Tuesday, November 25, 2008

gift art

I went to a relative's wedding recently and this is what I created for this beautiful bride and her lucky husband, too! Since I had made her shower gift, I also wanted her to have some more of my handmade art items...

I scanned a page from my old Sears catalog that showed some engagement rings and wedding band sets. My how prices have changed!! I used it to fashion an envelope for the card I made.

The front of the card features a paper cutting that I did using the same process as my hand cut paper snowflakes, but I made it round like a medallion instead of an accurate hexagon pointed snowflake. In the center I added one of my
Then I finished off the corners with one of my favorite punches.

Inside I added their gift card and held it in place
with a vintage
inspired butterfly sticker.

I bought this for them. Have you seen these yet? Super neat-o. You can put them on the wall and it's not permanent. You can take it down and , I think, move it or reuse it. At any rate I know you can at least take it down easily not sure about the putting back up part. It looks like you painted in a fancy script on the wall. this one says, "Always kiss me goodnight". Good advice and...how romantic!

I also added some of my hand cut one of a kind snowflakes. I am told she lives in a cute old house and I am sure she will have fun with these in the Ohio snowy Winter months!

I even included a tiny card featuring my own colored pencil art and another paper posie explaining
my history of snowflake cutting.

Then I wrapped it all up in my signature wrapping that I use for all my Etsy orders-vintage pattern tissue. I am lucky to have some old sheets from which the individual pieces have never been cut. I tied it all with vintage lace.

I added a sprig of dried Money Plant from my garden for good luck and prosperity. She can put them in her own garden. See the seeds inside the money?

They had an exquisite wedding and reception too. She didn't let any detail go astray. The bridal attendants wore the same color/fabric but several different styles of dresses. I really liked that; it felt more interesting and less cookie cutter! But speaking of cookies...She even had some favors with little personal attached notes of thanks at each of the place settings. These were little soap and bath fizzies that looked good enough to eat- like little cookies and cupcakes.
I think she said these came from an Etsy shop- how cool is that?!

This is the page I scanned to make the envelope. It would be fun to incorporate into many other projects too. Use it if you wish for your personal project. Oh, did you notice it is upside down? I just wanted to make sure you were paying attention!!


a portland granny said...

What a wonderful post! Loved your card and all of the neat things you did with it, including the envelope! You are one creative lady!

I am finishing a set of cards with your snowflakes and it has turned out so well. I will send you a picture when I get them finished. (I am trying to get an order finished for a store which is going to handle my cards) It has kept me very busy. I am not sure I am going to like the pressure.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Carol said...

Oh, Amy!! These are all just darling!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don't eat too much turkey!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm sure that is a gift the bride will treasure. How fun!

IsabellaCloset said...

Hello! Time for another of my banner give-a-ways..
Leave a comment on my post.
I'll draw a winner on
Thursday Dec 4..
Thanks! ~Mary~:-}

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Wonderful and thoughtful giving!
I love your snowflakes!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What lovely packaging! I wouldn't even want to open it!