Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Wedding Gift and Card for the Newly Weds

Today, we are attending a Wedding Reception for my Nephew and his New Bride.  They were married early in June in Jasper and now they are home for a visit so that everyone can meet and congratulate them.

When I was at Convention 2012 in July, Sara Douglas, presented a stamping demonstration around jars, and this was one of her creations.  When I saw it, I immediately thought of a gift for the reception.

Although she didn't demonstrate it, I managed to get a picture and from there recreate what I saw.

I had so much fun with this and while it took some trial and error as I had no instructions has to how big everything was cut, in the end I am very pleased with the whole gift.

Stamps: Forever With You (c – 126727, w – 122890 p. 132 2012-2013 AC)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey, Basic Black, First Edition DSP, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Patio Party DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die, Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L, Paper Doily Sizzlits L, Scallop Circle Big Z Die, Polka Dots Emboss Folder,  Corner Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Silver Glimmer Paper, Chip Board, White Bakers Twine (Dyed with Basic Black Ink), Linen Thread, Crochet Trim, Other: Glass Jar, White Dowels, Strip of Plastic Bag, Candy

In this close up, you can see the butterfly, which I cut out using Chip Board and the Beautiful Butterflies Die and then cut out 2 pieces of the Patio Party DSP and glued them to the Chip Board.  I filed the edges to make them smooth and then ran a Summer Starfruit marker around the edges.

I cut 2 strips of the First Edition DSP, so that the circle, when finished would be large and full enough.  The size of the paper is 12" by 5-1/2" and this seemed to work.  And yes, the Silicone Mat came in real handy for this project.

I managed to obtain a picture of the happy couple and made a slide card.  This the first one I had ever made so there was some trial and error going on with this, however persevering really pays off.  On one side of the slider, I put the congrats message and then on the other side, I attached a gift card.

Finally, I attached a Doily on each side of the jar, circled the jar with a strip of First Edition DSP, and tied the whole think up with Linen Thread.

Then the newly weds got their own pot of gold.  I put a piece of oasis in the jar so that I could insert the dowels and they wouldn't fall over.  The wrapped candy hides all the oasis and makes a nice pot of gold.

I hope you enjoy this, because I sure did while I was creating it.

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  1. I love this Karen so unique and very different for a wedding gift. I am sure it will be remembered and treasured for many years to come by the happy couple. xx

  2. What a lovely and thoughtful gift Karen. And cruising it yourself is just fabulous.

  3. Karen this is such a great and thoughtful gift. So much love and attention went into it, and so much nicer than just a gift card; I'm sure the couple will appreciate all the thought that went into it.

  4. This can be a beautiful and unique gift which a newlywed couple can give to their guests. This invitation card will strengthen the invitation for guests to attend their wedding as the invitation card send by couple is full of love and desire to see you in their wedding


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