After making and gifting the magnetic perpetual calendar for my friend Bridget’s bridal shower, her wedding day was finally approaching. What did that mean for me? Making another custom card, of course! I guess I just can’t help myself.
I’ve seen literal “tie-the-knot” cards before (with a string attached to the inside in such a way that opening the card actually ties a knot) and I always thought they were clever. I like to be inspired by what I find in my creative research, but I refuse to copy what others have done. One slight pet peeve about the cards I’d seen was that they always used one string to create the knot. Well, since marriage binds two people, wouldn’t the symbolism be better represented by two strings? (Ta-dah!)
Hence my double-string tie-the-knot design. I kept everything else really simple so it wouldn’t compete with the knot itself. The gold-foil paisley scrapbook paper was a clearance-bin score I couldn’t pass up on (for obvious reasons I’m sure, aside from how gorgeous it is). I was very excited to find a project I could use it for. (Note that after taking these photos, I shortened the strings so they would tie a tighter knot when the card was opened.)
So my congratulations to Bridget and her new husband, Chris. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, health and love.
PS: I’m in the middle of putting the final touches on my stack of holiday cards. I’ll be sharing those with you all soon after the New Year. Until then, enjoy your holiday (whichever one it is you celebrate)!