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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wedding Invitation

The challenge this week at Little Scrap Pieces is wedding. It got me thinking about my wedding. My husband and I have been married for 5 years and have been together for 10. We wanted to have a big wedding but were going to have to pay for it ourselves. So, we started to save money, and then life happened, and we would have to spend that money. This happened several times, until I finally got sick of it and told him that if we were going to get married, we just needed to do it. So, we called a few friends, and got married in the preacher's back  yard 2 days later. I think it cost us a total of $107 to get married.

I don't regret not having a big wedding. We were actually able to buy a house with the money we saved, but the challenge got me to thinking about the kind of invitations I would have if we did have a wedding that required invitation. I love butterflies so this is what I came up with. It is totally non-traditional, but very me.
This is a butterfly cut from the Ultimate Creative Sampler Circuit cartridge. I cut out the exact image twice and layered patterned velum between the layers. I then added rhinestones. The body of the butterfly I made from beads from my stash and some gold floral wire, then hot glued it to the paper butterfly. You can see in this picture that there is a scroll curled up underneath the butterfly, this is the actual invitation. Keep reading, I'll get there eventually.
This pic shows a closer view of the rhinestones, vellum, and you can see that I added some iridescent glitter to the inner part of the wings.
This is the back of the card. I hot glued a white satin ribbon to the butterfly to hold the invitation.
This is a picture of the invitation. I did this on the computer with a template from windows word 2010. The wording was free on the Michael's website. The digital stamp was also a freebie. I think I got it from freevintagedigitalstamps.com, but I am not exactly sure.
A closer look at the butterfly behind the wording.

I love it. Like I said earlier, totally non-traditional, but totally me. Hope you like it. This card can be customized to occasion in which a butterfly lover might receive a card.

I will also be entering this into Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Wedding Days

Have a great night!




  1. LOOOOOOOOOVE this, totally would adore gettin an invitation that looked like this! Fabulous job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  2. What a beautiful and unique invite! I ran off and got married and never had a big wedding. We always said we would have one after but 16 years later, I'm still waiting! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  3. Such a wonderful way of sharing your invitation. That is much more memorable than the typical card. Thanks for sharing at Little Scrap Pieces.

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  4. I love the non traditional too, your invitation is stunning thank you so much for joining us over at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

  5. What a clever idea! I love your invitation. I too had a very, very small wedding but we sent out announcements with the exact same line that you have here "Two lives, two hearts..." imprinted on them at the top! Thanks for sharing this with us at FCCB this week!

  6. I love how original your invite is! The butterfly is very elegant! Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week! Emily

  7. So pretty Miranda, I like the bling you added, and it's so unique!! That was a terrific idea, saving the $$$$$ from one day and using it on a HOUSE you could live in for so long!!! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!!

  8. Really lovely and creative. Thanks for playing along with FCCB.

  9. Gorgeous and unique. Smart idea to save money on the wedding and use it for something you can share together, "a home". Thanks for adding your project to the Wedding Days challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  10. So pretty and original!! I love how you tied the invitation to the back of the butterfly. What a great way to save $$!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  11. love your sweet story Miranda. I had a small wedding not too many people but no honeymoon we took the money for that and bought funiture...Your invite is beautiful...thanks for joining the lsp challenge...Karen

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