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No. 100: Wedding Save the Date Template

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Love, Special Occasions | 0 comments

OK, there’s good news and bad news.

The good news: I made it to post 100 in my year-long daily creative project. Hooray!

The bad news: I made this one a template, so you could download the Photoshop file and personalize this Save the Date–in the form of a paper fortune teller!–with details about your wedding (bride and groom names,  wedding date, city, wedding colors, etc.).

Unfortunately, I’ve managed to exceed my tech skills here and can’t upload the PSD file. So I’m working on that. In the meantime, here’s the PDF, so you can see it.

If you’d like the template before I fix the bug, drop me a line (michelle at michelletaute.com), and I’ll email it to you.

Check out this PDF. You can mail flat and let your guests fold it up. Wouldn’t you be excited to go to a wedding after getting this in the mail?

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No. 100: Wedding Save the Date Template

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No. 99: Wedding Cootie Catcher #3 (Bride and Groom Trivia)

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Love, Special Occasions | 2 comments

It’s still wedding week here on The Daily Cootie Catcher.

Some wedding traditions are a little cheesy. (I’m not a big fan of the bouquet toss.) But it can be fun to have a few little things to help guests get into a celebratory mood.

These bride and groom trivia fortune tellers are full of questions about the happy couple. Put one on each table as a way to start conversation between guests. Or make it a friendly competition among tables with a prize toward the end of the night.

You can make answer keys and hide them under the centerpieces or share the answers with everyone over the microphone. It’s all up to you.

Download this PDF, print, fold and see who knows your story best. A special prize to the first person who knows the correct answers to all these questions about Tom and I. (Email me or leave your answers in the comments.)

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No. 99: Bride and Groom Trivia

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No. 98: Wedding Cootie Catcher #2 (For Kids)

Posted by on May 29, 2011 in Kids, Special Occasions | 0 comments

I’m continuing my wedding paper fortune teller theme with one for kids.

If you’re inviting kids to your wedding, they tend to be pretty good at entertaining themselves. And, heck, they’ll probably entertain some of your guests, too, with a few moves on the dance floor.

But I think it’s fun to provide a little extra entertainment for your smallest guests. We had a photo booth at our wedding, and the kids made some of the most creative photo strips. But there are low-tech ways to entertain them, too.

I made an “eye spy” cootie catcher where every fortune gives kids something to find at your reception. These would be fun to put at their place settings, so they’ll have something to do if they need to sit down for any formal parts of your reception.

Download this PDF, print, fold and delight your youngest guests.

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No. 98: Wedding Cootie Catcher #2 (For Kids)

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No. 97: Wedding Cootie Catcher #1 (All Purpose)

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Love, Special Occasions | 2 comments

Since my first wedding anniversary was last week, I decided to do a series of wedding-themed paper fortune tellers.

I thought about making some of these for my own wedding (at left — thanks Nathan Peel for the awesome pics!), but I just ran out of DIY time.

But now that I’m not in the thick of wedding planning, I’m making a series of them for all the other brides of the world.

This one’s all-purpose. It’s filled with fun little wedding related fortunes to help your guests enjoy the event.

Just print them out on some pretty paper and stick one on every table. Fast, fun, creative and easy on the wallet. They can even double as favors.

Download this PDF, print, fold and add a little more fun to your wedding.

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No. 96: The Marriage Proposal Cootie Catcher

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Love, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Last weekend was my first anniversary, so I think it’s high time I made some wedding related cootie catchers.

I’ll have paper fortune tellers you can use at your wedding or bridal shower later this week (there’s already one for bachelorette parties here). But before you can start planning the big day, you need to make it past the proposal.

Sure, you could do the whole dinner, flowers, down on one knee thing. Or you could get a little creative. How many people do you know who proposed via cootie catcher? Exactly.

Download this PDF, print, fold and work up the nerve to pop the question.

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No. 96: The Marriage Proposal Cootie Catcher

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No. 92: Way to Go Friend!

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Misc., Special Occasions | 0 comments

If your friends are like mine, they do all kinds of awesome stuff.

The get promotions, write books, launch businesses and pursue all manner of awesome projects and feats of strength. Oh wait, we might have stole that last one from Seinfeld.

At any rate, sometimes you want your pals to know how proud you are of them. But the cards at the store can be either boring or totally sappy.

Enter the Way to Go Friend! cootie catcher. It’s fun, funny and heartfelt.

Download this PDF, print, fold and give to a friend when the time comes!

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No. 92: Way to Go Friend!

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