Sunday, March 29, 2009

Springtime Treat

Just wanted to share a simple little treat I put together for the sisters I visit teach. The bags are filled with pink and green flavors of Jelly Bellies.
I found the butterfly tins last year at Target $1 spot. (love that place). I created the simple tags to coordinate.
Such a simple gesture to let your friends know you care!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Vintage Wedding

The daughter of a good friend of ours was married yesterday. I, naturally, had forgotten to make their card before we left for Chicago. We arrived home 1 1/2 hours before the reception and I was tired and knew that my creative brain wouldn't work too well to put together an original card using their invitation like I prefer to do.

So I brought out a card kit I had purchased a while back that included a wedding card. I put it together, making a couple embellishment changes to add a little more Ginger flair to it. Not my best work, but it would have to do because time was ticking.
I showed it to Ryan and he commented.... "Aren't you going to use their invitation?"
Being the perfectionist that I am, I immediately felt guilty. (I knew I should have just done it in the first place)
So, I took a glance at the invitation.... it was practically all photo (two to be exact)
Hummm.... what to use?

A snip here and a glue dot there and this is what I came up with. (sorry, not the best photo since I held it on my lap right before we went into the reception)

I basically took their photo from the invitation trimmed it to size and placed the paper borders. I added the swirl, ribbon, brads and flowers. The heart clip on the top served double purpose as decoration and it held the $$ inside since I didn't put in a pocket.

I learned my lesson and I need to remember to make the cards well in advance so I don't get stuck again. (although I do have a back up made now if I ever get desperate)

Again, I hope they aren't too mad that I cut their invite, but it was for a good cause. The reception was beautiful by the way, with vintage decorations and soft muted colors.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Good as Gold

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone wore green and didn't get pinched.
I did another little treat for all the staff at school.
No homemade goodie this time, but a lot of love went into these little treat bags...
Yep... I made 70 of these little guys over the last couple weeks. I love to make them to show my appreciation for all they do. Since this is my last year... I decided to do it up right.
Time to get working on their Easter goodie... stay tuned!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I Do

I DO love to create cards
I DO love a wedding
I DO love making wedding cards
I DO try to use their announcements
I DO hope they like it
I created this card yesterday for a new married couple in our ward.
I love to use some part of their original wedding invitation (hopefully they won't mind)

This time I used the J & T from the top of their invite.
I also used their announcement photo, scanned it, and made a little embellishment.
Here's a little closer look at the photo....

I created it using a template, the photo and pattern paper. (I'm really loving using Photoshop and my new digi tricks).
Inside (behind the J&T) is a little pocket to tuck in a gift card .... my personal gift of choice :)
I DO hope making a homemade- keepsakeish type card might make up for my lack of gift ideas.