Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cute Lantern Card Box

I found this cute wooden lantern at the craft store, and since my wedding was very rustic themed I decided to you is as the card box. I used to work at a country club and cater a lot of weddings, so I do advise that you use a box with a lock on it. We had a very good wedding coordinator who kept and eye on the box for us, you'd be surprised how many random people will show up to a wedding and take off with the money.

I decided to paint the lantern with acrylic paint (titanium white). You can use masking tape to ensure you don't get paint all over the transparent part, I just free-styled it. Then, I made the banner using a brown paper bag, hemp, rubber stamps, black ink, and glue. Again, I free-styled it, but you could always follow this blog post and change the shape of the individual banners. Then, I topped it off with a bow.

Close up of the banner

Friday, September 26, 2014

Movie Inspired Wedding Playlist

Ceremony- Wedding Party Entrance
All I Ask of You (Instrumental)- Phantom of the Opera
Ceremony-Processional (aka Bride's Entrance)
A Thousand Years (Instrumental-Piano Guys)-Chrisina Perri
At our wedding we incorporated this scene into our ceremony instead of religious readings
Love Actually (song-Silent Night - Pre Teens)
Ceremony-Recessional (aka we exit)
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Celebratory Welcome (aka Wedding Party Intros)
You Make My Dreams Come True (500 Days of Summer)- Hall and Oates
First Dance 
Island in the Sun (Out Cold)-Weezer (music video below)
How awesome is it that the music video is actually wedding themed
Cake Cutting Ceremony
The Sweetest Thing-U2
Parent-Child Dance
You'll Be in My Heart (Tarzan)- Phil Collins
Anniversary Dance
Unchained Melody (Ghost)- Righteous Brothers
Rick Roll of course
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Last Song
Closing Time (Friends With Benefits)- Semisonic

Other Movie-themed songs that we had play:

Cocktail Hour: Film Scores
Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, etc.

Reception (Had movie songs peppered into the usual)
Danger Zone (Top Gun)- Kenny Loggins
Don't You (Forget About Me) (Breakfast Club)- Simple Minds
Footloose (Footloose)-Kenny Loggins
Benny and the Jets (27 Dresses)- Elton John
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (HIMYM)-Proclaimers
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Old School)-Bonnie Tyler
Shipping Up to Boston (The Departed)-Dropkick Murphies

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Teal with Gunsmoke Accent Nails


Bachelorette Party Favors


Supplies:
Alcohol to get the party going
Hand Sanitizer
Band aid
Chapstick
Mints
Sweet snack
Tea for the next day
I made a cute tag to tie it all together :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DIY Bacchelorette Party T Shirts

One of the events of my bachelorette party was an adventure ropes course, so I thought it'd be nice to have shirts made for my bridal party.  I'm sort of a down to earth girl so I wanted my shirts to represent me (and I'm part Mohawk on top of Irish, English, German, Scottish, Welsh, and Thai).

 

Materials:
Tshirts
Computer (Windows/Microsoft Office)
Printer
Iron-on Transfer Paper
Iron


First, I made my design using Microsoft Word. I found the images online and used Papyrus font.

Next, I used Windows Paint to flip the image (mirror image).

 


I did a test print on paper to size the image onto the shirts.

Then I printed the images on iron-on transfer paper and followed the paper instructions.

For better results watch the t shirts first (don't use fabric softener).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bachelorette Party Ideas

1.
~Paint-n-Sip~

2.
~Adventure Ropes Course~

3.
~A night on the town~

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Graduation Pop Up Card


It's my soon to be sister-in-law's graduation, and I decided to make her a card! I Googled cards online and saw this one:
graduation pop up card

I did not have any of the materials for this tutorial, so I improvised - Glitter is better!

Good Luck with this card, and CONGRATS MAGGIE!!!