Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I’m A Copycat

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Besides a monetary gesture, I wanted to make something to give to my daughter and new son-in-law as a gift for tying the knot.  I was thinking of making something with a monogram but then I saw this lovely gift idea from Tara at Just Devine Style.

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I love the frame Tara had and she did such a great job on this.  I’m sure her friends are going to love it!  So I did a little playing around in Microsoft Publisher to make one of my own.  I used this image from The Graphics Fairy as a background and lightened it so the text I wanted to add would show up.

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I already had an 8x10 frame, a mat and cream colored card stock to use for this project, so the cost was $0.  I still like Tara’s best, but here is my version.

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The image is so faint in the picture, but in person you can just see it and it doesn’t interfere with the text.

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I hope my daughter and her hubby like it! 

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Linking up with the following linky parties:

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden

16 comments:

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Very nice! There's nothing better than something handcrafted, or with a printer or whatever, hey, it's from the heart and it looks fab!

Happy Hot Wednesday to you!

Lisa

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I am certain they will love this thoughtful gift, Kathy! Great job!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

It's great and even more so because it was made with love!!

xxoo

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I am sure they will love it. That is a great gift. Nice work! I need to learn how to work with that program someday too!

Decorchick! said...

That's so nice Kathy!! They will love it. :)

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Kathy,
It turned out great! I am so happy you made it. I am sure they will love it! I really think personal gifts mean a lot. Thanks so much for mentioning me!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I'm sure they will love it! It's a great keepsake!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Kathy. It turned out great and I just love the price. I'm sure they will cherish it.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Paula said...

Very nice Kathy! I know they will love it~especially because it was made by you:)

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Funny, Kathy! When saw the title of your post, I immediately thought "shoot, aren't we all???" LOL

What a great project. Mmmm, I may be "cat-copying" a little myself on this one!

Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

Cathy that is a really neat wedding gift idea! You should make them and sell them on Etsy. They are truly precious. I would buy one for sure.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Rosemary said...

Wow this is fabulous!!
Love it! I may have to make one too.
Glad you like the pink crown. It says baby girl on it.
I love the Graphics Fairy too!! Karen is great!
Have a lovely day!!
Rosemary

Cindy Adkins said...

Hey Kathy,
It turned out fantastic!!! WOW! That was my favorite idea I had seen all day...I was planning to make them for my married children and families for the holidays.
Your work is awesome, as always!!! And you have so much style...love, love it!
Hugs,
Cindy

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh Kathy, I LOOOOVE it! I think they will be thrilled with it. Hope you don't mind if I kind of copy ya. It's the sincerest form of flattery after all! HEE HEE! Love it! I'm totally putting this on my to do list. GORGEOUS!!!

Petie said...

What a great idea! That could be cute for a new baby gift too :)

Diane said...

What a nice gift for your daughter and SIL. Love how that turned out and thanks for the graphic site. Great stuff there as well.

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