Monday, June 13, 2011

The Reveal...

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your week. I can't believe we are more than halfway through Monday already...


Well, the wedding is over, and it was a success.

Everything went off as it was planned, and the bride and groom and their families loved the favors.

As I said last week, it was nice for me that Misty chose the two easiest favors in the entire box of samples. She chose the green striped paper, and wanted the little roses, so she was quite pleased!

Here are the finished favors, front and back:


These were covered Hershey's miniature candies. I covered them first with the striped papers, then with the photo strip. I made a piece for the back to help stabilize the candies, and also to put Misty and Carl's thank you note.





These are the little pockets that we paper crafters love to make. Started with a square, and made a few folds. Adhered the Ghirardelli candy with a piece of 1" scor-tape. Punched a hole through the front, put the flower stem in. Secured it on the inside with small piece of packing tape, and tied the ribbon around the flower. Added the photo with scor-tape.


The back...




This is what I did with a whole lotta leftover candies. I just did this on an address label with Printmaster, and wrapped.


Well, that's it, folks! Spent a few minutes this morning with the vampire ladies at the clinic having some six month checkup labs done, spent HOURS trying to find something in my closet that fits, then shopping this whole (teensy) town for something that fits...ugh. Have a reception for my DH to go to tonight, and I don't much like wearing 'real clothes' anymore!

Have a great night, and I'll be back tomorrow with something pretty, and the next day with a surprise!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Food for thought: Why do we spend so much time buying things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like?

18 comments:

Olga said...

I hear ya bout real clothes, I have one nice outfit that still fits that isn't shorts, jeans or carpis LOL. the favors look so great, I'm sure everyone loved them!!!! Can't wait for you surprise!

Terri J said...

Very cool wedding favors. I wish I would have been more crafty when I got married, oh what fun it would have been to make these. They are adorable!

Mau xx said...

Beautiful Favours Patti,they look so very personal with the picture and thank you message. Superb xx Love your food for thought today....lol
Hugs Mau xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You did a super duper job on the favors, PJ! Not making the favors for my DD's wedding, but they will get a bit of decorating. As for the real clothing thing, me in a gown is going to be more than interesting! Can't tell you the last time I had a skirt of any sort on. Bet you will look awesome tonight. Take a photo!

Lorie said...

These are WONDERFUL Patti! Great job!

Sandy Ang said...

So happy that your creations are so well received at the wedding. My thoughts on your question - perhaps it's this subconscious wish for approval from all and sundry

Chelsea said...

These are great. Doesn't it feel good to be done with these!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the favors and I know the bride and groom were thrilled. Love the little rosebuds - just the perfect touch. Like I told you - it is not what you have on - it is what is inside that make you beautiful!!!

Patti P. said...

What lovely favors and I am sure everyone loved them....are you tired of striped green paper????
Staying home and not having to dress for work outside the home has spoiled me. I haven't bought hardly anything to wear in the last couple of years. May have to get some tops .... my summer ones are getting kinda shabby and don't even want to think about dressing up.
Hope you have a great time tonight.

Iris said...

Lovely! I can see why the bride loved them!

Dawnll said...

Love these favors -such fun ideas and such a great impression they make.
Your a sweetie for doing all of them.

Donna said...

Very cute! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've been lurking around yours but could never comment as I did not have a Google account. Enjoyed visiting Saturday.

Ret Cudmore said...

Oh PJ, these are adorable! You worked hard at them and helped to make their day a success. Very nice! I know just what you mean about clothes that fit...arghhhhh!!! Have a great rest of the week.

Becky said...

This are adorable Patty. Love the paper.

Amy Johnson said...

They are so cute and pretty! No wonder they liked them so much! So glad it all worked out so well.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! These dare just darling hun!! I love your personalized photo!! Wonderful creations sweeite!! ;)

Melisa Waldorf said...

I feel your pain. I hate shopping for clothes. However I am finally starting to embrace my fatness a little more, and I'm actually wearing take tops this summer, I don't care what my arms look like! Ha. I'm working on a tan. I didn't wear any shorts last year, only capri's, so I think now that my shins are stark white, I'm gonna shop for some shorts, it's just too hot here to not wear the least amount of clothing possible. Your favors are fabulous. So sweet of you to do that. Very clever my dear!

Crystal said...

AWESOME Wedding Favors Patti, they are gonna LOVE THEM!!!!! Great work dear friend!!!