Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stay Tuned For These Up and Coming DIY Projects!

With Spring Break quickly approaching, I have an entire week to dedicate to DIY projects for the wedding. I will be uploading my templates and/or directions for all those interested in pursuing of these projects themselves! Here is my list of DIY for Spring Break starting March 8:

  • Water Bottle Labels
  • Thank You Parasol
  • Hand-Painted Logo on a Table Runner (Thanks for the awesome idea, Ashley aka Bride on a Budget!)
  • Belly Bands for Pocketfold Invites
  • Centerpiece Mock-Up
Stay tuned!

Seeking Ideas!

Hello DIY brides! I recently purchased a Women's Short-Sleeve Fleece Zip Hoodie from Old Navy in white with the intention of possibly putting something on the back of it or left-pocket area for the wedding. IT WAS ONLY $10! Here is what I bought:
Any suggestions as to what I should have put on it? Or I could put nothing on it. Let me know what you think!

Possibilities So Far:
  • Mrs. Dudley Est. 2010
  • Future Mrs. Dudley
  • Soon To Be Mrs. Dudley
  • Bride (on the back or on the left-pocket area)
  • Nothing!
Also if you're interested in purchasing one of these hoodies for yourself for your wedding day Click here! Again it was only $10 so hurry up and order one if you're interested!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Invitation Inserts - Check!

So I've finally marked off another DIY on my To-Do list, and this one has been a major pain! It has mostly been a pain because of me and my obsessive-compulsive nature, as well as my indecisiveness. But after messing around with these for about 3 or 4 months now, I've finally figured out how I want to have them look! Since our wedding colors are hot pink and tangerine, I wanted to incorporate both colors into our invites, and so far I had only used hot pink. So, why not use the tangerine in the inserts?! Here they are:
I wanted them to have a layered look, as well as incorporate our tangerine color, and I think I pulled it off! Another thing that I found to be so difficult was the design/look of the inserts. I LOVE my Upsy Daisy stamp design and I wanted to incorporate it somehow. However, the stamp is rather large and the inserts are smaller. So I was able to use my embossing ink from my embossing project, and produce a watermark on my inserts like so..
I love how they turned out! No more stressing over these! Well at least at far as design =) I didn't put a watermark on my directions insert since it has such a large map on it already. I'm really proud of this map too. I worked quite a few hours on it, and it came out great. Here is how I made the map..

Directions on Making a Map:
  1. Using Google Map, type in the location of your wedding location(s). Zoom in.
  2. Press the "Print Scrn" button on your keyboard to copy your image.
  3. Open Microsoft Powerpoint, and paste your image on to a slide.
  4. Insert lines, images etc., and outline the streets, landmarks, rivers and locations of significance that will help your guests find your location. I included a river, a park, and a landmark on mine to help. 
  5. Label accordingly. Maybe even make a Key.
  6. Now with your outlines, labels and images in place, click on the pasted Google map, and delete it. You'll be left with your map.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Table Numbers - Check!

I'm so proud of these! They came out really well and now they're ready for their close-up!
I made them on Microsoft Publisher and printed them on photo paper. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Escort Cards - Check!

I knew I wanted to do something different than the traditional tent-shaped escort cards and being a DIY girl, I was going to make that happen! I found some mini envelopes on a website recently and then it clicked! I decided that I wanted my escort cards to be credit-card sized envelopes and the table number would be printed on a card on the inside. I thought about buying the mini envelopes on the website, but then I caught myself.. I decided to make them myself! So I took to Google and searched, "Free mini envelope templates." A TON of things popped up, and different shapes, but I eventually found what I was looking for. This is the template that I used: Template I printed it on cardstock, cut it out and voila! I had my template.

Here is my template, after it had been folded:
So here is what I did..
Materials Needed:
  • Template
  • Cardstock
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (I used mounting squares, but you can use pretty much anything)
  • Scissors
  1. I traced the template onto my large sheets of cardstock.
      2. After you have traced the amount of envelopes that you need, cut them all out.
      3. Using your bone folder, fold in the side and the bottom flaps.
       4. If you're using the mounting square, take your scissors and cut each square that you're using in half.

       5. Place the now-cut mounted squares onto the sides of the bottom flap so that it will adhere to the side    flaps.

       6. Fold the bottom flap and press it into the side flaps.
        7. Using the bone folder, fold down the top flap to complete the look of your envelope.
After I was all done make the envelope itself, I wanted to added a little something extra to it, so I bought a daisy-shape paper cutter and made my own daisies to add to the front of the envelopes! Check it out below!
I love them!

I would like to introduce my partner-in-crime for this whole DIY madness, I want to introduce to you.. The Big Mistake!

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!
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