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Friday, 7 September 2012

MORE MARIO......SUPER MARIO BROTHERS THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY




This seems to be the time of year for us where birthdays come thick and fast. Mr. Tooter is invited to many a birthday party in the autumn. There must have been some serious lovin' going on in December and January...if you catch my drift....



All of these parties reminded me of Theo's last birthday party. As you can probably tell by the reoccurring theme to my posts, he's slightly Mario obsessed! I decided that the look of the store bought Mario party stuff wasn't what I was after.....I decided to tackle it myself.

Lets start with the invites:




 I promise you, these are easy!! Slightly time consuming but easy!! Hubby took an image of the mushroom and broke it in to its parts (main shape, "face", eyes, spots, colour, etc) and then laid them up on a page for printing. It was basically like pages from a colouring book (just the black lines) so we could use coloured paper for the face and tops. If anyone would like the templates for this, just let me know in the comments section and I'll send it to you by email.

Then was the time consuming task of cutting all of the parts and glueing them together. So it took a week of evening / nights to complete!?? They're worth it, no? Aren't they cute??




 Then came the party bags.....I wanted the same home-made feel. I ordered some plain blue and red paper bags from Ebay:


 Then using the same method as the mushrooms, I cut out Mario heads and pasted them on.


Every bit of the face is a separate piece so there is a lot of detail here. The sideburns, eye colour, pupils, eyebrows, peak, white circle, the M etc. I think it makes it special that way and it gives it dimension.

Okay so whats next?? Cake, right? Luckily for Mr. Tooter he's got an Auntie who loves to bake, so she offered to make the cake.  Which left me free to try out a pinterest pin I'd been eyeing for a while:

1 Up and Big Mushroom cupcakes!
 Made from plain yellow cake (that ps: I made from scratch - yay me) with buttercream frosting. Some tinted red and green with little white chocolate buttons for the spots. The eyes were done with a cake writing gel pen. 

And then to crown it off, Auntie Sarah's Cake:

I hope that you're not overwhelmed with the amount of work this may look like???? Seriously, let me break it down for you. I am a full time working mom. I'm not even home from work until 6 and then its homework recap, dinner making, shower-time and bed time stories. By the time I have ME time, its past 9.....And despite all of that, I STILL had time to do this. You can too. Just space it out....If the party is planned for October, start the invites now. Print off the Mario heads and cut them out at your LEISURE, not rushed at the last minute. You can do it!! I have faith in you! 

Give it a go. I cannot tell you how many "Super Awesome Momma Points" you'll score!! Its epic.....

Side note: to all of the wonderful fellow bloggers who's Linky parties I've linked up to in the past week: Please know that I have no "tech skills" whatsoever BUT hubby does and he has asked me to paste all of the HTML code into a document and he PROMISES that he'll sort it out and make it all pretty on the Linky Party page at the top of the blog. Sorry for the delay *love* xx


108 comments:

  1. Helen, this is so stinking cute. I love all of your ideas. Everything here has the makings of an amazing birthday party. Great job!

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  2. This is adorable! Stopping by from Lines Across. My son is OBSESSED with mario. I'm pretty sure I'll have to plan a mario party for him : )

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  3. Such a cute party! Too bad my daughter isn't into Super Mario... Maybe I should do this party for my husband lol!

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  4. OMG. I love all of this! Especially those cupcakes. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie

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  5. Oh my goodness! I love Mario, and this is just too cute!

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  6. This is such a cool party, my boys (not to mention husband) would kill for this. I would only eat the green mushrooms though - who couldn't use an extra life :)

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  7. To heck with kiddies, I'm doing this for MY next party ;)

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  8. Those cupcakes are cute! Lots of kiddos would love this party.
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

    By the way, you have word verification on, and this can prevent folks from commenting. If you need help knowing how to turn it off, I have the tip here: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2011/12/bloggy-tips-101.html :)

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  9. My son LOVES Super Mario is there anyway I could get the templates? You did an amazing job.

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    1. Certainly! Send me your email. I can't seem to get to your blog? x

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  10. -Brilliant-

    I love themed parties!

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  11. Such a cute theme! My boys will love this for there next party! Thank you for sharing this!

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  12. What s sweet party. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit this week as I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .

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  13. Great ideas! I have a 6 y/o who is currently obsessed with all things Mario- so I'm collecting ideas and am all home-made for it. Stopping by from lunchingmomma.com- thakns!

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  14. Great job. Everything looks amazing. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  15. This is brilliant and my son would love it. His party is a week Saturday but could use them as decorations if you would please send the templates
    Pinkoddballs@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. I love it!!! Can you email me the templates at y.yveth@yahoo.com Thank you!!!

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  17. Fantastic job!! Can I have the templates too? mjczukli@hotmail.com
    Cheers!!

