sheese!).  So, one day I was looking goofing around on the net for something entirely different, and I came upon an origami lily.  I was in love.  So, I designed the invites, found some pretty ty-die looking origami paper, printed them all off, then got to folding!  About 1/3 of the way through folding 28 invites, I told my husband this hadn't been my GREATEST crafting idea.... READ: it took a LONG time!  (:  But, everyone at work loved them!  And most importantly, I felt I really gave my friend something special...my time.  (:

Enough talking... On to the pictures!  (sorry for the blurry camera)



What the finished flower invitations look like.  




This is either all of them, or nearly all of them finished, ready to take to work. You can kind of see what the paper looked like before being folded in the background.




Once people got them, they had to take the flower apart and open it to find the invitation.  

I designed the invitations with photoshop brushes that can be downloaded.  I can't remember exactly where I got them, but I got the inspiration to use them from Kaffrin's wedding invitations here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235609.0

Somewhere in the Comments for the post she says what they are called/where she got them.


*** So, the one thing I'll say about doing the invitations this way.... No one wanted to destroy their flower!  It was both a compliment and a frustration.... I mean, THAT was their invitation... if they didn't open it, how would they know where/when the baby shower was?  The Answer?  A group of the girls would get 1 sucker to open THEIR flower, then the others would just look on hers.  Dirty.  (:


8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: wallpapered stair risers on: June 03, 2009 08:27:21 PM
 Cheesy I LOVE this!!!  I've been trying to talk my husband into letting me do this to our stairs with no luck!  I think it looks wonderful.  Good Job!   Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Monteagle Bag on: May 11, 2009 08:23:54 PM
Wow.... I don't know how you made this, but it's awesome!  I just read through the tutorial.....  Huh  Too complicated for me!  I have to do something while someone talks me through it to learn something like that!

Good Job!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: TheSueb's Wedding Crafts - Image Heavy! on: October 30, 2008 04:53:48 PM
Your wedding looks like it was a total blast!  If you don't mind me asking, what program did you use to create the invitations? 
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