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Old 08-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #511
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I think I've figured out how to post photos so here goes:

My daughter and I made bottle cap stuff. We were on the Magic to Canada last week.

For the women we made necklaces:

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...FEnecklace.jpg

We were excited to see two girls wearing them one night (OK, their mom's gave them their FE gifts! But nice to see someone wearing our gift!)

For the men we made keychains:

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...FEkeychain.jpg

We were on the Canadian cruise and the plaid background is the tartan of Nova Scotia. I found a woman on etsy who believe it or not was from Nova Scotia so she made the image for me!

For the family, we made magnets. You can't really see it on the edges but we dusted them in a fine glitter.

http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i.../FEmagnets.jpg

My daughter and I had fun making everything! It was an easy craft project for us to do together! And she loved delivering everything!

(I couldn't figure out how to turn the photos around! But the necklace says Keep Calm and Cruise On with a Mickey head)
Your bottlecaps turned out nicely!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #512
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I am getting ready to buy supplies for my FE gifts and wanted to check with recent cruisers and see if this is true -- in your recent FE did you get multiple emergency / necessities kits? If so, could you give me an idea of the number - say, out of 25 gifts, 3 were kits? Did you think this was too many? What did you do with all the kits - will you use them all or end up keeping one and throwing away the others or giving them away?

Although I'm in the camp that you can never have too many (spread them around - put one in car, medicine cabinet, swim bag, diaper bag, traveling bag, etc.) and I'd like to think my kit will be unique, I don't want to make something unoriginal or not useful...

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We've received many different varieties, and yes, on one cruise almost half of the gifts we received were these type of kits - many of them simply ziploc bags filled with things and tagged.

The ones that I have tucked in travel bags and glove boxes are the ones that actually have some type of creative/crafted kit to hold them.

Make or buy some type of pouch or container and be creative with it and I'm sure folks will love them!
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #513
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What awesome ideas! I am just preparing for our sailing on 8/18 - and it's my first time on DCL. Looking foward to trying out some of the ideas!
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #514
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we made disney bookmarks, mickey stationary (notecards), mickey photos in frames, postcards and magnets, with disney paper bags to hold them for our FE gifts... then we had to cancel our cruise.

we plan on re-booking in sept next year, and most of the FE gifts we can simply use next year, but i now have a bunch of postcards which say 'disney fantasy nov 24-dec 1, 2012' on the back of the card, so they can't be used as FE gifts next year...

anyone have any thoughts as to ways they may be repurposed?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #515
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we made disney bookmarks, mickey stationary (notecards), mickey photos in frames, postcards and magnets, with disney paper bags to hold them for our FE gifts... then we had to cancel our cruise.

we plan on re-booking in sept next year, and most of the FE gifts we can simply use next year, but i now have a bunch of postcards which say 'disney fantasy nov 24-dec 1, 2012' on the back of the card, so they can't be used as FE gifts next year...

anyone have any thoughts as to ways they may be repurposed?
What's on the front of the postcard?

You could glue it to the front of a plain notebook to make a journal for people. Or, if your FE group is larger and you need more frames, you could use those in the frames instead of a Mickey pic. Or, you could even just buy large address labels, print out sheets of labels with your new cruise details and slap that right over the original writing. The labels come in all sizes.

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Old 08-11-2012, 07:57 AM   #516
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Well, we are back. Sad to say, but it was an awesome time on The Dream ! Do ya feel me Aug5 Double Dippers ? Anyway, time for this non-crafty guy to share his bit of FE fun. Remember kids, ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE !

Thanks to these nice folks who gave us the inspiration. Alright... and the directions.




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Old 08-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #517
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Thank you so much....these are perfect! Now I need to get to work on printing!
just wondering - how do you print ribbon?
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #518
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Lot of cute ideas. I'm one of the ones holding mine back till after my cruise so as not to spoil the surprise.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #519
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Well, we are back. Sad to say, but it was an awesome time on The Dream ! Do ya feel me Aug5 Double Dippers ? Anyway, time for this non-crafty guy to share his bit of FE fun. Remember kids, ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE !

Thanks to these nice folks who gave us the inspiration. Alright... and the directions.


Nicely done!!!
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Wonderful ideas, especially for a first timer like me. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #521
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For our first time doing FEs I got a bunch of composition notebooks (.39 ea at Big Lots!) and covered the front with different designs of Disney paper. I figured it could be for a trip journal, autographs or whatever! We were overwhelmed with the generosity and our kids loved it. If I knew I were doing another cruise, I would definitely start WAY ahead of time looking for Disney / Pirate themed stuff or things out of which I could make bulk crafts pretty easily. As it was, I joined our FE group about 2 weeks before sailing date, so I had to do something that I could make quickly.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #522
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We did 2 FE deliveries on our recent 5night Dream cruise. 1st delivery was on the first night- a water bottle I customized and put a few candies inside (would have liked to put more but my budget was bursting! We're from SF so had to put the Ghirardelli's in there)




(special thanks to fellow DISer cctimmom for sending me the photos since I forgot to take any).
I tried to do this as one bottle per person but we had a number of late FE joiners...those cabins only got one per child. Also put an itinerary specific magnet on each cabin door with this delivery.

Then on Pirate night we did a paper bag (one per cabin) my DDs decorated with Pirate stickers that had a tube of glow bracelets ($1 at Michaels), chocolate coins, some pirate magnets (little painted wood pirate stuff that I found in a 4 pack/$1 at Michaels and added magnet tape to), and an eyepatch.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #523
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Those bottles are amazing and I would have loved the candy in there.

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Old 08-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #524
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Where did you get those bottles and how did you do the vinyl on them? Very cool!
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #525
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I got the water bottles from www.discountmugs.com but I looked at a lot of similar promo product websites (you can order 'blanks' from basically all of them). That site just happened to have a suitable bottle on clearance and a coupon code.

I cut the vinyl with my Cricut. However, I have a software program (Make the Cut) that allows me to cut anything I want from my computer with my Cricut (which I bought specifically for this purpose for another project- software + cricut was $160 at the time). Since then, this software maker and another similar one were sued by Provo Craft (makers of the Cricut) and the software is no longer available for use with Cricut machines. It does work with some other craft cutters but I don't know much about them. Googling may find you another way to use MTC with a Cricut but YMMV with that.

I just don't upgrade my software and cut away...

Oh- and I buy the vinyl on Amazon from a marketplace seller. The Cricut brand vinyl is ridiculously expensive.

I've made bottles as kids party favors too...usually end up spending around $4-6 per bottle depending on how good a deal I can find on water bottles. I've heard that Dollar stores often have basic metal water bottles now too but I wanted one with a sipper type top.
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