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  18. Awesome! Can you email me the templates at tdbarnett01@gmail.com. Thanks

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  19. This is just what i was looking for. I would love the templates, can you please email me ladydavis98@gmail.com
    Thanks so much

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  20. Hi, love it all!! In a few weeks time I'm giving my son a Mario bross party. Could you please send me the tamplates!! Thank you so much...

    sandravl6@gmail.com

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  21. hi, Everything turned out great. could you please send me the template to mario's head for the gift bag

    rchambers47@gmail.com

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  22. HI! What a creative way to do invites! I loved it all. Would it be possible to get the template for both the mushrooms and mario's head?

    blancapamela@hotmail.com

    Thanks so much!!
    - Blanca

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  23. Too cute! Dropping in from Pinfest. :D

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  24. Could I get the templates pretty please? Send to s_m_johnson @ hotmail . com (remove the spaces) Thanks so much!

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  25. Can I have the templates please? so cute!
    lgrouser@ gmail.com thanks!!

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  26. Love the idea... Can you please email me the templates roque.rosario@ymail.com Thank you

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  27. Could you please send me your templates to spradia314@yahoo.com ADORABLE!! Thank you!

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  28. Could you please send me your templates to spradia314@yahoo.com ADORABLE!! Thank you!

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  29. Hi Helen,
    That all looks super! I have a soon-to-be 5 year old Mario obsessed fan in my house (as well as his 3 yo little brother!) Could I please have the templates - kirandhayd@gmail.com.
    Thanks so much.
    Kirstyn

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  30. Hi I am having a Mario brothers themed birthday party. I would love this template please send to bilaan83@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  31. If you still have the templates, I would love them. reidandlauren@yahoo.com

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  32. Would love the templates too please! Thanks!!!
    Deedosramos@gmail.com

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  33. I love your ideas!!! Please send templates to sjrichard44@yahoo.com

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  34. Please email me the templates. Thanks u so much
    Dulcevg13@Gmail.com

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  35. Please email me the templates. Thanks u so much
    Dulcevg13@Gmail.com

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  36. Please email me the templates. Thanks u so much
    Dulcevg13@Gmail.com

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  37. We love the idea! Can you please send the template to jhaganj@me.com? Thanks

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  38. Love everything especially the gift bags. Please email me the templates at choklateyez@yahoo.com

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  39. I am loving the ideas...could you send me the cut outs for the invites ??????????????????
    poeske24@gmail.com
    my son is crazy for this Mario thing,.. I am not finding much..i also do my stuff at home.. check my page on facebook,
    hello cards and sweets!!
    awesome job!

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  41. Can you please please send me the templates for Mushroom and Mario!! My nephew's birthday is coming up, and I want to get a head start on his decorations!! Email: rainyyang@hotmail.com

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  42. Hi I just looked at these adorable Mario and mushrooms characters. Can I please get the templates to them. Thanks a lot and great work. msbotz@yahoo.com

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  43. I was wondering if I could get your templates. I am planning a super mario party! ab1181@yahoo.om

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  44. Omg I love you ideas..

    Im planing a birthday party for my son. can you send me the mushroom invite template
    My email is jessika.corona@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  45. Omg I love you ideas..

    Im planing a birthday party for my son. can you send me the mushroom invite template
    My email is jessika.corona@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  46. Awesome ideas!!! Looks amazing! Are you still emailing the template? Im planning my sons 5th bday for Nov 9. Wed love to have mario and toad twmplate

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  47. Im sorry my email is RamosAndrea90@gmail.com :D

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  48. hi! can I also get the template emailed to me? thank you! arabela_v89@yahoo.com

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  49. I wanted to see if you still have your templates, Im doing a mario party for my son and would love to use your idea. Is so here is my email. Nieshaag@gmail.com Thanks great party

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  50. Hola love your ideas! I'm planning a birthday party for my son. His theme will be super mario and sonic.. If you can please send me the template for both including the mushroom. It will be greatly appreciated.
    My email is: monimir75@gmail.com

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  51. Aloha I'd love the template for the mushroom. Thank u for ur great ideas. My email is:camk80@hotmail.com. Happy Holidays!

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  52. love to have the mushroom and mario templates. email add is janortega79@gmail.com. million thanks!

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  53. Hello! I love your mushroom invite templates-very classy! Just what I need for my son's birthday...If you could please pretty please email them to me...? natski900@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance, Nat

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  54. Hey! I absolutely ADORE your ideas, and I am in LOVE w the templates you made for the mushrooms and marios! I would greatly appreciate it if you could please email the templates to me @ leahbcooper@yahoo.com. Thanks sooo much! :-)

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  55. Good morning my son is also Obsessed with Mario if you still have the templates for the mushrooms and Mario can you send them to COLEMKEI@AOL.COM, thank you in advance. Keisha L Coleman

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  56. Could you please email me the templates? sabeen.makki@gmail.com

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  57. Could you please email me the templates? sabeen.makki@gmail.com

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  58. You did an amazing job!! :) Can you please send me the templates? Irenem9805@aol.com

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  59. You did an amazing job!! :) Can you please send me the templates? Irenem9805@aol.com

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  60. awesome! Are you still sharing the template? My twins are having a party and I LOVE your mushrooms and Mario! the best I have seen while searching this week... :-) If you are sharing please share with me!
    My name is Angel and my email is Angel@WeLovePurple.com

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  61. So cute! Could you please share template? tamimandella@gmail.com Thanks!

