Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wedding Projects Challenge

This weekend isn't exactly my favorite weekend of the year.  Time is precious and I intensely dislike the weekend when we set the clocks forward one hour.  I know we'll get the hour back in Fall, but it's small comfort when I get up at 7am only to find out that it's already 8am!  Tomorrow, however, is going to be an exciting day - it's my grandson's 5th birthday party!  It's also the day when I'll announce the winner of the Cricut Expression and one lucky person is going to be very, very excited.  I wish I could send one to all of you.  Perhaps it will make you feel better to know that I don't have one either!  

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!  I'll post them tomorrow when I announce the winner.  I'm really glad to know that you enjoy the show and that there are so many Scrapbook Memories fans.  I appreciate your comments very much.  I genuinely love hosting the show and am looking forward to hosting the new series, which we'll be taping in April.  There are some changes which I'll tell you about later, but in my best Austrian accent, I'm happy to say that "I'll be back".

While you're waiting for the winner to be announced, let me tell you about the next GIVEAWAY.  Yes, there will be another one in April.  All the details will be announced on 0404.  The Designer Crafts Connection will have a Giveaway each month, plus we'll be sharing project ideas, tips and techniques which we hope you'll enjoy.  This month the challenge projects are all about weddings.  Here are the wedding favors I created for my son's wedding.

The first project is a matchbook with a photo of the happy couple inside.  I secured the bottom flap with a decorative brad using the Fastenator.  You can create the template for the matchbook in Photoshop Elements®, or Word® on your computer.  You can get 8 matchbook covers from one 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.  Each strip is 2" x 5".  Don't forget you'll need to print both sides and the second side (which will be the inside of the flap) will need to be turned upside down.  Use the drawing toolbar to do this.  Print a sample on regular paper first to make sure everything is lined up correctly.  It may take a little trial and error to figure out where the wording needs to be.  The photograph was printed separately then glued to the inside.

The seal for the clear favor box was also created in Word® then punched using a large scalloped punch from Marvy Uchida.  All the supplies and tools can be purchased at your local Michaels' store.

Here's a list of the supplies I used:  Textured pearl cardstock, paper trimmer, Fastenater and decorative brads, adhesive crystals, clear favor boxes, scalloped punch, pink ribbon and glue dots.

We'll be drawing the winner tomorrow, so y'all come back now.........

Yours truly,
Julie :)


  1. it was my first time here and my first time doing your hop. i got lost and confused but hope i did it right..i posted my names on several of your post before midnight...

    my granddaughter could really use this cricut...thank for chance to win...

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  2. It is my first time here and I so wish there was a master list for contest..I got confused and lost..I did post them on several comments..

    I click on that button and keep going and going and checking everyone's March 3 post...but I could not figure out who the hop ended with...or started with..
    Hope to win this for my granddaughter.


  3. I love the wedding favors you made Julie. I wish I knew someone getting married. These are such wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them with everyone!

  4. This is so cute can't wait for rest off to appt then nack to finish I love weddingd

  5. Lovely job on everything you did for your son's wedding, very elegant and pretty!

  6. These are so darling and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation ideas Julie!

  7. Anonymous3/18/2011

    This beautiful project and idea really does do justice to the happy couple. Matchbooks are so versatile.