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Friday, October 2, 2015

Wedding gift embellishment...

My nephew got married a couple of months ago, and I wanted the gift for him and his bride to look extra special. This is what I did:
These photos were taken with my cell phone, so please excuse the glare in the center and a bit of blurriness.

Tissue paper flower:

I had some white tissue paper and decided to make a big tissue flower. I remembered making them as a kid. You just layer about 8 squares of tissue paper (mine were about 8" X 8"), accordion fold all the layers at once in about 1" folds. You'll end up with an 8" long accordion-folded strip that is about 1" wide. Tie it off tightly in the center with some string, fan out the folds and carefully begin pulling each single sheet of tissue toward the center. You have to be very careful so as not to tear them.

Once I had all the layers pulled toward the center as much as I could, I adjusted and fluffed them until I had what I wanted. I put some pearls in the center with hot glue. As a final touch, I brushed the outer edges of the tissue paper with some glue and sprinkled on some clear glitter.

Leafy branches with pearls:

The leafy branches that stick out on either side of my flower were cut from white CS with a Sizzix Bigz die called Branch with Leaves. I simply added some large flat-backed pearls to dress them up a bit.

Mr. & Mrs.:

The Mr. & Mrs. was cut from white CS using the Tie the Knot cartridge. I simple sprayed it with adhesive and covered it with clear glitter before adhering it to my package.

Card Pocket:

At first I didn't know what to do with my card. I wanted it attached to my package, but I didn't want to put it on the top, I solved my dilemma by creating a little pocket on one end to hold it. I used a border punch to add a fancy edge across the top and some wide glitter tape across the center. It was adhered to the package on the sides and bottom with double-sided red-line tape.

Here's a better look at the card pocket and the top of the gift.

The wedding was held at an historic farm, so the happy couple chose decorations that combined a rustic look with touches of elegance. There was a lot of burlap along with many, many flowers and candles. I thought my gift fit right in! A very lucky coincidence.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Cheryl, what a beautiful package. I would want to just keep it wrapped and look at it awhile. The card pocket on the end is a super idea.

Lynne in NI said...

Heee I remember making these too, but mine NEVER looked as pretty as this! Such a great idea to add the pocket for your card x

Taunya Butler said...

So, so very AWESOME!!! It sounds like your gift fit in amazingly and perfectly!! I have never made tissue flowers like that so there is something new for me to try!!! Thank you for your uplifting blig that is full if inspiration for me on ways to create beautiful things to show others I care! You are so personal with your creations - it makes me want to be more like you in my creating!!! Thank you and have a BEAUTIFUL week!!! Hugs to you!!!

Glittered Paws said...

So pretty - and yes I remember making the tissue paper flowers - in fact I think we made them to decorate for our prom many many years ago. Great presentation.