For this hop, we were to go on the themes of Wedding/Love/Family/Baby. Since it IS Erica's wedding day, I stuck with the Wedding theme and created a 2-page Layout for her wedding scrapbook (I used Erica's wedding color scheme to create this page - lilac and powder blue):
For this layout, I used textured black cardstock for the background and plain lilac and powder blue cardstock for the photo mats. On the left page, the photo mats are for 4x6 photos (lilac cut at 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and blue cut at 5x7) and on the right page, the photo mat is for a 5x7 photo (lilac cut at 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and blue cut at 6x8). I am assuming using the two smaller mats for ceremony pictures of the ring exchange and the larger one for the traditional "hands on the bouquet to show off the rings" photo.
For the rings, I used metallic cardstock from Target (Wasau Paper's Creative Collection) and the Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut Cartridge (p. 54). I cut the main layer of the rings at 1 3/4" out of the white metallic cardstock and the shift layer also at 1 3/4" out of silver metallic cardstock. I then layered the silver over the white to create the completed rings. For the words, "With This Ring... ...I Thee Wed," I used Gypsy Font cut at 1" and welded using my Gypsy handheld design studio on the same silver metallic cardstock as the rings.
As for my other project, I decided to make something that no wedding these days is complete without: monograms! I have a cousin who is getting married in October and, of course, Erica is getting married today, so I created monograms for them both, using their color schemes (lilac and powder blue for Erica and sea blue and orange for my cousin).
These monograms were created using the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (Citrus1 on p. 64). I cut the main image at both 2" and 3" on textured white cardstock and the shift image at 2" and 3" on orange cardstock and lilac cardstock. I then cut the letters out of powder blue and sea blue cardstock at 0.75" and 1.25" using the Gypsy Font Gypsy Cartridge. Instead of mounting the back colored piece "in line" with the white cover piece, I decided to let more of the color show by offsetting the two a little. I used my Xyron Create A Sticker to adhere the letters to the center, and, VOILA! Monograms to be used in so many ways for a wedding: invitations, place cards, thank you gifts, etc.
So, a big CONGRATULATIONS to the newly-married Mr. and Mrs. Smole, and their precious little girl, Bella!! May God richly bless you and your wonderful family!
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If you get lost, here is the complete line-up for today's hop:
1. My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
2. Alishia Gaff http://alishia-myscrapping.blogspot.com/
3 Amanda Haynes http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
4. Amanda Hernandez http://mandyscandywrappers.blogspot.com/
5 Autumn Johnson Willis http://autumnsbuggycreations.blogspot.com/
6 Charlotte Simpson Cornett http://charlottes-creations.blogspot.com/
7 Connie Benford Layman http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/
8. Courtney Larson http://craftingwithcourtney.blogspot.com/
9. Gayle Shrader http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/
10. Heather Flaherty http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/.
11 Heather Hammen Sipes http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com/.
11 Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincess Jamie) http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
13. Jen Roseman http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/.
14 Jennifer Rethorn Lundy http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/.
15 Julie Davis-Perez http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/
16. Justina Almanza http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com/
17. Kathleen Schriber http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/.
18 Kassidy Thomas http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/.
19 Lezlye Lauterbach-Hardwick http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/
20 Mayra Alonso http://gettingcraftywithma.blogspot.com/.
21 Linda Kuniyoshi http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com/.
22 Lucinda Gibson http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/
23 Michelle Hull http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/
24 Nina Wilson http://nina-hotpinkscrapper.blogspot.com/
25. Patricia Holloway http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/
26. Ricki Sholler Tidd http://manicexpressionsdesigns.blogspot.com/.
27 Rosa Kleyman http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/
28. Scrappin Dhilly http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/.
29 Sue-Ann Lovell http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/.
30 Tammy Androsky http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/
31. Terry Meyers http://cricutcraftinterry.blogspot.com/
32. Tina Ondrus Keller http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/.
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