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.