Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monika & David, Sittin’ In A Tree…

Our friends Monika & David got married in July in Maui.  We couldn’t go, because we are actually going to Maui later this year.  But just because we missed the wedding doesn’t mean we miss out on the fun of celebrating with them!

I made a handmade wedding card for Monika & David.  Monika likes purple, so I thought I would include some glittery purple paper.

First I used my Martha Stewart 1” scalloped circle punch and punched out a bunch of silver and purple glitter circles.  Then I sewed them onto a piece of vellum paper.

When I was done sewing, I adhered the vellum to my A2 cardstock.

I never waste paper, so I punched out some little 1/4” hearts with the bits of paper left.

And adhered them randomly onto the front of the card.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the shape and sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Happy Day stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock.

Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it to the inside of the card.

For the envelope, I used my gigantic alphanumeric roller stamp, plus the Valentine’s roller stamp from American Crafts.  The envelope was slippery and shimmery, so I used Staz On ink for it.

I wanted to make a garland to go around the gift, so I sewed a garland with the leftover silver and purple punched circles.

Sewing the garland was easy.  Just feed each circle into the machine, allowing a small space in between them.

Here’s the whole package together!

On Sunday 8/25, we met up with Monika & David at URBN in North Park for lunch.  We had never been there before and were excited to try new food.  I actually had a bunch of gifts stored up for Monika, because the last time we saw them, I forgot to bring her Christmas gift.


The food at URBN was really good!  Todd & I shared a tomato & mozzarella salad.

And a pizza, which turned out to be WAY too big.  We had no idea it was going to be so huge.
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I had two smaller pieces, Todd ate a bunch, and still got a lunch out of it for the next day.

I had a bite of these chicken wings that Monika and David got, and it was delicious!  Not heavily breaded, and not saucy.  I like it!

So happy to finally get together with Monika & David to celebrate their new marriage, and to eat good food!
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  1. It was great seeing you both! Thank you for all of the gifts! I love the card and garland. I want to do something with the garland but I'm not sure what. Maybe I can find a place for it at my new office. Desk decor! :o)

  2. I love the card and present garland, such a great idea.


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