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Sometimes I Amaze Myself!

No really! 

My project idea actually turned out better than I imagined.  Even with all my procrastination.  You see, I needed to do a wedding gift (well I didn't really NEED to since I handmade all their wedding invitations).  I would much rather make something personalized than spend money on something that someone else might get them.  Ok, I admit it.  I like to be special.  lol  But I digress.....

This gift is for a wedding TOMORROW.  I just started it TODAY.  Yeah, I have a little problem with timelines.  But at my age, I probably ain't gonna change now.

So, with an idea in my head, some vinyl in hand and my computer and Cricut by my side...I ventured into my creative stupor.  And, lo and behold, SUCCESS!!  Here are my ooooh and aaaahh pictures...

Pretty cool, eh?  I had purchased a couple of shadowbox frames at Michael's one day when they were on sale, just knowing I would come up with a project to use them on. Turns out, this was the perfect project.  

After I cut the background letters out using the Gypsy Font cartridge, they were still a little plain even with the fancy swirls.  So I grabbed some glittery Stickles and added a few highlights.  Just what it needed!  I put the frame together and added the couple's first name and wedding date to the front of the glass on the frame.  I love how it gives it such dimension.  And the good part is, it will be easy to clean and the neutral colors will go with most any decor.

So...I would love to hear what you think.  If you do any kind of personalized gifts, I would love to hear about them.  Feel free to share!!

Until next time....keepin' my fingers inky and my Cricut chirpin'!


Really nice! I bet they love it!
Ruth G said…
What a thoughtful, personal gift! I'm sure they'll proudly display it in their home!!! You sound like me. The longer an idea brews in my head the better it turns out in the end. TFS!
Mountainrose said…
It will be something they will cherish forever.

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