Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String...

I'm so happy today!!!  Through some generous trades with some very amazing people I now have a computer again!!  I can't even begin to tell you how sad it's been for me not to blog.  It's such a great hobby and release. So look forward to lots of random posts coming soon.

This past weekend we were able to attend another wedding reception for a wonderful couple, Brian and Rebecca.  I made them a gift that was different from what I've been giving and I really loved it.  I'll show it to you soon but today I wanted to show you the card I made.

I really love reusing materials so for weddings I like to cut up the bride and grooms announcement to make their card.  After all, I don't need it anymore and they picked it out so they must really love it.  Sometimes I'll use their engagement picture, or a monogram but for this one I used this awesome picture.

Rebecca has fantastic style and this darling jar was at the bottom of the announcement.  I simply cropped out the jar and sewed it to the cream colored paper.  I used a stamp to add the word LOVE.  I then glued that portion to a piece of brown card stock that matched the brown paper wrappings.  I wrote the message on the back of the card/tag, punched a hole in the corner and tied it to the package.

The whole thing took about 5 minutes to make and the bride loved it.

Can you imagine if everyone re-purposed your announcement as a card??  I would love to see all the different things that people would do with it!


  1. Love that idea! When we got married someone painted a watercolor of Moapa Valley, where my husband grew up most of his life. Then framed it for us. It was special for us!

  2. Wow! This certainly doesn't compare to a fabulous water color! What a wonderful gift!

  3. That is amazing!! Such a great keepsake for them I am sure. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my story. I would love to share your story if you would like to participate. I think we would be surprised to find how many people have similar stories to us and may just need encouragement in the place they are in currently. Just let me know. Have a great day!

  4. What a thoughtful, personal idea! No wonder they loved it! Would you share it here?


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