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Housewarming and Wedding present

So, what do you get a couple who has a bridal shower, moves into their new house two weeks later and then gets married right after that?? It was a crazy summer since those people happen to be my brother and new sister-in-law. Unfortunately I wasn’t a big help when they moved in since I can’t carry very much, but I did try to help organize. (Sorry if you still can’t find things guys!!)

In those two months, they had a lot of gifts to open and put away. So, I decided to wait until after the wedding to give them their housewarming present and make it into a larger gift. I went to Target and went through their registry and found a bunch of bath items that hadn’t been bought, as well as some kitchen things. Then I went to AC Moore and bought a large basket to house all the stuff I just purchased. I also picked up a roll of clear cellophane wrap.

When I assembled the basket, I put all of the bath stuff on one side and all of the kitchen on the other. I created two cards – one wedding and one housewarming and placed them on the corresponding side of the gift and wrapped it in cellophane. Then I took this purple ribbon that has some silver in it to make it sparkly and tied a bow at the top. Here are some pictures of the gift:

   

 

 

In the second picture, there is also a set of Christmas cards that says Merry Christmas Love Mr and Mrs (last name). They feature a red poinsettia on pop dots sitting on a “Merry Christmas” background stamp that was done with Stazon Blazing Red ink. The envelope was stamped with a long music notes stamp I have.

Here are some pictures of the cards that I made for them.

  

For the wedding card, I used Elegant Edges to create the mats on the front. I created smaller mats on the inside for the sentiment. I used the wedding couple dancing along with some ColorBox purple chalk ink. (Purple was one of the main colors at their wedding.)

For the “Just Moved” and the house, I used the Just Because cards Cricut cartridge. I added the green strip to look like grass and wrote “Welcome” on what looks like it should be the mat. I cut the “Just Moved” out of white card stock and then inked it with Tea Dye distress ink. The card base is also cut from the same cartridge, as was the envelope. Hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by! As always, feel free to leave a comment.

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About scrapsecrets

Fairly new to scrapbooking and learning as I go. I wanted to share some of my tips with others who may be new to scrapbooking or card making. Feel free to comment or make suggestions on any of my work or ideas - I love feedback! Especially if it's about a new product I should try - I love getting new material! Check out my other blog thecreativeconsultant.wordpress.com for tips on party planning, ideas for party themes and how to stretch your party budget! *I do not get paid to endorse any of the products and/or retailers I talk about in my blog.*

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