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*MAR*
« on: May 25, 2007 10:58:40 AM »

Hi everyone! I have been in a whirlwind of hospitals and funerals and babies being born, and haven't been in wedding-mode. I've just gotten back into town and am getting my act together, 7/7/07 is just around the corner.

I've decided I don't want a traditional guest book. I saw this quilt, and it inspired me:


I found these leaves in a teacher's supply store, and used them as my templates:


I will have another shade of green leaf, as well as this colour of green, I ironed "heat n bond" onto the back of the fabric, and I cut two sizes of leaf. One of my nieces will hang out at the table in the beginning to explain to guests to sign their name (in permanent ink fine point pen), and their birthdate. After the wedding, when the smoke has cleared, I'm going to arrange these onto a fabric tree trunk, and applique them onto a quilt we can display forever.
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mgodby86
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 11:37:07 AM »

that's a wonderful idea and very creative!! i'd love to see pictures when it's all finished.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007 02:26:16 AM »

I like your idea. I am still trying to think of something to use as my guest book that is not the normal guestbook, wish bowl, signing matt kinda thing.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 08:19:36 PM »

I really really really like this idea.

I'm trying to think of something for our wedding as well.  I like the idea of incorporating trees and nature since we'll be married in a rose garden and then have our reception at a nature reserve lodge.  You give me inspiration!

Here's a tree I made for Kittykill's wedding earlier this year http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130284.0
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*MAR*
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007 08:24:39 PM »

Sweets, that tree is awesome! I love it! What font did you use to do the "instructions"? It looks great.

I just got two more shades of green fabric today. So, I'm off to heat n bond and cut out some more leaves.... wheeee!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007 08:35:47 PM »

I wish I knew how to applique 'cause I just showed my fiance your idea and he loves it as well.  Is it super difficult?  Probably quite time-consuming, I'd imagine? 

Oh, geez.  I have no idea what font it was.  I know I have it saved somewhere though.  I'll see if I can find it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007 08:38:41 PM »

Wow, I can't believe I found it that fast! Cheesy

I did it in Photoshop CS2 & it's called Pristina (Regular, 22 pt, Strong).
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2007 04:22:38 AM »

MAR, how did this work out at your wedding?
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*MAR*
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2007 08:30:16 AM »

Okay, first reception, we had TOO difficult of instructions printed up for everyone. I wanted people to be creative and make cool pages. And half the people forgot to do it. If you want creative pages, you'll need someone to man the table, not just lay out an example and a framed set of instructions. (or so was the case with my family.)

The second time around, I modified my desired result. I just asked people to sign the guest book and then left out the leaves and asked everyone to sign and birthday date one. Which most everyone did. Oddly enough, the two problems I had at this one was; no one signed the BACK of the watercolour paper for the guest book, and people used THICK Sharpies to sign the leaves - so the second reception's signed leaves all look like a grade school craft project.

I'll post pics. I brought everything home, and I'll lay it out so you can see. I swear, I thought I made everything so easy with signs, no one reads, people are going to throw trash in the coolers and throw recycling in the garbage, aren't they? *sigh*
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007 08:33:40 AM »

Oooh... good to know info for sure!

VERY good info.
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