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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Photo Escort Cards on: February 12, 2010 10:26:25 AM
One of my favorite projects was our photo escort cards. They were fun to make and a hit with our guests!



We had 80 guests total, all were close friends or family, so it helped make the photo-finding relatively easy. I scoured old photos albums for most of the photos, facebook helped with a few. The entire project {not including the cork board} cost under $10.



Here's how I did it:
1. find a photo of each guest {I used wedding photos were appropriate, for everyone else I went as far back as I could, but tried to keep it within the time frame of our friendship/memory}.
2. Scan photos as required; print a 4 x 6of each photo. {Find deals on prints! You've got time on your side, I used freebies from shutterfly}.
3. Cut white cardstock into 80 4x6 squares; cut excess background, etc. out of photos. All photos should be smaller than 4x6 when finished.
4. Glue photos to cardstock. If you have glue tape, great, otherwise use the regular white stuff and once dry stick each card between the pages of a heavy book to flatten.
5. Add table numbers. I used rubber stamps. You could also handwrite the numbers or use stickers.
6. Pin cards to a large cork board, and let guests know they need to recognise themselves if they want to eat! *lol*

I had a few "plus ones" who I did not have a photo of, for these guests I simply added their name to their dates photo cards. If you don't have access to photos of your guests you could also try asking them to send you one with their rsvp for a "top secret wedding related project!"
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Flower Girls' Bouquet on: June 11, 2009 07:58:23 PM
I wanted my flower girls' bouquets to also be a fun keepsake for her {she's all about princesses, and girly things right now}, and I couldn't decide on a button bouquet or a 'silk' flower pomander... so I made this fun button bouquet with flower petals!



It was very straight forward to make...

Materials:
- one lei {I used all-white}, cut string and discard plastic spacers
- selection of colourful buttons {I used 2 to 3 per flower}
- craft or floral wire
- flower tape
- ribbon {not shown}

Directions:
1. Cut a length of wire twice the length you want your flower stems {I made mine 7-inches long}; bend in half.
2. Select buttons and thread onto wire, so buttons end up in the middle of the wire, with wire threaded on each side of the button.
3. Thread wire onto petals {I used two per flower}.
4. Underneath silk flowers, twist two wire together. And end of wire, bend up and twist onto stem {this is so your flower girl doesn't poke herself on sharp wire ends}.
5. Group three wire stems together, and twist together to form one larger stem.
6. Starting at base, wrap floral tape upwards, on an angle.
7. Group all floral tape wrapped stems together and wrap in the same manner with ribbon. Tie, pin or glue ends to secure.

So fun! I love that it's cheery and colourful, but will also coordinate with my 'big girls' bouquets of all-white carns.



3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Happy Ears... on: March 09, 2008 11:59:22 AM
I decided I needed some fun, playful earrings for spring... what do you think? I like the ones on the bottom the most, I an actually wear them to the office Wink





4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Supplies & Finished Items in the same shop? on: November 30, 2006 06:56:48 AM
Just wondering what everyone felt about having supplies and finished items using the same type of supplies for sale together in one shop?

I'm kind of thinking I will just be moving towards supplies all together on Etsy rather than posting my regular jewelry - but I was doing some supply shopping of my own and noticed that a few sellers were closing their second shops and going back to one.

Do people really shop using the new sections?  Does it bother you to see everything all jumbled together when you first enter a shop?

Any thoughts would be great! Cheesy
5  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Craft Crap 2 Angel FOUND! on: October 20, 2005 07:29:08 AM
A straightforward swap - send a box of your own "craft crap" to your partner!

Org swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=54623.0

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56390.0

1 swap angel needed for StarSix

Please PM me!  Thanks!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Craft Crap 2 on: October 03, 2005 01:50:49 PM
Someone's already received!  Let's see some photos so we can drool over everyone's goodies!


The original thread is here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=54623.0
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Craft Srap Swap 2 - CLOSED SEND BY: 10/14 on: September 22, 2005 09:34:28 PM
Swap name: Craft Crap Swap 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DsgndbyRJ
Sign-up date range: Sep 23 - 29
Date to send item by: Oct 14

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: Yes

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: Yes

jMi graciously let me copy her original post - so here we go, with slight modifications:

Details of swap: If you're like me you have tons of extra crafting materials lying around your house. I have fabric, thread, paint, brushes, stencils, beads, findings, stickers, markers, magnets, batting, charms, tons of odds and ends--- all waiting to be used! Yet, I have no use for them anymore because I'm bored with them. And as they say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure!" So lets trade our trash!
Requirements
-Everything you send must be useable! So, no fabric scraps that you couldn't even wrap around your pinkie, or broken items.  Don't send anything you wouldn't want to receive!
-You will send your partner at minimum a 9x12 envelope full of craftyness, if your items are better fitted to a box that works too! [just don't toss a couple of fabric scraps in a regular #10 and call it done! Wink ]
~~~
The date ranges are short because everyone was so anxious to send in round 1.  There is no crafting involved and really you don't have to wait to find out who your partner is to get things ready!  If you're curious about round 1 search "Let's Trade Craft Crap" in the gallery to have a peek at what was sent/received.


If you want to participate, PM me the following information:


Name of swap: Craft Crap Swap 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Crafts you are interested in:
Anything you are absolutely not interested in receiving?
Would you prefer to do an envelope or box swap?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ME (DsgndbyRJ) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Here are the partners:

sporkx71 (sent/received) <-> eowynmn (sent/received)
Opheliadrowneth (MIA) <-> StarSix (sent/received angel package)
cookies (sent/recieved) <-> Writer78 (sent/received)
SewPixie (sent/RECEIVED) <-> princess_me (sent/received)
Jennickell (sent/received) <-> DsgndbyRJ (sent/received)



8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft Crap 2 on: September 22, 2005 10:18:34 AM
Just a heads up for those who read this part of the board - it's already been posted to the Gallery thread on Craft Crap 1 - I'm going to start up round 2 of the Craft Crap swap sometime within the next 2 days.

The jist of the swap if you send a bunch of your unwanted craft supplies to your partner - so depending on what you send you could stuff an 9 x 12 envelope of use a small box. 

Keep your eyes peeled for round 2!!!   Grin
9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / Calling all Canadian Crafters/DIYers! on: July 08, 2005 08:38:00 AM
I strongly believe that there can never be too many DIY/Craft sites out there promoting those of use who do this as a biz - and a few recent posts have got me to seriouslly think about taking action on something I've been mulling over for a while . . . I love all the DIY directories, the Sampler and Happily Handmade - but I really think there needs to be something Canadian out there!  So here's the question:

As a crafter/DIYer would you be interested in promoting your crafts through:
a) a FREE CDN directory?
b) a Sampler-type/Happily Handmande-type Canadian based project? (don't worry - not planning on copycatting!)

As a buyer of craft/DIY would you:
a) use a Canadian directory to shop?
b) be interested in receiving/winning Canadian crafts be it samples or gift basket-type giveaways?

I have read a few threads on starting up new directory sites & sampler-style projects - not trying to rip any ideas off, certainly won't be copycatting - but still think there is room for something similar and something Canadian!  Smiley

Please share your thoughts!
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