A Simple Guide to Making an Autograph Book

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  1. Kangotti

    Kangotti Earning My Ears

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    So, we are taking our little girls(3 and 6) to Disneyland, and were wondering what is the best way to reach our desired outcome.
    We would like them to each collect autograph cards, and then at the end of the trip take their favorites along with pictures, and frame them to hang on their wall, they share a room. I was thinking of 7 rows with 5 columns. That gives them each 12 cards, 5 pictures, and help make a center card(Disneyland 2013 or something).

    Questions I have,
    • Cardstock or Pictures for Autographs
    • 4x6 or 5x7
    • Background color of card, (room, is Pink and Purple)
    • Background color of matting on frame
    • Should they have the character and/or name on them
    • Should the cards say 2013 and/or Disneyland on them, or not

    I am new to this so if I am missing anything feel free to let me know.

    P.s. as we do more trips we hope to move in new cards, and moving the old ones to their keepsake bins.
     
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  3. Cshaffer213

    Cshaffer213 Earning My Ears

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    I am planning on using your Akershus DISigns for our character dining when we leave for Disney next week.. But noticed that there is no Mary Poppins.. I see that you marked her here as rare.. but would hate to run into her while dining and not have a special page for her at Akershus. Please let me know if it is possible for you to create one. Thank you SO much!!
     
  4. schmeve

    schmeve Disney Nerd :-)

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    So I went to Staples to get pricing and I just put out a random number of 12pgs and they quoted me $30 for them to print, cut, and laminate the cover&back. Does that sound right?
     
  5. jdcthree

    jdcthree DIS Veteran

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    If he has a list of characters that don't sign, I can't find it. I would email him and ask him! :)
     
  6. ksloane

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    I found the Star Wars Weekend thread (I think on the Theme Park board) and they knew.

    Thanks! If I find it again, I'll come back and post it over here.
     
  7. ksloane

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    This might be useful if added to the post that lists all the characters currently out and at shows, etc. That way as people prepare each year for Star Wars weekend they won't be as lost as me. :rotfl:


    Star Wars Characters That Autograph
    Darth Vader, Darth. Maul, Bobba Fett, Jango. Fett, Chewbacca, Queen Amidala, Luke Skywalker, Anakin, Shaak. Tii, Mace Windu, Kitt. Fisto, Assaj. Ventress, Cody, Rex, Leia, Stormtroopers, Clonetroopers, Aurra Sing, Jawas, Ewoks, Gamorrean Guard, R2D2, C3P0, Jedi. Mickey, Princess Leia. Minnie, Darth. Goofy, stormtrooper Donald, Zam. Wessel.

    The only ones that dont are the droids
     
  8. tngal

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    Just wondering, with the character dinners, this says that at Hollywood & Vine that the characters appear at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.....but somewhere else I read that they just appear at breakfast and lunch. Which is correct?
     
  9. fanoftigger

    fanoftigger Mouseketeer

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    That could be correct. I read through the thread 2-3 weeks ago, I don't recall anyone having Staples (or Kinko's, etc) do the printing and cutting.

    The ones I remember did the printing and cutting at home and took it to one of these places to be spiral bound.

    Those prices were a lot less (maybe $10??) and included a lot more pages.

    Someone might have done what you are suggesting and I just don't recall since I printed and cut mine at home. I have a big stack ready to go, just haven't taken it in yet.
     
  10. ksloane

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    They are not at dinner unless something has changed recently.
     
  11. zokaluse

    zokaluse Mouseketeer

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    Hello ...

    Would you mind doing me 2 Covers for A6 sized Autograph books please -

    I would love the 4 parks cover personalised with something including my Daughters name (she is 4) Dahlia. This is going to be her first visit to WDW.

    Is it possible to have a boys version for a 12 year old too please his name is Oliver (first visit too) and his book only has the likes of phineas & ferb, stitch & the Star Wars characters ... so not sure what should put on the front of his & woulod love suggestions?

    Could I have Back covers to please?

    I just want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to the autograph cards as I have used a mix of everyones and they are all so lovely & it is so kind of you all to share these! :thumbsup2

    Edit to add: I have a back cover for DD's autograph book, Just the 4 parks front one personalised please. I have nothing for DS's.
     
  12. FloridaFlower

    FloridaFlower Earning My Ears

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    Hi, does anyone have the faded oval Rapunzel but the newer princess style Rapunzel
    Thank You
     
  13. taranae04

    taranae04 Earning My Ears

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    Hello there! Loving your stuff! Could I get a personalized book cover for my daughter Serenity. She will be 6 in August and we will be visiting Disney World for the first time for her birthday! I would love something with all the characters and also, do you have an updated list of which characters are likely for autographs. I saw one from 2009 but Since there are over 200 pages, I did not look through them all. Thank you in advance!!!
     
  14. zokaluse

    zokaluse Mouseketeer

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    Sorry to quote/bump this but we leave on Wednesday and I'd need to get to the shop to have it binded in a shop on Tuesday at the latest.

    Also can I please have a dining autograph book cover as I have put all our dining pages separate as her normal one is far too big to add more! :) It can be any disney image as we are eating at quite a few of the usual character meals (Akershers, CRT, TH, 1900 PF, CP, CM, Ohanas BFB).

    Thanks so much again
    Kate
     
  15. jdcthree

    jdcthree DIS Veteran

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    To those making new requests, the original poster of the thread hasn't been on the Dis for a few months. I'm not sure why. You should probably check out some other designs and make a request from someone else. :)
     
  16. zokaluse

    zokaluse Mouseketeer

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    Thank you for pointing that out. I will have a look if I can find where lol. :)
     
  17. nafiaw

    nafiaw Earning My Ears

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    Hi Everyone, I am new to the thread. Excited that I found it because I was thinking of making the autograph book rather than buying a genetic ones, but sad that the original poster no longer doing the designs. Where should I look from now on and how do I download those autograph pages? Thanks!!
     
  18. ksloane

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    We just design on our cover with stickers/scrapbook stuff from Hobby Lobby if I can't find something here to customize.

    As far as downloading, the first post has links to cards. Just follow the links and save them to your computer.
     
  19. BOG Obsessed

    BOG Obsessed Foodie & Disney Lover

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    There's some great DISigners on here. I've had MarneMouse & Dee Hill make some custom covers and designs. Check out their threads to see their photobucket images, they may already have the names already designed.
    Just starting to plan mine, waiting to book my character meals first.
     
  20. nafiaw

    nafiaw Earning My Ears

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    I found Dee Hill's thread and already got my daughter's autograph personalized.

    Now I have a question. Am planning to print the autograph pages on matte photo paper for the characters to sign. Anyone ever encounter Mr. Incredible because he uses a stamp instead of hand signing. Will the stamp smudge on the matte photo paper? Thanks.
     
  21. ksloane

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    We've gotten stamps and they are fine. With sharpies and stamps we try to hold the picture open (not touching anything) for a few extra seconds to allow for drying time.
     

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