One DIY project

Hello/Buna,

I am behind again with the posting, I know, but in my defense, I was pretty busy.                             Sunt in urma cu postarile, stiu, insa in apararea mea, am fost foarte ocupata.

I have in mind some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects that I don’t have time to write or make pictures for and we have to be patient. It would be nice if you can tell me what do you wont to do by yourself: projects for daily life or for special events.                                                                                             Am in minte cateva proiecte DIY (descurcate singur) pentru care nu am timp nici sa scriu nici sa fac pozele necesare asa ca trebuie sa avem rabdare. Mi-ar place sa stiu si ce anume v-ar interesa sa faceti singuri: proiecte de zi cu zi sau unele pentru vre-un eveniment special.

Till then, here’s something simple I made for a christening a while back. To make something like this you need to follow 4 simple steps: PRINT, CUT, SCORE, GLUE and that’s it :).                                   Pana atunci uite ceva simplu facut pentru un botez cu ceva timp in urma. Sa faci ceva asemanator enu trebuie decat sa urmezi 4 pasi simpli: PRINTEAZA, TAIE, INDOAIE, LIPESTE si gata :).

1.PRINT the design you like on a sheet of paper – use A4 card-stock, light colored, min160g max 200g  2.CUT the excess paper to 18x25cm – you can skip this step if you don’t mind your finished place card to be bigger.                                                                                                                                     3.SCORE the lines in order to bend the paper – if you don’t own a scoreboard use a pattern (9x18cm or 10.5x21cm) cut from a thick cardboard to help you fold the paper.  Start from one end and aligne the pattern with your sheet and fold, aligne the pattern from the first fold and bend again.                 4.GLUE or TAPE the other end to form a pocket and you’re done.

1.PRINTEAZA modelul dorit pe o foaie de hartie – foloseste o bucata de carton A4, culoare deschisa, cu grosimea intre 160 si 200g                                                                                                                   2.TAIE bucatile de care nu ai nevoie astfel incat sa ramai cu o bucata de 18x25cmdaca nu te deranjeaza sa fie mai mare plicul de bani poti sa sari peste aceasta etapa.                                                                           3.INDOAIE la dimensiunea dorita – daca nu ai o placa de biguit poti folosi un sablon (o bucata de carton mai gros pretaiat la una din dimensiunile 9x18cm or 10.5x21cm pentru a te ajuta sa indoi. porneste de la un capat, aliniaza sablonul cu foaia ta si indoaie, repozitioneaza apoi sablonul de la aceasta indoitura si indoaie din nou. 4.LIPESTE – foloseste lipici sau banda dublu adeziva pentru a foma un buzunar la capaul celalalt si ai incheiat.

Best of look with this project. Be free to address me any questions regarding my work – I will try to answer them in the shortest time possible.                                                                                              Mult succes cu acest proiect. Nu va sfiiti sa-mi puneti intrebari legate de munca mea – voi incerca sa va raspund in cel mai scurt timp cu putinta.

Hugs and kisses/Pupici

Gabi


Reclame

With SPRING in my soul

Cu primavara in suflet

Ana’s christening has past and I think it’s time to share some photos of the stationery made especially for her reception.

Botezul Anei a trecut si cred ca este timpul sa impartasesc cu voi cateva poze cu papetaria facuta pentru acest eveniment.

Many children attended Ana’s First Party so her mum ordered special card places for each of them. „Make them cheerful and full of color” she said and I complied :).

Mai multi copii au participat la Prima Petrecere a Anei asa ca mama ei a comandat cate un Place card pentru fiecare dintre ei.” Fa-le vesele si pline de culoare” mi-a spus si eu m-am conformat :).

She also ordered a „butterfly invasion” – medium size, hand cut butterflies of different colors – that she placed on glasses as decorations.

A mai comadat si o „invazie de fluturasi” – de dimensiuni medii, decupati manual si in culori diferite – pe care i-a asezat pe pahare ca simple decoratiuni.

