Quick Wedding Gift Tag

My husband and I attended a wedding last weekend.  Somehow in the craziness of life, I nearly forgot the gift!  (So thankful for Amazon Prime and 2-day shipping!)

I ran in to my craft room the night before we left for the wedding to try and whip up some sort of card/tag.  Armed with the invitation and some supplies still sitting out from my last project, this was the little tag I ended up making.

Wedding Gift Tag

I used the same Stampin’ Up sale-a-bration set, Sweet Summer, for the front and the same Sizzix Framelits to make the shape of the card.  I kept the folded silver paper just below the top of the framelit to get a shaped folded card.  I colored the image (stamped with black StazOn ink) with watercolor pencils.  I was able to get the wedding sentiment from the God’s Blessings set from Stampin’ Up (retired) to just fit inside the tag on white card stock cut to the size of the green layer on the outside.

Here’s a glimpse at the invitation, so you can (hopefully!) see the connection I was trying to make.  I think it’s fun to try and match the gift tag or card to the wedding invitation.  I’m not sure the couple always notices what I’m going for, but it’s fun to try nonetheless!  I really loved the invitations and wish I had had more time to spend on the card to make something that would have matched even better.

Wedding Tag Invite

Do you try to produce paper crafts that match the theme of the wedding or event you’re attending?  I think it makes the card (or gift) seem more personal.

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Thinking of You Window Card

My advisor’s dad was recently in the hospital with some health issues, and I wanted to make a card to let her know my husband and I were praying for her and her family.  This card was the final result.

Thinking of You, 5-20-14

Please forgive me for not yet having an awesome set-up for taking pictures of my cards.  Someday I’ll have my craft room all organized and settled and have a corner for getting great images of my projects!

Vertical Watermark-001

I used an old Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration (2011) set called Sweet Summer for the foliage, and Sizzix framelits to make the window and white shape on the inside.  The “Thinking of You” sentiment came from this set by Inkadinkadoo.  I stamped the foliage with black StazOn ink and used watercolor pencil to color in the leaves and berries (flowers?).

The ric-rac and flowers were in my stash – I am by no means a high-end stamper.  Whatever I find that is cheap and looks like it might be usable sometime just goes into the stash.  Someday I’m going to make it a personal challenge to make cards featuring various parts of my stash.  (Maybe then I’ll have some pre-made cards instead of having to scramble to make one every time I need a card!)

Do you shop the dollar bins, clearance aisles, and floral departments to build your accent collections?  Do you have any good tips?