OK wait- before you throw me in the looney bin-- keep reading. :)
So... yesterday was the Royal wedding (and yes-- I got up at 4am EST to watch). But 6 years ago today there was another wedding that was even more important to me. Mine.
We don't really do gifts for our Anniversary, we usually just go out dinner of something. Then out of no-where I got this great idea to MAKE an Anniversary present for us (not just for my husband-- for me too!) I'd seen the idea floating around the blogosphere, but I don't have a Silhouette machine (like EVERYONE else in blogland seems to have), so I thought I couldn't do it. This morning I decided I really WANTED to do it so.... Here it is!
I LOVE IT! and so does my husband-- score!
OK since I don't have a Silhouette and I'm a cheapskate and I've made a new pact with myself to 'Use What I Got', here's how I did it:
First I gathered all my materials in a nice neat pile. :)
my words printed on my laser printer
scissors with a VERY fine point
frame (purchased at Goodwill for $1.75)
black spray paint
First I started by painting the frame.
While the frame was drying I started piecing together the papers. Because I was 'Using What I Got', I chose some 8 1/2 X 11 paper and a scrap of a bigger pice for the background so it took a little work. I purposely chose a pattern that would be easy to match up because I wanted a seamless look-- stripes worked really well.
|My husband was very quick to note that I put the 'O' in Metallo on vertically instead of horizontally. Oops. Doesn't really bother me though.|
Then frame up the finished product and there you have it!
|FYI-- in most light you can't see the place where the background paper lines up-- this is just a bad photo of it.|
And one final before and a few afters.
Happy Anniversary to the BEST husband a girl could ask for. I love you!