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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Cards and Envelopes for my deployed boyfriend - snarky? sarcastic? PIC CHUBBY! on: November 18, 2011 10:03:29 PM
As I mentioned in my other post, my boyfriend is currently deployed, and loooooves homemade crafty stuff, so I try to make cute little things to send him.  However, my style is less mushy and... let's say... snarky? So, Hallmark cards these are not...









The "Homemade with Love" stamp I put on everything, as well as the little "DP <3 TL" (our initials)


Set of cards and envelopes I made, from a set of blanks I bought at Michaels.  Super easy, but I love the white ink on the black cardstock!


And, my favorite, this set of 3 with vintage style... I  just love the incongruity between the sweet, old-fashioned images and the not-so-sweet or vintage text.



(if it's too small to read, it says "I'd date you so hard, then marry the shit out of you.")

 
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("from the first time I saw you, I knew I was going to have real and/or imaginary sex with you.")

 
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("I miss you.  I feel like peanut butter without the jelly, bread without the butter, crack without the pipe."

And the envelopes I made


[Disclaimer: A lot of the sayings aren't mind, I got them from various locations and card sites around the 'net.]
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: First post: "108 Reasons I love you" PIC OBESE! (similar to the 52 cards books) on: November 11, 2011 11:15:32 AM
EverGreenly: thanks so much, but my handwriting is definitely not that nice! I downloaded it from DaFont, the free font site, here: http://www.dafont.com/honey-script.font

It's one of my favorite fonts!  I knew I wouldn't be able to write everything so nicely and consistently, so I printed out everything I wanted on regular paper on my printer, then traced over it on translucent paper (apparently it's not technically vellum, but I don't know what the difference is...)  I don't know why I was under the impression my inkjet wouldn't print on that paper, but I have since found out it does, so that would have been significantly faster, to print directly onto the vellum.... :/

Kaybeeeee: actually... I'm pretty lucky, he's so mushy, he's mad he can't make one for me where he is, haha.  I'm like "you're deployed... you can't do crafts!" haha. Definitely not your typical guy, I think!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: First post: "108 Reasons I love you" PIC OBESE! (similar to the 52 cards books) on: November 10, 2011 04:45:10 PM
Thanks Radmom, that was very sweet!  And thank you so much snugabulls!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / First post: "108 Reasons I love you" PIC OBESE! (similar to the 52 cards books) on: November 10, 2011 11:52:32 AM
My boyfriend is deployed, and to cheer him up I wanted to make him something special...and this book was born.  Like every other craft, I VASTLY underestimated how much time it would take (and money, cuz I'm not all that creative so I bought a lot of embellishments instead of making them).  I started with the goal of 100, but then I thought of 116 reasons, but then I got tired of making it at around the 105 mark so I cut it down to 108.  BUT - he absolutely loved it.  Like, a lot.  Like, a lot a lot.  Anyway, without further ado, here is "108 Reasons I Love You"....



These are some of my favorite pages, either because I like the page visually or the text makes me smile Smiley
[Some of the "reasons" are ones that I found on the internet that I thought really fit him, but I can't remember where I got them from, so if any of them were from one of your projects - thank you!]

































Thanks for looking Smiley
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Reclaiming my creativity one page at a time on: November 08, 2011 08:14:52 AM
It is beautiful and unique - I like it!!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: 4 Wee Colourful Books on: November 06, 2011 11:42:51 PM
VERY pretty! If you don't mind my asking, what are the bases of the pages?  And is the binding freestyle? I like it!!!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: "My One Tiny book Swap" on: November 06, 2011 12:31:31 PM
Yes, that does help! I've never stitched a book before, although I know there are tons of stitching tutes here and all over the web.  The last one I made I just used binder rings, but I wanted to do something different for my next little project... thanks for the info!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Durable book binding on: November 04, 2011 11:26:22 PM
I'm sorry if I'm a bonehead, but are they already bound in this photo? I can't really tell...

My boyfriend is deployed currently and I know he'll want to do something with all his cards/letters when he gets back, and I'm looking for ideas!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: "My One Tiny book Swap" on: November 04, 2011 08:20:24 PM
It's beautiful!  May I ask how it's bound?  I was planning to make a similar-feeling book but haven't settled on a binding method yet.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first completed pattern...a skirt for my momma on: September 20, 2009 07:42:08 PM
It looks great!

I just stumbled upon this thread when I googled "McCall's M5430," and happened upon Craftster, where I'm already a member - don't know why I didn't think to check here first!

Anyway, yours looks adorable, and I hope mine turns out as well.  Anything I need to watch out for here? Any wonky bits in the pattern?
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