japanese tape + a sewing machine:

February 17, 2010

so i'm really late in posting this but it's cause i didn't have my camera! :) 2 saturday's ago some friends got together and made invitations for our sweet friend, linda. she's getting married very soon! the talented ruby ellen designed the invites and i just put it together in illustrator. she wanted to do bunting graphics and i remember i saw a super cute bunting invite from mermag. so taking inspiration from the lovely Merrilee, we decided to make actual bunting with japanese tape! (tape also here!) we had about 8 girls in the 'factory line' and we got it done in no time!


here's what we came up with.

invitation making party!
the final product, all bundled up.

invitation making party!
the factory line. look at all those sewing machines. we actually ended up only using one, hehe.

invitation making party!
so this is how it started. i must have cut 1000 little triangles along with 2 other girls. lots of fun!

invitation making party!
then we came to this, all finished!

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fun fun.

invitation making party!
lots of tape!

invitation making party!
little brave and i. i love ruby's girls, they are too cute for words.

invitation making party!
jenny and her seriously legit camera.

invitation making party!
taken by true. love the thumb, so cute. she's going
to be a lovely photographer just like her mom.

35 hello's:

  1. Love your blog! You've actually inspired me to start my own blog. Keep up the oh-so-lovely work and thank you!

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  2. these are adorb! i love em.

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  3. It looks like you gals had a great time! The invites are super cute.

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  4. what cute invitation and the bunting idea was perfect! it looks like a fun time :)

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  5. those turned out so sweet.

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  6. Absolutely fabulous and unique inivites! And must have been a lot of fun!
    Ciao!
    Suze

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  7. What *cute* invitations! And hooray for having so much fun helping a friend out, too :)!!

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  8. So much fun! I love them and the photos!

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  9. Those invitations are delicious! I may have to try something similar for my daughter's birthday in August. Thanks a bunch, you are so talented!

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  10. lovely job on the invites ;)
    the whole party looks like a great deal of fun :)

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  11. Love them, so creative and original.

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  12. Love them, so creative and original.

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  13. Seriously cute!!! I loved mermag's when I saw them some time ago and yours are just as cute!! Such a great idea.

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  14. Ooh! This looks very fun and crafty
    They turned out perfect!

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  15. awww, i luv that u all helped out a friend with such lovely work! and it's great that the word is getting out there on this japanese tape, very cool :-)

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  16. I think I'm in love with these Japanese tapes! I want..like a ton of them :D Thank you for this lovely post!

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  17. i recently have crush on japanese tapes too, they're just so irresistible! :) love how the invitation turns out :)

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  18. what a lovely way to spend an afternoon :) i love the tiny bunting, it's very sweet!

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  19. they are so cute! and I love photos taken by little kids. I'll probably let my kids (in 5 years when I get around to having them) play with my old cameras from day one. why not?

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  20. Wow this is such a brilliant idea, trying to think of ways in which I could use it myself (minus the army of sewing machines...)

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  21. Such pretty invitations! How lovely that you all got together to make, Have a sweet day!

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  22. The cute turquoise three pack of tape, tied in a bow can be found at http://www.ginkopapers.com
    Love this amazing invitation idea...so inspiring! I think I might use the theme for some Easter invitations I'm planning to make. Maybe used the masking tape to "color" some Easter eggs on the invites.

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  23. What a cool idea! They look amazing, you've done a fab job!

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  24. This is one of the few blogs where I find refreshing new inspirations! These are gorgeous! Again, I wish I had done this for my wedding eons ago. I also love Merrilee. She's such an incredible artist.. to mark my daughter's 5th birthday, I had her portrait commissioned by her and we love it!
    http://keiramae-aloha.blogspot.com/2009/09/tuesday-mourning-custom-portrait.html

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  25. did you know your couch is AWESOME!?
    and so are those invitations.

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  26. these are so precious! wonderful work you have!

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  27. AWWWWWW The thumb on the last picture, how cute! :)

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  28. such goodness here. beautiful invitations. friends coming together. love love love!

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  29. love the production team...so lovely! congratulations, the invites look great!

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  30. Hi there - I love these - so pretty. I was wondering, though, if you have an tips on sewing on paper with your machine? I tried to make a notebook (personalised moleskine) by sewing scraps of fabric onto the notebook cover but the needle broke. Which needles do you use for sewing on card? Do you adjust the stitch length or tension? Or are moleskine covers just too thick? x

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  31. That is a super fun idea! I love the handmade touch! <3

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