Wedding Bells!

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Weddings are such an exciting time of life. So much planning and preparation goes into one very special day. Last year, June 2019, my sister-in-law got married. It feels weird writing that because she is way more of a sister to me than a “sister-in-law” is considered to be. Knowing she waiting SO long for this grand day left me on pins and needles from the time I heard about the engagement, until the time she said “I DO”. I was so excited for them!

My brilliant plan was to be able to use my crafty abilities to create some signs and anything else I could muster up to help them with their special day. I designed some invitations and thank you cards for her bridal shower. I designed these ones with my mother-in-law and was so excited to find some of the floral touches online to create the vision that she was hoping for.

Once the weather turned nice, my husband and I started on their wedding signs. It was such a joy to work as a team on these signs. They are made with old pallets. We sanded them down, used the Cricut to make stencils and spray painted them. These signs were used on the road and she was happy with how they turned out!

The next step was the more intricate signs. I enjoyed the time we spent together going over her vision for them and I was eager to make them perfect for her big day! She picked out the font and I got to work. I designed these signs using Cricut Design Space. I used the Cricut Stencil Vinyl to adhere to the wood then I painted the stencil to achieve this result. She was going for a rustic look so I found an oxidizing stain which required a few coats to create a nice weathered, rustic look. I was happy with how crisp the letters showed up on the wood. I found that the stain acted differently depending on the type of wood used. You can see the slight variations in the first picture below.

Once the wedding signs were complete, and they were happy with them, I started on the Bachelorette party items. This of course was a surprise for her so me and the girls went to work planning and I got to make some fun additions to the party. I personalized some jars for the girls and designed the decals in Cricut Design Space. I have been so thankful at how easy to use Design Space is and what I have been able to create with it.

Then on to some party shirts for the girls! We did a mermaid theme! I love that we both share the love for mermaids. I made some tank tops for all the girls, and I tucked the shirts in the drinking jars and we were ready to go for a fun celebration.

This was one of the most rewarding projects I have done. From start to finish with multiple events all with the end goal to bless the bride. The months leading up to the wedding felt like I was always creating, always designing and perfecting it for her. Being a part of this wedding was such a highlight of my year and a memory I will never forget! I am so happy for them and soon they will be sharing their 1st year anniversary! HUGE congrats to the happy couple.

I would love to do more projects like this in the future.

We are Created to Create!

-Whit

Bubble Birthday!

After completing a few Birthday projects in 2019 I was approached by a friend to work on a design for her daughter’s 1st Birthday. She wanted a Bubble theme and showed me a few ideas of what she had in mind. Using her Pinterest board as inspiration I was able to find a bubble SVG file and designed the rest around that. My first step was creating the invitations. (above image) Once I designed the individual pieces and text on Cricut Design Space, I use the print and cut feature then assembled the elements. It was a lot to assemble and tricky to make them exactly the same, but it was a success. I am so happy how they turned out, and so was she.

I designed a “One” cake copper using glitter cardstock. The Cricut did amazing cutting this with the custom ‘Glitter Cardstock’ setting since it is a little thicker than regular cardstock. I adhered it to two toothpicks and it worked great on the cake she had made.

I also designed a name decal for her highchair. Once I had the name designed in the chosen script font I cut it out on the glitter cardstock, added two holes in the ends and she tied ribbon to it to hang in front of her daughter’s highchair. It looked amazing!

She also wanted some favour tags for some bubble bottles. These were simple to create on Cricut Design Space using the print and cut feature. I used my paper punch to cut out the flower die cuts as the backing, added holes and then she added ribbon to tie around the bottles.

Ever since getting the Cricut my little guy was very eager to help. He was only 3 1/2 when I got it, but he just loves doing creative projects with his mama. So with my wild little love in tow, we created these little 1’s for confetti on the table. He was such a good helper!

The best part of this project was making her vision a reality. Its such a successful feeling when you can create what someone else envisions, and such a joy to create something that they are happy with! A first Birthday is no joke, its such a milestone to reach and an important time to celebrate. I was thankful she chose me to design the little touches for her daughters special day.

We are Created to Create!

-Whit