Tag: wedding

Greeting Cards Get Me Every Time

If you’re ready. I am. Now, I’m not talking about how sappy greeting cards get me every time. But, let’s be honest, they do. No. This greeting card project stems from those 6+ month old post-wedding to-dos I had mentioned in the past.

So, for our wedding, Mr. Gets Me Every Time and I were blessed enough to receive so many cards:

So I gathered up my supplies. The binder rings, from Staples and our cards plus a three-hole punch, a box knife & my glue gun, not pictured, and that teal box. It’s our card box from the wedding and a perfect base to the card book I made. It was just like this one from Paper-Source, only mine was teal.

Then, I lined up all my cards from smallest to biggest, height wise. I turned vertical-opening cards on their sides and added them to the pile. Then, they all got the punch. (Note, this was a great activity to do in front of a movie. My choice, Legally Blonde.) After that, while still watching Reese do her thing, I simply put the binder rings through the holes.

Next, I took to this box with a box knife. I cut the string off which left me with the sides of the box (the curved part the handle is on) and the front/back part, still connected. Then, I slit what is now the spine of my card book. I glued the pieces back together to the correct thickness, based on the number of cards we had. Then, I punched holes CAREFULLY in the back of the new book to put another three card rings  through, in order to connect the cards.

And that’s it. I left our “CARDS” sign attached to the front and our new book will live on our bookshelf next to our photo albums. Such a great way to keep them all together and be able to easily flip through them.

(Oh look, there’s that glue gun shot. Silly me.)

Guest Books Get Me Every Time

Who knew that the wedding projects continue after the big day? I sure didn’t. But, I’m not letting that ignorance stop me. At our May 2011 wedding we used these simple gray tags as part of our guestbook. The guests simply wrote on a tag and hung it on a pegboard. The tags were seen throughout most of our wedding stationary. Take a look:

You can see that we used these tags on our save the dates, our invites and at the wedding itself as escort cards featuring customized buttons. They were also on our favors–sweet gifts of candy for the end of the night.

But, I’m getting off track here.

So, we have all these tags that our guests wrote on still sitting in a box—7 months after our wedding. What to do? Before the wedding we thought we’d reuse the pegboard. But. No. It was all warped by the time it went from reception to cab to hotel to car to home.

Lucky for us, we’ve got 6 white frames lying around. A perfect place to begin. Now, how do we lay them out? That’s where I’m hoping you guys can help. Read more

Another Year Gets Me Every Time

I know I hardly have the right to blog a yearly recap, I mean, I feel like I haven’t blogged a thing. But, perhaps that’s a fine introduction anyhow. 2011 was a huge year for our family. Just look what I mean.

Clockwise from top left: Traveled to Toronto for business | Went to our first ever fish rodeo
while on a Florida vacay | Started the most blessed union | Our first trip to Martha’s Vineyard |
Another trip to Fenway Park | A business trip to San Fran (no, I didn’t really meet the Tanners) | 

So, as you can see, it’s been quite the year. Also worth noting is that we have a new niece! Born the day after my birthday, we’ll always have birthday weekends together.

What will you remember in pictures or memories from 2011? More about 2012 to come!