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Monday, June 7, 2010

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Old, Something New

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for this week is For the Bride, using the adage "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."   My project is a table centerpiece for a shower.  It is 4 panels made from the Wedding Solutions Cartridge.


Deconstructed, this centerpiece started with an old peanut can.  I covered it the the matching paper color for her wedding and lined the inside with a ziploc plastic bag to hold water for the flowers.


 



This was an easy project except for waiting for all the stickles to dry.  The panels were made in DS, using the frame panel on the Wedding Solution cartridge, I welded the Mr and Mrs into one panel and the Bride and Groom onto the other and cut 4 of each at 4 inches.  Then I cut the layers for each and set them aside with stickles on them to dry.  The congratulations banner is on the Wedding Solutions Cartridge too.  Cut it twice at 5 inches.  I placed small cuts at the edges of the banner where it looks like it folds so that it would easily attach to the top of the panels.

I ran the brides skirt through the Divine Swirls Embossing folder and stickled over the swirls.  I added flourishes to the top of the panel where the bride and groom are, cut at 5 inches and shadowed.  Made it stick up above the panels to hold the congratulations banner.  This bride's colors were pink and blues.  So I added the pink gerberas providing a nice contrast to the blue peanut can and the fresh white.

The bride is A HUGE recycle person so this project appealed to her on a number of levels.  She is going to give away the middle of the centerpieces to each of her bridesmaids.  I have added each of their names to the peanut can tops and placed the lids on the bottom of the cans.  Pull out the ziploc bag with the flowers, throw in the little thank you note from the bride and the box with earrings and put the top on and away they go. The can will then be reused again however they want to use it.  My something old becomes new and the colors of blue.

Thanks for looking.
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