Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bridal Card and tiny gift box

My Mother and I were invited to a shower where the bride lives in the mid-west but the shower and wedding are here.  Mother said she was planning to get a gift card because "they will have to haul all that stuff home."  She had a point. Personally, I prefer to get a specific gift for a wedding rather than a gift card.  The bride has created a registry and I want to get her something she will remember came from us.  So the compromise we reached was to order gifts from her registry and have them shipped to her house.  The groom was really pleased with this idea.

To not go in empty handed, I printed out a note with photos of what we ordered and put them in this little box:

The box is cut with the Cricut.  It is the heart box on the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cut from a 12x12 inch sheet.

More project notes:
  • The medallion on the card is stamped once on Very Vanilla in Versamark and then sponged with pastels starting in the center and working out.
  • The 2nd medallion image in the corner is stamped in Soft Sky.
  • I attached the message to the metal frame with curled up glue dots.
  • The card is spritzed with some Tattered Angels Irredescent Gold.  I'm discovering that if you hold the paper up and spritz straight on, it doesn't spot and you get a more even application. 
I did get tickled watching the groom.  He was in charge of opening the gifts and then handing them to the bride.  She was busy talking to her maid of honor about the previous gift while he was turning this little box over in his hands.  He examined it from every angle not sure how to open it.  He handed it off to her and she immediately opened it just right.  There is a lesson there...

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Medallion and Whimsical Words by SU!
Ink:  Versamark, Chesnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink by Colorbox, Stampin' Pasels by SU!
Hodgepodge hardware in Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  Enchanted Cottage in Winston-Salem, NC
DSP:  Marracesh by Basic Grey

1 comment:

  1. That is such a good idea!
    You used my dream cartridge LOL.


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