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A Quarter Century Birthday Card

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One of my closest & oldest friend celebrates her 25th birthday today! After celebrating almost every birthday together, it’s actually crazy to imagine how old we’ve become and how old our friendship is. After living in the same country for our entire lives, she got an amazing job opportunity in London (England) that she just couldn’t refuse. I decided to make her a card and ship it off to her. I got all of our common friends to contribute a personalized message :) This 5×7 card was made using card-stock & acrylic paint.

Pari, I wish you an amazing year, and all the very best in your fancy international career!

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Wooden Photo Transfer – DIY!

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For a friends 24th birthday, I decided to try out wooden photo transfers- a crafts project that I’ve been thinking about for a while. At University, I had a huge group of friends, but the four of us were inseparable! We were SO different, that there was never really a dull moment. We’ve now been friends for over 5 years, and I always look forward to our baking sessions, movie nights, and coffee breaks. Needless to say, one of the photos I picked was of the four of us at our graduation dinner. The other photo I picked was of the Toronto sky line, something I know my friend will like.

Michaels had a huge sale for Labour Day weekend which actually justified their exorbitant prices. I picked up some Elmers glue, mod podge, and wood, and I was on my way! It was definitely a tedious process, and I have already learnt a bit about what works and what doesn’t. While it’s not perfect (Half of one of my friends face was knocked off :P), I hope she likes the thought that went into it :)

Here are some pictures of the process. For the most part, I followed the instructions on e-How. I actually liked how it wasn’t a perfect transfer. The wood showing in between gives it a rustic feel, and the results look great on my mantle. While tedious and messy, it’s definitely not too difficult, so give it a try!

While I did this nearly two weeks ago, I couldn’t post this until now, as I didn’t want my friend to see it before we gave it to her :) Happy crafting!