Little David had an idea of how the butterflies should be used and I think he was brilliant – look.

Micutul David a avut o idee despre cum ar trebui utilizati fluturasii si cred ca a fost genial – priviti.

Till next time/Pana data viitoare

Hugs and Kises,/Va pup dulce

Gabi

Perfect Plum

Violetul perfect

I know I am really behind with the posting, but I have been so busy lately that  I haven’t had the time to write.

Stiu ca sunt tare in urma cu postarile, dar am fost atat de ocupata in ultima vreme ca nu am avut timp pentru a scrie

Back to Julia’s invitations now. Her quest for the perfect invitation ended a few weeks ago. Perfect plum is the result of great team work and collaboration between handmade designers. A special thanks to Corina who has supplied the embossed borders.

Inapoi la invitatiile Iuliei acum. Cautarile ei pentru invitatia perfecta au luat sfarsit in urma cu cateva saptamani. Perfect plum este rezultatul muncii in echipa si a colaborarii intre design-erii de handmade. Un multumesc din toata inima as vrea sa-l adresez  Corinei care ne-a furnizat benzile embosate.

Till next time,

Pana data viitoare,

Hugs and kisses.

Pupici.

Gabi

Ticket to PROM

Edy, you asked if I can help with your prom invitations so until you have time to send me all the specifics, here’s an idea that you might like.

Edy, m-ai intrebat daca te pot ajuta cu invitatiile pentru banchet asa ca pana imi trimiti mai multe date, iata o idee care s-ar putea sa-ti placa.

I used orange because I think is a really fun color and suited to a teenage party. Many colors are available to coordinate with your event and of course, all the info I used is fake 🙂 – Hope you don’t mind.

Am folosit portocaliu pentru ca sunt de parere ca este o culoare tare distractiva si potrivita pentru o petrecere a tinerilor. Sunt disponibile si alte culori si bineinteles, toate informatiile folosite pe acest tichet sunt inventate 🙂 – sper ca nu te deranjeaza.

Untill we meet again,

Pana ne intalnim din nou,

Hugs and kisses,

Pupici,

Gabi

A quest for the perfect purple

In cautarea violetului perfect

I was telling you last week to find the courage to make your invitation your own. Julia didn’t stop at picking a design and adding some personal ideas she got involved. Really involved, helping to create a prototype invitation for her wedding.

Va indemnam sapatamana trecuta sa gasiti curajul de a va face iin asa fel incat nvitatia sa va apartina cu adevarat. Iulia nu s-a oprit doar sa aleaga un model si sa faca cateva sugestii personale, ea s-a implicat. S-a implicat activ in crearea unui model de invitatie pentru nunta sa.

It all started with a very nice Asian pocket purple invitation whit a cute  butterfly on it that got her inspired and another portable pocket that made her vision complete. She searched for days for the perfect purple shimmer paper: not too glittery, not too simple either, darker and yet light enough for a wedding. In the end she found her color and let me tell you: It’s indeed perfect.

Totul a inceput cu o foarte frumoasa invitatie violet in forma de portofel cu un fluturas tare dragut deasupra care a inspirat-o si a continuat cu o alta invitatie gen portofel portabil care i-a indeplinit visul. A cautat zile in sir violetul perfect: nici prea stralucitor, nici prea simplu, o nuanta inchisa si totusi suficient de deschisa pentru o nunta. In cele din urma a gasit-o si dati-mi voie sa va spun: Este intr-adevar perfecta

I will not reveal the entire design just now so please bear with me until there are all ready. I will however give you some clues hidden, as usual, in the pictures below.

Nu va voi dezvalui deocamdata intregul design asa ca va rog sa indurati alaturi de mine pana sunt toate invitatiile gata. Va voi da totusi cateva indicii, ascunse ca de obicei in pozelele de mai jos

Cut to dimension the envelopes are taking shape. They are almost done. The butterflies as you can see, pretty but not quite finished yet.

