blake and i are headed to iowa today to be with my family for the holidays.
i am super excited.
its always so calm and relaxed at my folks' place. even when i am working, i never feel the 'deadline' pressure.
i get to sleep in a super comfy bed & hang out with my grandma!
and, my sister and i always have a harry potter marathon.
each movie, one after another. [thats a really long time ;)]
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today, amanda is stepping in to share a fun [and easy!] holiday ornament tutorial.
its a great way to display fun paper announcements & documents.
here we go :
One of the things I am especially thankful for this year is that my husband is graduating with his Ph.D. next month! It's been a long five years, and he's finally going to get that diploma, and the title of "doctor" to go along with it!
I designed his graduation announcements and invitations. We had several left over, and I saw this post and was inspired to preserve the invitation in a glass Christmas ornament.
You will need:
I used a Creative Memories paper cutter to cut the invitation into narrow strips of paper.
To curl the strips of paper I wrapped each one around a pen.
I filled the ornament with the curled paper strips, and tied a pretty ribbon for some embellishment.
It will be so much fun to get out this ornament next year and remember the excitement of this year. This is a creative and inexpensive way to preserve invitations for family and friends too. I'm definitely going to keep it in mind for:
bridal or baby shower invitations
(And yes, I use the word "preserve" loosely. I know it's been cut up. But we still have the important pieces of it!)
isnt that fun?
thanks for sharing, amanda.
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*i would love to try this with our [future] adoption announcements!
have a great day, everybody!