"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Engagement Projects

I'm still floating on Cloud Nine from the recent engagement announcement and can hardly concentrate on anything! So, I've been making some fun stuff for my daughter. I didn't post these earlier on the chance she might possibly visit my blog, but she should receive them in the mail today or tomorrow so here goes.

Instead of sending an engagement card, I made her this little ornament from a juice concentrate lid. It was super easy to punch the holes for the ribbon with the crop-a-dile (love that tool!). First I spray painted the lid black and then applied gold leaf. The background is patterned paper and the couples image is from a free collage sheet from www.digitalcollagesheets.com. Sorry for the blurry scan - the text that I cut from a book page says "love is in the air."

Here is the back side. I gold-embossed the "To Love and Cherish", wrote a congratulatory note underneath and added the date of the engagement.

Every bride-to-be needs a wedding planner, right? So I made her this from an inexpensive school composition book. I used supplies I had on hand because I didn't want to wait for a trip to the store! I used my new Fiskars scallop border punch, wide and narrow black satin ribbons, a bit of old lace and two black and white patterned papers. The tabs were made with the SU tab punch. The metal book plate is from Basic Grey - Big Lots had a bunch of these really cheap recently and I stocked up. I used a set of Image Tree alphabet stamps for the title and my favorite heart stamp from Stampington.
Can you believe I didn't have any other black and white papers in my stash for the inside covers, so I used a SU jumbo wheel with black ink on white cardstock. I added a scalloped pocket and stamped "Follow your dreams" from Just for Fun Rubberstamps.
I had so much fun making this! I had enough of the cover papers to make another one, so I am making a similar planner for ME!

1 comment:

Linda Manning Findley said...

These are wonderful Susan and I am sure Dana will love them ...... Linda F