Taiate la dimensiune plicurile incep sa prinda forma – sunt aproape gata. Fluturasii, dupa cum se vede, sunt tare draguti in schimb parca nu tocmai finisati.

Hugs and kisses,

Pupici,

Gabi

An invitation to define you

O invitatie care sa te defineasca

I really think that your event invitation says a lot about you an also about the event it self. Take my latest for example: bright colors, magnificent combination, so fresh and daring, so simple and yet strong, decided like the motto under the ribbon, with a message that you can’t ignore that gives you something to think about: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA! (Love conquers all!) . So much like the bride and groom I might add. That is an event I would want to attend.

Cred cu tarie ca invitatiile pentru un eveniment spun multe despre gazda si despre evenimentul in sine. Ca de exemplu ultima mea invitatie: culori indraznete, o combinatie magnifica, atat de revigoranta si indrazneata in acelasi timp, simpla dar puternica, decisa la fel ca motto-ul de sub panglica cu un mesaj pe care nu-l poti ignora si care iti da ceva de gandit: AMOR VINCIT OMNIA! (Dragostea invinge totul!). Atat de asemanator mirelui si miresei.Acesta este int-adevar un eveniment la care mi-as dori sa particip.


So you see my point. Don’t settle for the next best thing. Make your invitation your own and have the courage to make the statement you need with it and so, your guests will be trilled to participate in such an event.

Intelegeti voi, nu trebuie sa va multumiti chiar cu orice. Faceti ca invitatiatia voastra sa va apartina cu adevarat si aveti curajul sa transmiteti astfel mesajul dorit, iar invitatii vor fi incantati sa participle la un astfel de eveniment.


Where to find such inspiration you might ask. Well, everywhere. Look around you and gather all the things you like. Fabric, flowers, pictures… everything. Put them all together and form an Inspiration board – if you don’t have the time you can find plenty on the web already made. You can sort by color and have one you like in no time. For example this invitation  could have been inspired by this Inspiration board:

Unde sa gasiti inspiratie, puteti intreba. Ei bine, peste tot. Uitativa in jur si stangeti toat e lucrurile care va plac. Bucati de material, flori, poaze… de toate. Punetile impreuna si alcatuiti o fotografie inspirationala – daca nu aveti timpul necesar, gasiti o sumendenie pe net deja facute. Puteti sorat in functie de culoare si veti gasi una care va place numai decat. Inviatia de mai sus poate cu usurinta sa fi foat inspirata de aceasta fotografie:


But no, this time we didn’t use an Inspiration board but an inspirited bride, who took one of my invitations idea and made it her own. The result: an invitation to define her, her future husband and their event.

Nu, de data asta nu am folosit o astfel de fotografie pentru a ne inspira si doar am avut parte de o miresica inspirata, care a transformat una din ideile mele intr-o invitatie care sa-i apartina. Rezultatul: o invitatie care sa o defineasca pe ea, viitoarul ei sot si nunta lor.


Message for the bride: All packed up and ready to deliver.

Mesaj pentru mireasa: Toate impachetate si gata de livrare.

See you.

Pe curand

Gabi

A March trinket

Un Martisor

I’ll be very brief because time is short and i still have so much to do. I owe you my version of a March trinket and here it is:

Voi fi foarte scurta pantru ca am putin timp si inca multe de facut. Eram insa datoare cu propria mea versiune de Martisor asa ca iata-l:

Regarding the trinket, I really think it should be something of red and white fabric plus something old, preferably metal, for good luck – if you keep these two rules in mind you won’t fail.

In ceea ce priveste Martisorul, eu cred ca trebuie neaparat sa fie ceva textil in alb si rosu plus ceva vechi, preferabil metalic, pentru noroc – daca pastrezi aceste 2 reguli nu ai cum sa dai gresi.

I’m off to my business, but let me tell you all wonderful ladies out there „Happy Mother’s day!”

Am plecat la treburile mele, insa nu inainte de a ura „La multi ani!” de ziua femeii tuturor doamnelor si domnisoarelor.