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How Do You Take Care of the Kids?

For those inviting kids to the wedding, are you doing anything special to keep them occupied?

I love the idea of using Kraft Paper as the tablecloth and supplying crayons for the kids to color with.  It has a real Tomie dePaola feel (anyone remember those books??)  I think that’s why I love it so much.  It reminds me of the days of art class and playing with paints and colored pencils.

I would even consider this for a fun dinner party!

via Country Living

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Free Printable Save The Date! International Style

If I would’ve seen this before I sent my save the dates out, they would’ve definitely been a top contender! I just love the look and style of these cards.

via Ruffled

For the printable template be sure to visit Ruffled!!

P.S. Do you love the air post stamp? Can you believe it’s actually a downloadable dingbat on dafont.com?

They have so many to choose from! Here is just a select few.

via dafont.com

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Finally a DIY Project I Can Get My Head Around!

I’m not much of a DIY paper products girl as you know from the Save the Date fiasco.  I really don’t care to buy a gocco and I don’t really get crazy over invitations.  I do however, love this super fun DIY project from Photojojo.

I could totally see these as being used as “Wedding Guides” for your wedding day.  It could consist of directions for the day, your ceremony program, menu cards, etc- all in one beautiful little package for your guests.  I love it!

What You’ll Need

  • Two 4″x6″ vertical photo prints
  • Assorted types of paper (lined paper, graph paper, colored paper, etc.)
  • Paper cutter or X-acto knife and ruler
  • Two binder clips or clothespins
  • White glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Stack of heavy books (optional)

Step 1: Trim Paper to Size

Take your assortment of fine papers and cut each piece 4″x6″, the same size as your prints. An X-acto knife and ruler will work, but a paper cutter is a lot easier and quicker.

Keep cutting until you have a stack of paper about 1/4″ thick.

Step 2: Glue Stack of Paper

Tap the stack of paper sharply on the table to even up the stack. Tap one of the short edges until it’s perfectly flush.

Clamp the stack together with binder clips to keep it nicely lined up.

Apply glue to the evened-up short edge of the stack. Smear the glue evenly over the surface with your finger.

If any glue gets on the face of the pages, just wipe it away with your finger.

Step 3: Glue It Again

Let the glue dry for about 15 minutes, then shmear another layer of glue onto the same edge. Let it sit until the glue is completely dry.

The glue layer should be nice & thick. Unclamp the stack and ruffle it to see if any pages come loose. If they do, apply another good layer of glue and let it dry.

Place a print, face out, on the top and bottom of the stack and re-clamp with the binder clips.

Step 4: Make a Paper Strip

And now… the spine!

Cut a strip of decorative paper 4″ long and about 3/4″ to 1″ wide.

Apply a thin layer layer of glue to the paper strip, smearing it over the whole surface with your fingertip.

Step 5: Glue Strip Onto Stack

Glue the strip onto the spine of the notepad (um, that’s the part with the glue layer on it.)

Line the paper strip up over the center of the spine, then bend one side down so it folds over the front cover of the notepad.

Smooth the strip onto the photo with your finger, then bend the other side of the paper strip onto the back cover and smooth that down.

If excess glue gets on the face of the photos, wipe it away with your finger or a damp paper towel.

Step 6: Let it Dry

Dump a big stack of books on top of the notepad (or put the clips back on so they hold the strip in place) and let the glue dry completely.

That’s it! See? Easy!

via Photojojo

I don’t know if I have the strength to make (30) of these but I sure would love to try!

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Cynthia Warren Design Will Blow You Far Far Away

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via SevenEight {source}

After yesterday’s post on Sunday Suppers’ trip to Paris and today’s French Inspired Menus & Invitations by Cynthia Warren, I’m really in the mood to pack my bags and get on a plane to a far away place.

Is anyone planning a wedding inspired by a beautiful place?

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DIY Place Card

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via Heart of Light {source}

Rachel of Heart of Light created these corsage pins for her Etsy Shop (aren’t they beautiful!?)

Don’t you think that these would make great place cards at a wedding?

This could be the start of a new project for me!

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Desiging Your Own Paper

Most all of us have lots of experience in doodling. It probably started back in 2nd grade and progressed to more elaborate pieces in 10th grade.  Now you can put your experience to work in creating your own paper!

iDiY featured Artysville’s tutorial for these fun doodle cards.

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Items needed: a scanner, a color printer, Photoshop and your awesome artwork

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Colored Cardstock

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Steps:

“(1) scan your black and white doodle at hi-res; (2) open the image in Photoshop; (3) pick  a color that’s closest to the color of your paper; (4) colorize with the Magic Wand and Fill tool; (5) print…”

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“… and cut to desired size”

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For someone who has no interest in mastering gocco, this is definitely more my speed and allows me to keep being creative.

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