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  62. Hello these are very , very nice can I get you send me the info plz here is my E-Mail jmv021495@yahoo.com

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  63. These are absolutely adorable. I would love these templates for my sons party. My email is elizabeth.caywood@gmail.com Thank you.

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  64. Hi I would love for you to email me the templates. hiady24@gmail.com

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  65. Hi...Awesome! I would love the Mario and the Sonic templates please. My email is keshiahankins@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  66. Hi! I would love these templates for my Halloween party! Please email to yang2229@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  67. could you please email me the templates to rcoloradokimi@aol.com

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  68. Hi I was wondering if you still have the templates :) Rebelcowgirl007@aol.com. You have adorable ideas here!

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  69. Hello could you please email me the templates andria_smith83@yahoo.com

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  70. Hello! Great job on everything! Could you email me the templates please? chokolate18@aol.com, thanks!

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  71. Hi, is beatiful could you email me please leslygvr@gmail.com thanks!!!!

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  72. Finishing the school year with a Mario unit! I would love the mushroom template for a multiplication activity that I am putting together!

    Thanks,
    Lindsey.blevins@sscisd.net

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  73. This is a very cute idea :) I would also love it if you would share this with me :) my email is josieflores01@gmail.com

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  74. This is a very cute idea :) I would also love it if you would share this with me :) my email is josieflores01@gmail.com

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  75. I'd live the mario head template!! My email is tjsaee@gmail.com if you get a chance!

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  76. Hello my name is Shaya and I would love it if you could send me the templates for the mushroom and Mario head for the goody bags :) my sons 7th birthday is coming up and hes obsessed with the mario bros themed party thanks a bunch appreciate all the help I can to making his birthday amazing my email is ShayaHarry77@gmail.com

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  77. My Cub Scouts are using the Video Game theme for their Blue & Gold Banquet in February and would love these! Could you please email me the templates for both the mushroom & Mario? Wish you had Luigi too! My email is mj319514@gmail.com - thank you so much!

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  78. Came across your blog from Pinterest! I think the invites and favor bags are adorable. Would you still happen to have the templates?!

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  79. Im loving this idea.I found it on pinterest, if you still have the templates whould you be able to email them to me?

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  80. Hi!! I love your ideas!! These mushrooms are great! Please, could you send me the templates? Thanks for sharing!!

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  81. Hi!! I love your ideas!! These mushrooms are great! Please, could you send me the templates? Thanks for sharing!!

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  82. these are great! hoping you could send the templates for the mushroom invites?.....let me know how to contact you......thanks.

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  83. if you are still willing will you please sent me the templates as well? Thank you very much! mookymook@hotmail.com.

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  84. If you are still able too would you please send me the mushroom and mario head templates? Thank you in advance! taylor.swezey@gmail.com

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  85. Hello! Are you still able to email the mushroom and mario templates? my daughter's party is this weekend! Thank you so much! kylahrandall@yahoo.com

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  86. Hi, Love your ideas. Would very much appreciate your templates so I can throw a mario party for my grandson. Thank you so much here is my email. free2reve@gmail.com

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  87. Could you email me the templates please? Sabihenry@live.com

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  88. Could you email me the templates please? Sabihenry@live.com

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  89. I would love to have these templates please.

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  90. My e-mail is sweetatertoo@gmail.com

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  91. Really cute ideas! I would love the templates please? Thank you for sharing. Karengravatt@gmail.com

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  92. I would love the templet nessa10447@gmail.com

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  93. Can u send me your templets please cisnerosulema0309@gmail.com

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  94. Could I please get the templates for the mushroom and if you have, the face too? Thank you so much. msjeni07@hotmail.com

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  95. Could I please get the templates for the mushroom and if you have, the face too? Thank you so much. msjeni07@hotmail.com

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  97. Hi there! The mushroom invites are adorable! These would be perfect for my sons birthday party. If you wouldn't mind could you please send me the template if you still have it? ntoshie@yahoo.com thank you!

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  98. I would love to have the mushroom template if you still have it, thank you! jmdierksen@gmail.com

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  99. Is it possible that you can send me the templates annpooh1736@gmail.com

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  100. Hi it is a lovely party! is it possible that you can share me mario and mushroom templates pls? Thanks!: miegovi@yahoo.com

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  101. Hello. These mushrooms look awesome. I'm an RA at Columbia and was hoping I could use them for my door decs. Could you send them to me? My email is matt.masino@loop.colum.edu. Please and thank you!

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  102. Could you please send me the templates? Thank you in advance,
    roxybunya@yahoo.com

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  103. Could you please send me the templates? Thank you in advance,
    roxybunya@yahoo.com

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  104. Could you please send me the templates? Thank you in advance,
    roxybunya@yahoo.com

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  105. What a great job! Awesome detail and super cute. Can I have the templates of the mushroom and Mario pls.? My email is: jahm2205@yahoo.com.
    Thanks in advance!

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