Month: May 2012

Dressed to Impress Wedding Card

Phew.

My mom left on Thursday, in a way putting an end cap on the first (almost) half of the year. As much as another goodbye is the last thing I wanted, I feel like I have some closure on what has been a tumultuous year at best. For the first time in 2012 I feel like my life may be returning to normal.

I’m not sure I know what that looks like anymore.

Anyhow. That has nothing really to do with today’s post.

One of the “ups” in the last 6 months was a wedding. I’ve talked about it and showed you the cookies we made. Today I’m showing you the card.

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Elizabeth & Nate’s Wedding Cookies

I know I teased you all last week with a sneak peek of these cookies. I’m finally getting around to telling you all about them.

Even before Nate & Elizabeth were officially engaged, my sister & I volunteered to make cookies. This was before we thought about the fact that Nate’s family alone could fill up the church. Luckily for us, Elizabeth had a lot of people make a lot of different kinds of desserts. So we didn’t have to make enough for everyone. We made about 80.

We had originally planned to only make cakes, but last-minute I decided to make some hearts as well, and I’m so glad I did. I think the hearts are my favorite.

 

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s a really simple idea for Mother’s Day cards!

Sometimes you want something more personal than a store-bought card, but maybe you’re not crafty enough to make anything complicated. This card is for you!

What you need:

Card made for our moms. Photo taken by Frost on Flower Digital Photography.

We had this super adorable picture of Little Man that I wanted to give our moms anyway. So we turned it into its own card.

By using photo corners, you can remove the photo from the card without any damage.

Just stamp a simple message on the outside, and write what you want on the inside!

That’s it!

Mother’s Day Cards 2012

SPOILER ALERT! If you are my grandma, or my husband’s grandma, STOP READING THIS POST. These cards are for you. But I wanted to share some new ideas for Mother’s Day cards in time for other people to be inspired by them.

Anyway. I had intended to take many more in-process shots, but things went all pear-shaped in the middle of it, and I thought for a while that I was going to have to scrap them and start over. But I managed to recover and bring them back from the brink.

Given all the hecticness (pretty sure that’s not a real word) of my life lately, I wanted to make cards that were fairly simple. Nothing along the lines of the quilled cards I made last year. (more…)