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Topic: Handbook for the Recently Deceased (It reads like stero instructions)  (Read 8278 times)
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« on: October 23, 2012 08:59:58 AM »



I made this for the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap. I loved how it came out and I've been anxiously waiting for my partner to open it so I could show it off. She has, so I am! Cheesy

First off, for those who don't know, this is from the movie, Beetlejuice. Here's a screenshot of what the one in the film looks like:


I made it by using one of those ready-to-finish cardboard book forms you can get at any craft store:


I painted it inside and out in a mix of dark red, purple and two shades of brown:


And I did a faux page texture on the edges:


The image itself I found through a Google search and printed it on my color laser printer and Mod Podged it on:


And Voila!



There are more step-by-step directions on my blog as well as larger photos: http://www.phoenixfiredesigns.com/blog/2012/10/handbook-for-the-recently-deceased/

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out. It was my absolute favorite thing to make for this swap. My partner loves it which is awesome too. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012 09:35:47 AM »

Yes, I do love it! It's amazing and I've been showing it off! Thank you again! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012 09:38:56 AM »

THIS ROCKS! THIS ROCKS! THIS ROCKS!
Ooo I said it three times...somethin's gonna happen!

Seriously, this is amazing work. I loved the bit of "aged" you achieved on the front cover.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012 10:07:47 AM »

 That is just plain AWESOME. Great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012 10:33:03 AM »

This is so great!!! What a clever idea, and excellent execution (pun intended, maybe?)
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012 11:18:49 AM »

Love the aging you did on the sides of the pages!  What a nice item to get!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012 11:56:42 AM »

Yes, I do love it! It's amazing and I've been showing it off! Thank you again! Cheesy
Glad you like it! Grin

THIS ROCKS! THIS ROCKS! THIS ROCKS!
Ooo I said it three times...somethin's gonna happen!

Seriously, this is amazing work. I loved the bit of "aged" you achieved on the front cover.
Uh-oh! We're in for it now! Cheesy And thanks!

This is so great!!! What a clever idea, and excellent execution (pun intended, maybe?)
Thanks so much! Grin

Love the aging you did on the sides of the pages!  What a nice item to get!
I like how the pages came out too. Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012 12:31:06 PM »

In luv wit dis
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012 01:09:08 PM »

I love this so much, you did a great job and I'm very jealous of your partner!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012 01:39:09 PM »

what a cool gift! Who wouldn't love this?
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012 06:48:00 PM »

AWESOME!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012 09:01:06 AM »

LOVE!  so jealous of the recipient!!!   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012 01:04:12 PM »

Very cool.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012 07:41:33 AM »

Wow! This came out perfect! Your swap partner is very lucky!
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012 11:52:11 AM »

How do you come up with these great ideas!  And perfect execution, well done!
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012 09:03:28 AM »

It turned out perfect!
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012 02:03:28 PM »

What a great idea!! So well executed too.
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2012 02:51:44 PM »

Thanks so much everyone for your awesome comments!! Grin

I just noticed this made it to be a Featured Project too. How exciting!!

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This is awesome! I love Beetlejuice!
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013 10:19:30 AM »

This is so wonderful--I actually made one for my husband for Christmas following your directions. Smiley  He loves it.  I also added a light-sensitive chip that plays Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat (Day-O)" song whenever you open the lid (from a programmable chip I bought online).  Thank you so much - this rocks!!!
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013 11:14:32 AM »

This is so wonderful--I actually made one for my husband for Christmas following your directions. Smiley  He loves it.  I also added a light-sensitive chip that plays Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat (Day-O)" song whenever you open the lid (from a programmable chip I bought online).  Thank you so much - this rocks!!!
LOL That's awesome!
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