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1  Photo Escort Cards in Weddings and Bridal Showers by DsgndbyRJ 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!"
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2  Re: Love your wedding? Then show off your photos here! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by DsgndbyRJ on: February 12, 2010 10:08:27 AM
trickypink - your wedding looks like it was so fun!

lemonianta - oh, your dress is stunning! and the venue! *sigh*

blungoldangel - I love that your girls were in different colours!

Our wedding was late October, at lake front cottage resort... we had just enough nice weather to take shots of me & the mister, then everything else {including the ceremony} had to be inside.

Here are a few of my favorite snaps... you can see everything {and them some} on my blog: http://designedbyrj.blogspot.com/search/label/wedding

Our blue, green & pink! wedding party:

Me and my best woman, on our way to the photoshoot... notice the footwear. Yeah, it was pretty mucky out and I wasn't ruining my new shoes before the ceremony! *lol*

Me and hubs:
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3  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by DsgndbyRJ on: February 12, 2010 09:49:06 AM
Meh - that post box kept acting up, so starting a new one with my DIY papery...

I used my stamp & ink set a lot! On the sabe the dates, the escort cards, candy buffet bags, table numbers and thank you cards. Added a little continuity.

Candy buffet bags - I picked up some simple white bags at a party store & stamped them:


Sweet & simple. We picked up 3 medium pots of white mums, cut them and jam packed them into mason jards I'd hot glued ribbon onto. And mom sewed up some great organza table runners! You can slo see the kissing game in this photo - a quiz about us, which I did in a publishing program and printed out on cardstock.

The escort cards - my favorite project!

I dug up old photos of each & every guest and had a copy printed, glued them to 4x6 sheets of cardstock and stamped the table number on each. So much fun! And the guests loved them!

Had a few other projects, but not great shots of them... our table numbers {photos of us in a clear plastic frams}, and reserved seating signs for our immediate family during the ceremony. All in all I was pretty happy with all the DIY projectsI did {and my mom too, she rocked! *lol*}

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4  Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by DsgndbyRJ on: February 12, 2010 09:42:04 AM
Wow - haven't posted in some time! The wedding has been & gone, and it was a fun, fun day! I didn't get all my projects done... scrapped a few in the end, including aisle decor {which is just as well, as we moved the ceremony inside due to inclimate weather, so there was virtually no aisle!}.

A few photos below, with full details on my blog! {link below}  Smiley

My hair flower & earrings:

I also diy'ed my girls jewelry, but don't have a great detail shot of that. They all received pearl necklaces {the two groomsmaids had sterling chains with pearls here & there, my best woman had a solid rope of pearls, plus one coin pendant}. And both moms also received jewelry from me... more pearls! *lol*

My most amazing silk jacket {made by my most amazing mom!}:

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5  Flower Girls' Bouquet in Weddings and Bridal Showers by DsgndbyRJ 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...

- 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}

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.

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6  Happy Ears... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by DsgndbyRJ 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

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7  Re: 3.5 Month Stash Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by DsgndbyRJ on: February 21, 2006 08:25:26 PM
I received a fantastic angel package today from millik!

She sent me package #3 - full of great craft goodies including jewelry supplies and lots of paper items for greeting card making!

She also sent the most fabulous and well-times stress relief craft - Mr. Expletive!!!!  It's literally the perfact thing because I just started a new management job today - and when managing people there are just so many things you want to say but can't - and now I can say it all through Mr. Expletive! *yay*

Thanks so much for the great angel package! Smiley

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8  Re: Be My Valentine Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by DsgndbyRJ on: February 21, 2006 08:02:21 PM
Better late than never - here's photos of the package I received from aspiring!

The very cute tissue wrapping:

And all the goodies!

Thanks again!  Grin
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9  Re: Unconditional Swap January Gallery in The Swap Gallery by DsgndbyRJ on: January 20, 2006 06:26:28 PM
I received a big spacy tote from PinkMafia today - it's fab!  I love the fabric and it's going to be put to very good use over the next few weekends - thanks so much!!!!   Cheesy

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10  Re: Tiny thing 3 gallery in The Swap Gallery by DsgndbyRJ on: January 12, 2006 09:27:50 AM
*yay* for tiny things!  I received from seaofstars yesterday - she sent the cutest little snowflake themed felt sachet!  It's already in the drawer making all my winter woolies smell pretty!   Cheesy

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