Saturday, July 9, 2016

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

The first craft I started on after we got engaged was a way to ask my besties to be a part of our special day!

I knew I wanted to do something more than just a text or call, so I decided to write them a note asking them to be in the bridal party.

I bought a pack of craft paper cards from Hobby Lobby. (I thought these would make nice 'Thank You' cards as well.) I design the 'Will You Be Mys' in Adobe Illustrator, then uploaded the files as svgs into Cricut Design Space. I used the brushed gold Cricut Vinyl for the Bridesmaid/man and Maid of Honor text, and regular black, white and pink vinyl for the rest.

I searched on Pinterest to find a cute saying or poem for the card and came across this one, which fit perfectly.
I need...
something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue,
but most importantly...
I need you!
I layed the words out in Illustrator and printed on white cardstock then trimmed to fit inside the card.

On the inside bottom of the card I wrote a personal message to each of my friends asking them to stand by me on my wedding day.

I was so excited to receive their responses of YES! I couldn't ask for 3 better people to share this special day with me.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How To Make a Pallet Sign

Wow! Things have been busy! 2016 started off amazing, with our engagement!
I have been busy crafting up a storm for the wedding but I wanted to take a minute to share my How-To Pallet Sign we used for our engagement photos for our Save the Date cards.

First, we made our own pallet sign using cedar that was 4” tall and 1” thick. I knew the sign would have 4 lines of text, so the finished pallet was about 16” x 16”. We secured the 4 pieces of wood together with glue and 2 vertical pieces of wood on the back.

I wanted to sign to coordinate with our wedding colors (rose pink & grey) so I stained the pallet a medium grey. I used a grey craft paint and diluted it with water, then using a cloth I rubbed the stain onto the pallet. This allows the wood grain to show through. 

I used my Cricut to cut the words out of white permanent adhesive vinyl. Then I used transfer tape to adhere the words onto the pallet. (I used some rose pink vinyl for the hearts!)

The sign was perfect for our engagement photos! Our photographer, Jennifer with Just Be PhotoJennic, is AMAZING and I absolutely love how our pictures came out.

Only 96 more days until we are #SKOOTingDownTheAisle!