Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY party invitations and photo display

It's hard to believe, but Jake and I are hosting his med school graduation party in less than a month!  Even though we had Match Day and have listed our condo for sale, it still hasn't sunk in that we're really moving in a couple months.  So I've been a little slow on this party stuff.  We don't want to spend a lot of money on it so I've been making a couple things myself.

I designed, printed, and cut my own postcard invitations.  I posted a short tutorial hub about it over here: DIY: Postcard Party Invitations with Microsoft Publisher.  If you want any more information about that, let me know.

I've also been working on a photo display.  I've been dragging my feet on this.  I really have no idea why because I love photos and doing pretty much anything involving photos.  I think it's just part of my general burnout.  But I finally printed and matted the photos over the weekend.
I used colored card stock, a glue stick, and a scrapbook paper cutter for the mattes.  Colored card stock is readily available at most craft stores like Michael's.  If you watch for their sales or coupons, you can get a very good deal on it.

I'm going to glue them to a tri-fold poster board display.  I need to make a title for it, too.  I will do my best to remember to post a picture of it when it's all finished.

12 comments:

  1. I'd love to see the photo display and the whole table! It's great you're doing these all yourself!

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  2. Thanks so much, Edi! I will definitely take a picture of the photo display and will try to take some pictures at the party, too. :)

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  3. Those are so fun with the colors and personal photos! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  4. Wow, how fun! Working with a small budget really brings out your creativity!

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  5. a display with everyone's photo? That will be fun. I've used Publisher forever (it seems) for the Museum's newsletter. I really like it, ever though it's kinda old. {:-D

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  6. Thanks ladies! Deb, the pictures are all of me and Jake or places we went or events we attended during the last 4 years.

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  7. These are such a cute idea!

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  8. These are wonderful! What a great idea!

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  9. I must've missed this last week. Congratulations to you and your husband! Best of luck. Your photo display looks awesome.

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