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January 17, 2013 / mrsdeboots

More baby shower- banner thingy

In the spirit of copying, I made the banner in the below photo

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I liked the card stock stuff they used, and I had similar patterned stuff, leftover invitations from my wedding. They were, of course, designed by the great Shane Deruise, so I can take zero credit for them. Vistaprint can take some of the credit of me having leftovers, as their postcards must be ordered in larger lots that what we needed.

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So I took some plain white card stock, and covered our info in order to, you know, make a blank slate for what would cause me a headache.

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I wanted a simple type font, but original looking, so like a dumbass, I decided to do the letters myself.

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The picture has the cards horizontal, and I did try this. As you may or may not know, I hate rulers and measuring of any type, I just prefer to eyeball things. This results usually in crooked things, but I am unwavering in my measuring hatred.

The above letter was too plain I felt, so I tried to make it, er, fancier?

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Much like trying to spell a word too many times, and writing it over and over until a simple word looks so wrong that you have to google it to make certain you did indeed spell it right, the more I worked on this R the worse it looked.

So I started over, deciding that I was a surprisingly vertical sort of person.

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Using my straight edged ruler type thing to estimate the middle and as a, well semi at least straight line, I worked steadily from 10-1am.

To attach them to the line, the photo has tee tiny little clothes pins. I do not, so I decided to make little bows. I love little bows.

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Attached to the cards, I think they look decent.

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I finished them up last night, and hung them on the line beside the fluff balls.

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Check out that cluster F of a studio. How distracting is the background? Oopsie.

I feel like it turned out ok. Saying I didn’t want to print a font because I wanted to retain the handmade quality sounds pretentious, or like I f-ed up something and wanted to still retain credibility as an art-iest, I’ll just say it looks alright, and I think I was semi successful in copying. I was extremely successful in spending zero dollars in supplies.

So yay for that at least.

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