Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wedding Favors

Here are the favors from my son's wedding.  We made chocolate covered pretzels to put in them.  We covered the pretzels with milk chocolate almond bark, then drizzled white chocolate over them.  We placed them in clear cello bags and tied them with curling ribbon, then placed them in the boxes.  We added a tag to the back of the box that said "we tied the knot", and tied a satin ribbon around the box.  The box only needs one strip of adhesive.  We made 200 of these!!!  They were a huge hit-there wasn't a pretzel left after the wedding.  People were actually looking for any "extra" boxes!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paints

Our challenge this week was to make a project using "beachy" colors.  I printed a colored beach scene, then went over the colors with matching paints.  I used autumn wheat, winter frost, aquamarine, onyx, and my favorite, fairy dust!  Check out the other designer's projects at Creative Inspirations Paints!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wedding Car Vinyl

This is the vinyl decal I made for my son's wedding. 
I just used white contact paper since it was temporary.  It worked great!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Prom Garters

Tonight is my daughters Senior Prom, so I have been making garters for her and a few friends.  I was surprised to learn that prom garters are not a tradition everywhere, just in our part of the country.  I would be interested to know if they are a tradition where you live.  Garters were part of prom for me, so the tradition has been around here for a long time!

The only cricut was the NY Yankee garter.  It was a last minute request last night.  I had to make do with what I had on hand, but I love how it turned out.  The logo button is covered in ribbon, and the NY logo is heat transfer vinyl!  I love how they each chose a garter individual for them-they are all so different.  I can't wait to see them all dressed up tonight!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wedding Invitation

This is the wedding invitation for my son's wedding.  We made 95 of these.  My daughter-in-law likes things clean and simple-no foof!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wedding card box

My project for today is a cardbox for your reception.

It cost about $20 to make, and I am thrilled with how it tuned out! The photos can also be changed out, so it is a great keepsake. I've had a few requests to make them as Christmas gifts! This was a beach themed wedding, but it could easily be decorated to match your wedding.

The box is made of 4, 8 X10 wood picture frames from Walmart ($3 each), nailed to a cube frame made from 1 x1 lumber with a brad nailer. (My husband did that part! Remove the glass first.)

The bottom and top were cut from 1/4" plywood. Then we attached a lazy Susan piece from Lowes.

Then I spray painted the whole thing white.

For the lid we cut a slot for the cards with a jigsaw, gave it a coat of paint, coated the lid with spray adhesive, and covered it with sand. Then shells were hot glued on top.

The letters were cut from black vinyl with my cricut and scal 2 using the monotype corsiva font, and applied to the outside of the frames.

I hope you enjoyed todays project!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bulletin Board

This is the bulletin board in the foyer of our church.  People don't usually do anything to it for weddings, but I couldn't resist.  The guest book was on the counter in front of the board, and the sanctuary entrance was just to the right, so it really is a focal point as you walk in.
It was quick and easy.  I cu the words with scal 2 and my cricut out of black contact paper.  The photo I printed myself, using paer called "super B" size-its 13 x 19!!!!  The quality was amazing.  Then I just used netting and ribbon around the edges.

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Son's Wedding

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth, it just appears as if I have!  The wedding did take place June 5, and it was a wonderful day.  I thought life would slow down a little, but it is crazier than ever.  If I can make it until July 2, everything really should get back to normal.  (thats my daughters graduation party)

I do have wedding projects to post.  Please bear with me as I try to get things posted.  I just have too many things going on all at once here.

Here is the happy couple.  I am still waiting on our digital photos, so this was all I could scrounge up.  I didn't bother with my camera that day, I just wanted to enjoy everything.  As soon as I get some good pictures Iwill post them.  I will also start posting thr things we made.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paints

Our challenge this week was to use the paint on acrylic or acetate.  I found this challenging since I cannot freehand paint anything!  I ended up stamping my image on the acrylic frame and heat embossed it. Then I just filled in my image with the paint.
My daughter, who graduates in a couple of weeks, had an end of the

year AP Biology project. Each year the members of the class pick a bird and do

a large project on it. When they are done they line the main hallway of the

high school with booths and invite the students from all grades to walk though

their exhibits. Of course my daughter had to pick and ostrich, AND she HAD to

make it life sized!!!!! So we have been doing this for the past few days, along

with my son's wedding which was Saturday. It has been crazy. I posted it

because she did use the paints, and they were on a clear surface. I just wanted

to show that there are many uses for the paints!!! The ostrich eyes are small,

clear vanity light bulbs. She painted them with chocolate and black onyx, and

covered them with crystal effects. They really came out great, as did the rest

of the 6ft bird!!!